New at Strategic Culture Foundation 30 August -5 September 2015

5 September 2015 — Strategic Culture Foundation

Victory over Nazism – Biggest Event of the 20th Century

05.09.2015 | 00:00 | Yuriy RUBTSOV

Seventy years ago Japan signed the Instrument of Surrender, thus closing the final chapter in the history of the Second World War, which had actually lasted almost 14 years, beginning with the Japanese invasion of Manchuria in 1931…

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Media Lens: Corbyn And The End Of Time – The ‘Crisis Of Democracy’

4 September 2015 — Media Lens

Corbyn And The End Of Time – The ‘Crisis Of Democracy’

Unsurprisingly perhaps, our search of UK newspapers for the terms ‘Jeremy Corbyn’, ‘Vikings’ and ‘Mayans’ delivered only one result. After all, how could they possibly be linked? Rachel Sylvester explained in The Times on September 1:

‘Just as the Vikings and the Mayans brought about their own extinction by destroying the environment on which their cultures depended…’

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Black Agenda Report 4 September 2015: #BlackLivesMatter Hurts Democrats’ Feelings

4 September 2015 — Black Agenda Report

#BlackLivesMatter Hurts Democrats’ Feelings

by BAR executive editor Glen Ford

The #BlackLivesMatter organization this week rejected the endorsement of the Democratic National Committee, embarrassing top members of the party. However, the DNC resolution was a perfectly logical outcome of the #BlackLivesMatter strategy to make no substantive demands of presidential candidates.” No demands on power, no threat. Why not endorse?

PAMBAZUKA NEWS 740: ‘AFRICA RISING’ AS REFUGEES DIE FLEEING TO EUROPE

3 September 2015 — Pambazuka News

PAMBAZUKA NEWS 740: ‘AFRICA RISING’ AS REFUGEES DIE FLEEING TO EUROPE

 

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Dead children By Richard Seymour

3 September 2015 — Lenin’s Tomb

Dead children by Richard Seymour 

My social media feeds are filled with dead children.  Small bodies, washing up on the shores of a Mediterranean beach.  

Why are they washing up on the shores?  European governments want us to blame traffickers.  The advantage of blaming traffickers is that it actually licenses those governments to implement even more repressive measures.  But traffickers are only out to make a quick buck off the system that European governments have created.

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Help stop the bee deaths

2 September 2014 — 38 Degrees

Sent on behalf of Paul, a 38 Degrees member from Norfolk:
In 48 hours, I’m meeting with the government minister in charge of bees – Liz Truss. She’s my MP – I’m going to talk to her about toxic bee-killing pesticides, and why they need to stay off our fields. I’m Paul, a 38 Degrees member from Norfolk. Can you help raise a million voices behind me?
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New at Black Agenda Report 2 September 2015: #BlackLivesMatter on School Privatization #FightForDyett, Teens2 Terrorists, Killer Cops

2 September 2015 — Black Agenda Report

Where’s #BlackLivesMatter In the Struggle Against School Privatization?

By BAR managing editor Bruce A. Dixon

#BlackLivesMatter’s national board promptly reacted to a fulsome DNC endorsement with an apparent repudiation. While rhetorical opposition to Democrats is fine, on-the-ground work against their concrete polices is a step further. Apart from the prison and police state itself, no Democratic policy affects our communities more adversely than school privatization, which urban Democrats are forcing upon black communities from coast to coast.

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Why the Refugee Crisis? By Stephen Lendman

31 August 2015 — Global Research

Why the Refugee Crisis? By Stephen Lendman

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Thousands of refugees and asylum seekers head for safe havens daily – a human flood entering Europe, risking life and limb to get there. Why?

Endless US direct and proxy wars force desperate people to seek safety out of harm’s way. Numbers fleeing war and destabilized areas are greater than any time since WWII – increasing exponentially as conflicts and chaos rage in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Yemen, Donbass, Somalia, South Sudan, and elsewhere.

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Is Jeremy Corbyn’s foreign policy socialist? By Chris Marsden

29 August 2015 — WSWS

Is Jeremy Corbyn’s foreign policy socialist?

The ongoing attack on Labour Party leadership candidate Jeremy Corbyn’s foreign policy is hysterical in tone and reactionary in content.

It has united the right-wing media with numerous Labour Party figures. John McTernan, a former advisor to Tony Blair, for example, wrote in the pro-Conservative Daily Telegraph, “A Corbyn-led Labour government would be a disaster for Britain and would rightly be consigned to electoral annihilation.”

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‘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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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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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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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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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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