New at Strategic Culture Foundation 2-9 May 2015

9 May 2015 — Strategic Culture Foundation

Great Victory. Height to Be Kept at Any Price!

09.05.2015 | 00:00 | Yuriy RUBTSOV

…Karlshorst is a locality in the borough of Lichtenberg in Berlin. The ceremony was taking place on May 9, 1945, 0.43 Moscow time, in the former dining room of a ‘Pionier-Schule’ (military academy of the Germany army) in Berlin – Karlshorst. The unconditional surrender of Germany was signed by General Feld Marshal Wilhelm Keitel, the chief of Supreme Command of the Armed Forces, General Admiral Georg von Friedburg, the supreme commander of the navy, Colonel General Hans-Jürgen Stumpff, a representative of the air force. Marshall of the Soviet Union Georg Zhukov, who chaired the ceremony, asked the German delegation to leave the room. Then he cordially congratulated the representatives of allies…

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PAMBAZUKA NEWS 725 7 May 2015: THE MEDITERRANEAN DROWNINGS AND EMPIRE’S CRIMES

7 May 2015 — Pambazuka News

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OPERATION CONDOR: National Security Archive Presents Trove of Declassified Documentation in Historic Trial in Argentina

7 May 2015 — National Security Archive

Washington, D.C., May 6, 2015 – The National Security Archive today posted key documents on Operation Condor, presented by its Southern Cone analyst, Carlos Osorio, at a historic trial in Buenos Aires of former military officers. During 10 hours on the witness stand recently, Osorio introduced one hundred documents into evidence for the court proceedings. His testimony was profiled on May 3 in a major feature article published in the Buenos Aires daily, Pagina 12.

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Iran Is Falling To A Nuclear Agreement Trap By Akbar E. Torbat

5 May 2015 — Countercurrents.org

As it appears, using the strategy of coercive diplomacy, the US and EU have been successful to force the clerics in Tehran to dismantle the vital parts of Iran’s nuclear infrastructure. Coercive diplomacy possesses three elements, a demand, a threat, and time pressure.1 To apply this strategy, the US and EU have imposed a set of economic sanctions along with threats of force while negotiating to dismantle Iran’s nuclear facilities by an urgent deadline. The primary contender, the United States, has taken advantage of its position of power to impose its will on a weak developing nation ruled by a clerical regime. It wants to block the progress of a nation in an important advanced technology by interfering in the country’s energy policy. Since coming to the office in February 17, 2015, the US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter, has threatened to use bunker-busting bombs to destroy Iran’s nuclear facilities. 2 His predecessor Chuck Hagel had advocated direct negotiations with Iran and opposed military strikes, however under pressures by Israel Lobby, he resigned in mid-November 2014.

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New at Strategic Culture Foundation 24 April – 2 May 2015: WWII-Cold War / Euro-Nazis / US Death Squads / Yemen / Ukraine…

2 May 2015 — Strategic Culture Foundation

Berlin Fell!

02.05.2015 | 00:01 | Yuriy RUBTSOV

The seizure of Reichstag started by the early morning of the 30th, 1945. The 150th and 171st rifle divisions of the 3d Army led by Army General V. Kuznetsov were advancing to the building of German parliament – Reichstag. A fierce battle raged on during the whole day. A group led by Lieutenant A. Berest was ordered to clean the building and install the banner of Army’s military council at the top. The sergeants from this unit Meliton Kantaria and Mikhail Yegorov raised the Soviet flag over the Reichstag late at night on May 1…The Berlin garrison capitulated on May 2. But the war continued…

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The message of Anzac: Put out more flags, or shut up By John Pilger

28 April 2015 — John Pilger

anzac_day.JPGFollowing a week in Australia in which the words “heroes” and “heroism” bobbed on a tsunami of raw propaganda, a tribute is due to two unrecognised heroes. The first is Ray Jackson, who died on 23 April.

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PAMBAZUKA NEWS 724 30 April 2015: RESISTANCE: FROM BALTIMORE TO BURUNDI

30 April 2015 — Pambazuka News

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VTJP Occupied Palestine and Israel: News and Articles 29 April 2015

29 April 2015 — VTJP

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Israeli Forces Demolish Livestock Structure in Nablus
IMEMC – 29 Apr 2015 – Israeli forces, on Wednesday, demolished a Palestinian-owned structure used for raising livestock in Rujeib village, to the south of Nablus, according to a local activist. …
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David Cameron confidante promotes forced depopulation of Muslims in Europe By Nafeez Ahmed

28 April 2015 — Media Diversified

Senior Tory peer and former Times editor, Lord Finkelstein, sits on board of think-tank promoting far-right racism and extremism

Lord Daniel Finkelstein, a close confidant of Prime Minister David Cameron and Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne, has expressed his pride in providing a platform for racist far-right extremist views, and leading figures who have promoted such views. He sits on the board of a controversial little-known American think-tank that has endorsed calls for the forcible depopulation of ethnic minorities and Muslims in parts of Europe, and published discredited racist myths such as the idea of “Muslim no-go-zones.”

Lord Finkelstein is a political columnist and former executive editor at The Times of London. Until recently, he was chairman of the well-known Conservative think-tank Policy Exchange and a longtime adviser in the Tory Party. He is currently still a director at Policy Exchange according to company records.

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According to the Center for American Progress in Washington DC, a leading think-tank, Nina Rosenwald and the foundations controlled by her and her family are part of “a small, tightly networked group of misinformation experts” that “peddle hate and fear of Muslims and Islam.”[2] Gatestone is an integral part of that network.

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Different Boy, Same Game By S. Artesian

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

Here’s the thing about history: it always, but always, out-goofs me.  I mean I’ve been known to use hyperbole, satire, spoof, sarcasm, exaggeration, and near-drunk hallucination to illuminate the macabre humor, the grinning madness that is the result of, and circulates with value production, but I’m an amateur, a naïf, when compared to what capitalism and its attenuated attendants come up with, and come up with constantly, and with straight faces…unlike me.   Example, you ask?  Example you get.  There’s this gem, this perfect, this flawless, this naïf story:

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VTJP Occupied Palestine and Israel: News and Articles 27 April 2015

27 April 2015 — VTJP

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Soldiers Break Into Homes, Shops, In Aida Refugee Camp
IMEMC – 27 Apr 2015 – Israeli soldiers invaded, on Monday evening, the Aida refugee camp, north of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, broke into homes, and destroyed doors of a number of stores, before searching them. …
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‘The time is here to be seized’ By A. Sivanandan

23 April 2015 —

Neoliberalism is not working. All that stuff, about wealth trickling down, no society only individuals, the market as the regulator of everything, is shown to be false in terms of everyday reality. What Tory ideology has produced on the ground are closures to libraries, youth centres, hospitals, the selling off of whole housing estates, benefit caps, workfare programmes. The combination of austerity and marketisation has impacted on the sheer need to exist.

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VTJP Occupied Palestine and Israel: News and Articles: 26 April 2015

26 April 2015 — VTJP

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International Middle East Media Center

Thousands Attend Funeral Procession of Slain Palestinian in Hebron
IMEMC – 26 Apr 2015 – Thousands of Palestinians participated, Sunday, in the funeral procession and ceremony for the young man who was killed on Saturday by Israeli army fire near the Ibrahimi Mosque, in the southern West Bank city of Hebron. …

Palestinian Homes in Hebron Stoned by Israeli Settlers
IMEMC – 26 Apr 2015 – A group of Israelis from settlements in the occupied West Bank district of Hebron, Sunday morning, were reported to have stoned Palestinian homes in the center of the city. …
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Statewatch News Online, 27 April 2015 (08/15): Crisis in the Mediterranean

27 April 015 — Statewatch • e-mail: office@statewatch.org

Statewatch coverage of the migrant crisis in the Mediterranean

1.   UN-UK-MEDIA: UN Human Rights chief urges UK to tackle tabloid hate speech
2.   Draft list of Member State “pledges” of military and other assets
3.   Don’t rock the boat: EU leaders do as little as possible, Analysis
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