medConfidential Bulletin, 24th March 2017

24 March 2017 — medConfidential

It has been a while since we last sent a newsletter. Our apologies for that, but we have been kept busy!

We are entering a period where a lot of things are happening – and are likely to happen – in quick succession, so we wanted to provide a perspective and some context that we hope will help explain at least some of what is going on.

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US Coup in Ukraine: Aftereffects, Untold Story of the Greek “Bailouts”

24 March 2017 — Global Research

Armée Ukraine USAWhat America’s Coup in Ukraine Did

By Eric Zuesse, March 24 2017

On March 23rd, Gallup headlined “South Sudan, Haiti and Ukraine Lead World in Suffering”, and the Ukrainian part of that can unquestionably be laid at the feet of U.S. President Barack Obama, who in February 2014 imposed upon Ukraine a very bloody coup (see it here), which he and his press misrepresented (and still misrepresent) as being (and still represent as having been) a ‘democratic revolution’, but was nothing of the sort, and actually was instead the start of the Ukrainian dictatorship and the hell that has since destroyed that country, and brought the people there into such misery, it’s now by far the worst in Europe, and nearly tied with the worst in the entire world.

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Ten Ways to Reduce Terrorism, FBI’s Trump/Putin Conspiracy Theory

23 March 2017 — Global Research

15-fake-news.w190.h190.2xThe FBI’s Conspiracy Theory of a Trump/Putin Collusion Has No Clothes

By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, March 23 2017

Unable to provide an ounce of evidence that a Trump/Putin conspiracy stole the presidential election from Hillary Clinton, the corrupt US “intelligence” agencies are shifting their focus to social media and to Internet sites such as Alex Jones and Breibart. Little doubt the FBI investigation will trickle down to Glenn Greenwald at The Intercept, Zero Hedge, the Ron Paul Institute, Nomi Prins, Naked Capitalism, Lew Rockwell, Global Research, antiwar.com, and to others on the PropOrNot, Harvard Library, and Le Monde lists, such as top Reagan administration officials David Stockman and myself. It is extraordinary that the FBI is so desperate to protect the budget of the military/security complex that it brings such embarrassment to itself.  Who in the future will believe any FBI report or anything a FBI official says?

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ICH Headlines 23 March 2017

23 March 2017 — Information Clearing House

North Korea: The Really Serious Options on the Table

By Pepe Escobar

“The two sides are like two accelerating trains coming towards each other,” Continue reading this...

Black Agenda Report for March 22, 2017: Don’t Give Your Vote To Black Misleaders, the Black Political Class and Peace, Hillary Returns

22 March 2017 — Black Agenda Report

Don’t Give the Black Misleaders Your Vote (They’ll Just Cash It In)

by BAR executive editor Glen Ford

The Democratic Party acts like it owns Black America. It certainly owns most of the Black political (Misleaderhip) class, who “have used their local, state and national offices to facilitate the mass Black incarceration regime at every stage of its deployment.” These servants of the police state and war need to be challenged by candidates that reflect the left-leaning politics of Black America. The Black Is Back Coalition is seeking candidates.

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NSA: Secret South Korean Nuclear Weapons Program Created Anxiety in Washington in Mid-1970s

22 March 2017  — National Security Archive

Ford Administration Sought to “Inhibit … Development of a Nuclear Explosive Capability;” South Korean Officials Initially Resistedstrong>Lessons for Today’s Challenges in Confronting Proliferation
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Right-Wing Foundation, Scary Nuke Maps Drive Narrative on North Korea ‘Threat’

22 March 2017 — FAIR

Tensions between the United States and North Korea are making their way back into the news after a series of missile tests and presidential Twitter threats. Meanwhile, a conservative think tank—previously thought all but dead—has seen a resurgence in relevancy, thanks to its alignment with Donald Trump. The result is that the Heritage Foundation has provided much of the narrative backbone for North Korean/US relations in the age of Trump, making the rounds in dozens of media articles and television appearances.

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The Harvard Index: “Fake Scholarship”, Mainstream Media’s Collapse

21 March 2017 — Global Research

"Class and Conflict" at  the "Neoliberal" University“Fake Scholarship” and the Future of America’s University

By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, March 21 2017

The Harvard Index acts as a Lynchpin. It establishes a “new normal”, a guideline to colleges and universities across to land, regarding what we can and cannot read, what we can or cannot write?

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Video: Russia vs. USA: Who is the Threat, Who is the Aggressor? (1/2)

21 March 2017 — TRNN

GOP and Democratic Party leaders and media pundits like Rachel Maddow are raising their anti-Russian rhetoric to cold-war levels. Jeffrey Tayler, contributing editor to The Atlantic, says they are ignoring the history of broken American promises, NATO expansion and attempts to develop American first strike nuclear capability (inc. transcript). Continue reading this...

Media Lens: So What Is Objective Journalism?

21 March 2017 — Media Lens

‘Just The Facts, Ma’am’

So what is objective, impartial journalism?

The standard view was offered in 2001 by the BBC’s then political editor, Andrew Marr:

‘When I joined the BBC, my Organs of Opinion were formally removed.’ (Marr, The Independent, January 13, 2001)

And by Nick Robinson describing his role as ITN political editor during the Iraq war:

‘It was my job to report what those in power were doing or thinking… That is all someone in my sort of job can do.’ (Robinson, ‘”Remember the last time you shouted like that?” I asked the spin doctor’, The Times, July 16, 2004)

‘Just the facts, Ma’am’, as Rolling Stone’s Matt Taibbi wryly describes this take on journalism. Continue reading this...

The Link Tax must die!

21 March 2017 — Open Media

We believed that if enough of us spoke out together, we could make a huge difference in fighting against online censorship.

And we were right.

In the European Parliament MEPs have recently been turning against the link tax and mandatory online filtering in unprecedented ways.[1]

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Apartheid in Israel: Complete Censored ESCWA Report, Trump’s ‘Endless War’ Cycle, Fake News and Global Public Relations Firms

20 March 2017 — Global Research

Activists carried out some actions in solidarity with the Boycott, Divestment & Sanctions (BDS) movement which targets Israeli apartheid.Israel’s Crime of Apartheid: UN Agency Head’s Forced Resignation

By Stephen Lendman, March 19 2017

Pro-Western UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres showed he’s no different from his disgraceful predecessors. He acted on orders from Washington. The Palestinian BDS National Committee denounced him for removing from the UN’s web site a report “Israel does not want you to read,” it said.

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Video: Bankruptcy Protection, Debt Jubilee, Students Debt and the Credit System

20 March 2017 —  TRNN

Part 3 of an interview with Richard D. Wolff, Marxist economist and founder of Democracy at Work – acTVism.org

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The terrifying mathematics of the Anthropocene

19 March 2017 — Climate & Capitalism

The Anthropocene Formula

For four billion years, one formula summarized global change. That has changed in just four decades, and if we don’t act quickly, human civilization may not survive.

Owen Gaffney is co-founder Future Earth Media Lab, and Director of media at the Stockholm Resilience Centre. Will Steffen, former Executive Director of the International Geosphere-Biosphere Program, is now an Adjunct Professor at the Fenner School of Environment and Society, Australian National University.

This article, from The Conversation, summarizes key findings of The Anthropocene Equation, a paper by Gaffney and Steffen that was published in The Anthropocene Review, February 2017. Continue reading this...