New at Black Agenda Report 2 July 2015

2 July 2015 — Black Agenda Report

by BAR executive editor Glen Ford

The two corporate parties have collaborated in knocking off countries targeted for invasion and regime change. They have both nurtured the jihadist international network that was created under presidents Carter and Reagan. And presidents Clinton, Bush and Obama are complicit in the capital crime of genocide in the Congo, where six million people have died since 1996. The presidential nominee of either party must be a ghoul, a fiend, or a banshee.

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Will climate chaos reign in the Anthropocene? By Ian Angus

2 July 2015 — Climate & Capitalism

Will climate chaos reign in the Anthropocene?

storm chaos

“Far from being self-stabilizing, the Earth’s climate system is an ornery beast which overreacts even to small nudges.” Continue reading this...

More than Twice, Less than Zero By S. Artesian

1 July 2015 — The Wolf Report: Nonconfidential analysis for the anti-investor

We all know what Marx said Hegel forgot.  We don’t know what Marx would have said about the third time, or the fourth time, or the nth time.  And not just about historic personages; but about political parties, social “programs,” about all the pathetic spectacle than makes up “revolutionary democratic socialism,” “radical political economy,” the attempt to put a “human face” on capitalism.

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Child Tax Credits Update

1 July 2015 — 38 Degrees

38 Degrees members are clubbing together for huge newspaper ads shaming George Osborne into ditching the cuts to child tax credits. But we haven’t yet raised enough to get in the papers this Friday. Please click here to chip in £3 now: 

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The Gas Centrifuge Secret: Origins of a U.S. Policy of Nuclear Denial, 1954-1960

30 June 2015 — National Security Archive

Beginning in 1950s, U.S. Sought to Control Uranium Enrichment Technology that Iranians Are Using Today

In 1954, Washington Ruled Against Brazilian Attempt to Purchase West German Centrifuges for Its Nuclear Program as Contrary to U.S. “Interests”

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Fracking F**ked in Lancashire

29 June 2015 — 38 Degrees

MASSIVE news just in – people power has stopped fracking in Lancashire. [1] Local residents, supported by thousands of us from across the UK, persuaded the council to vote down the frackers’ plans.

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Now Playing, Limited Engagement, at the Odeon: Slick Alexis in “Illegal Illegitimate Odious”

27 June 2015 — The Wolf Report: Nonconfidential analysis for the anti-investor

Now Playing, Limited Engagement, at the Odeon: Slick Alexis in “Illegal Illegitimate Odious”

–Hey Yanni, Wanna see me pull a rabbit out of my hat?
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Child Tax Credit

27 June 2015 — 38 Degrees

30,000 of us – and rising – are working together to stop David Cameron taking money away from some of the poorest children in the country. Please will you add your name to the petition against his cuts to child tax credit?

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New at Strategic Culture Foundation 21-27 June 2015

27 June 2015 — Strategic Culture Foundation

Saudi Arabia and Russia: new contacts

27.06.2015 | 00:00 | Boris DOLGOV

The upcoming visit to Russia by the king of Saudi Arabia, Salman bin Abdulaziz, could signify a milestone in the expanding relationship between the two countries. Relations between Russia and Saudi Arabia go back almost 90 years. The Soviet Union was one of the first countries to recognize the independence of the Saudi government and to establish diplomatic relations with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), which was founded in 1926. The first ambassador the Soviet Union sent to Riyadh was Karim Khakimov, a prominent Soviet diplomat, scholar of the Orient, and public political figure… Continue reading this...


24 June 2015 — Pambazuka News

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New at Black Agenda Report 24 June 2015: Charleston Shooter A Terrorist? US Pushes Russia to War, Obama Ram Through TPP

24 June 2015 — Black Agenda Report

A Black Agenda Radio Commentary by BAR managing editor Bruce A. Dixon

US law defines a terrorist as someone willing to break the law to change government or corporate policy, like the #BlackLivesMatter protestors, or Chelsea Manning or Martin Luther King. So can we really call Charleston shooter Dylan Roof a terrorist? Killing black people has always been the official policy of governments and corporations.

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Statewatch News Online, Med crisis and EU response: 24 June 2015 (15/15)

24 June 2015 — • e-mail:

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Statewatch coverage of the migrant crisis in the Mediterranean

Key Analysis and Documents

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Statewatch News Online, 24 June 2015 (14/15)

24 June 2015 — Statewatch • e-mail:

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Child Tax Credits: The Cruelest Cut

24 June 2015 — 38 Degrees

The government knows their plans to cut child tax credits will push more kids into poverty. So today they’re trying to cover it up – changing the definition of child poverty to hide the effects of their cuts. They’re panicking about official evidence showing that the number of children living in poverty in the UK has risen for the first time in a decade. [1]

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