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.
–Again? Continue reading this...
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...
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
Accessible also as a pdf file at: http://www.statewatch.org/news/2015/jun/sw-med-crisis-23-jun-15.pdf
Statewatch coverage of the migrant crisis in the Mediterranean
Key Analysis and Documents
You can also access as a pdf file here:
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. 
Media Lens: ‘Address Your Remarks To Downing Street’ –The Sunday Times Editor Deepens His Snowden Debacle
24 June 2015 — Media Lens
‘Address Your Remarks To Downing Street’ –The Sunday Times Editor Deepens His Snowden Debacle
George Orwell once wrote:
‘I really don’t know which is more stinking, the Sunday Times or The Observer. I go from one to the other like an invalid turning from side to side in bed and getting no comfort which ever way he turns.’ (George Orwell, quoted, Bernard Crick, George Orwell: A Life, p. 233, Penguin Books, 1992)
The competition remains fierce, but the Sunday Times edged marginally ahead with a recent front-page exclusive that stank to truly celestial heights. As we noted in our previous alert, the Sunday Times dramatically claimed that Russia and China had ‘cracked the top-secret cache of files stolen by the fugitive US whistleblower Edward Snowden’. The ‘exclusive story’ contained precisely no evidence for its anonymous claims, no challenges to the assertions made and no journalistic balance. In a CNN interview the same day, lead reporter Tom Harper trashed his own credibility, and that of his paper, when he blurted:
‘We just publish what we believe to be the position of the British government.’
23 June 2015 — Coldtype
Topic of Cancer: FREE To Our Readers
Download – free of charge – at http://coldtype.net
TOPIC OF CANCER – 212 PAGES
When he was diagnosed with cancer late last year, Danny Schechter, the News Dissector, started a diary of his Medical Mystery Tour – telling of his fight against the disease, his treatment and his feelings. This diary, with a moving final chapter by his daughter Sarah Debs Schechter, is now published as a 212-page ebook to commemorate his birthday on June 27, exclusively for readers of ColdType. Continue reading this...
22 June 2015 — Fight for the Future
Tomorrow may be the Senate’s final vote on Fast Track, and there are just 8 swing senators who will determine whether or not it passes. This process has dragged on for too long already — take action now and help us put down Fast Track for good.
~Charlie Continue reading this...
22 June 2015 — Jazz on the Tube
Check out this five and half minute master class by drummer Bernard Purdie, the groove behind so many artists as well as being Aretha Franklin’s musical director and a leader in his own right. Shot in Japan before a small, rapt audience, Purdie just grooves… Continue reading this...