Ecuador Fights For Survival – Against Its Elites By Andre Vltchek

5 July 2015 — Andre Vltchek

To overlook tremendous progress that Ecuador registered under the current administration, would take great determination and discipline.

Free public medical post

New airports, highways, hospitals and culture centers are everywhere, and they are impressive. Cities are counting with wide sidewalks, and public parks are equipped with all sorts of playgrounds for children, some extremely innovative.

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The TTIP Vote

6 July 2015 — 38 Degrees

There’s good news, and there’s bad news. It’s about TTIP – the shady trade deal between the US and Europe. This Wednesday, MEPs might finally get to vote on the deal for the first time. [1] MEPs across Europe will agree on the parts of the deal they do and don’t like. [2]
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We Interrupt This Referendum, Part 2 By S. Artesian

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

1. Tearing away, just for the moment, from Thunderdome on the Aegean–“Break a deal; face the wheel”– there’s the island commonwealth, Puerto Rico, part of the United States when that’s convenient and lucrative for the Federal government; and not part of the United States when it’s not convenient.  Like now.  When it has $72 billion in debt that the commonwealth acknowledges cannot be serviced.  Then…then Puerto Rico is a special case.  It reports statistical information to the US Department of Commerce and the Federal Reserve, but it gets its own country page on the World Bank website; and it gets its own statistical database.

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We Interrupt This Referendum, Part 1 By S. Artesian

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

Here’s all we need to know about the difference between voting “yes” or “no” on the referendum in Greece:  a “no” vote means, in the words of the current prime minister, “I can assure you that the next day, I will be in Brussels and there will be a deal;” a “yes” vote means that the next day the replacement prime minister will be promising to go to Brussels and secure a deal.
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New at Strategic Culture Foundation 28 June – 4 July 2015

4 July 2015 — Strategic Culture Foundation

Greece Faces a New Kind of Coup

04.07.2015 | 00:00 | Vladimir NESTEROV

According to the Financial Times, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras sent a letter to the three major money lenders saying he is ready to accept almost all the conditions proposed by the country’s international creditors at the weekend, marking the latest attempt to keep Greece in the eurozone. The Prime Minister said he would accept all of the terms proposed with just minor exceptions. He agreed to the changes in the country’s value added tax system but asked to keep a special 30 percent discount for the Greek islands untouched…

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The Radical Reconfiguration of Southern European Politics: The Rise of the Non Leftist Left By Prof. James Petras

3 July 2015 — The Greanville Post

The Greek Right and Washington   hardly   need  to  plot overthrows and repression  when  parties   like   Syriza  are  programmed  to   commit suicide on their own. —The Editor Continue reading this...
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What Stinks about Varoufakis and the Whole Greek Mess? By F. William Engdahl

3 July 2015 — New Eastern Outlook

1133Something stinks very bad about Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis and the entire Greek mess that has been playing out since the election victory of the nominally pro-Greek Syriza Party in January. I am coming to the reluctant conclusion that far from being the champion of the hapless Greek people, Varoufakis is part of a far larger and very dirty game.

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The political fraud of Syriza’s referendum on EU austerity in Greece By Alex Lantier

3 July 2015 — WSWS

Since Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras called a referendum on European Union (EU) austerity last Saturday, the entire enterprise has been exposed as a political fraud. It is designed to engineer a further capitulation to the EU’s demands, regardless of the outcome of the vote.

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Tsipras’s Surrender Rejected As Berlin Pushes For Regime-Change In Greece By Chris Marsden

2 July 2015 — WSWS

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras made a national televised address at 5.30pm, yesterday, declaring that Sunday’s referendum on whether to accept the terms of a Greek bailout would take place, and that he was still calling for a “no” vote.

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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?

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“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:
https://secure.38degrees.org.uk/child-tax-credits-chip-in 

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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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