The Anti-Empire Report #131 By William Blum; Cold War II

11 August 2014 — The Anti-Empire Report

Cold War Two

During Cold War One those of us in the American radical left were often placed in the position where we had to defend the Soviet Union because the US government was using that country as a battering ram against us. Now we sometimes have to defend Russia because it may be the last best hope of stopping TETATW (The Empire That Ate The World). Yes, during Cold War One we knew enough about Stalin, the show trials, and the gulags. But we also knew about US foreign policy.

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Antiwar protests spreading in Ukraine as gov’t wages all-out war in the southeast and NATO threatens Russia

31 July 2014 — Basics News

A rising wave of antiwar and anti-conscription protest is taking place in cities and towns across western Ukraine. The protests are prompted by the announcement of Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko ten days ago that a “third” military mobilization is now required for the war that his governing regime began waging against the population of eastern Ukraine three months ago. Kyiv calls the war an “anti-terrorist operation.”

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Category: Ukraine

PCHR Gaza-e 11 August 2014: Ongoing Israeli Offensive on Gaza:6 Palestinians, Including 4 Civilians, Killed, and 85 Others, Including 17 Children and 11 Women, Wounded; 14 Houses and One Mosque Destroyed

11 August 2014 — Palestinian Centre for Human Rights

Press Releases
Ref: 124/2014
Date: 11 August 2014
Time: 07:00 GMT 

Ongoing Israeli Offensive on Gaza:

  • 6 Palestinians, Including 4 Civilians, Killed, and 85 Others, Including 17 Children and 11 Women, Wounded;
  • 14 Houses and One Mosque Destroyed

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Category: Palestine

Statewatch News Online, 11 August 2014: Mass surveillance of communications in the EU: CJEU judgment and DRIPA 2014/RIPA 2000 in the UK

11 August 2014 — Statewatch News Online

NEWS
http://www.statewatch.org/news/

1.    Statewatch Analysis: Mass surveillance of communications in the EU: CJEU judgment and DRIPA 2014/RIPA 2000 in the UK
2.    EU: Data adrift on the high seas: work continues on connecting maritime surveillance systems
3.    UK: National Extremism Coordination Unit: Re-visiting NETCU – Police Collaboration with industry
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India: Selling Out To Monsanto. GMOs and the Bigger Picture By Colin Todhunter

8 August 2014 – Global Research

On 15 August, India will mark its 67th anniversary of independence from Britain. It may seem strange to some that a nation would publicly celebrate its independence while at the same time it less publicly cedes it to outsiders. The gleaming façade of flags and fly-pasts will belie the fact that national security and independence do not depend on military might and patriotic speeches. Eye-catching celebrations will take place in Delhi and much of the media will mouth platitudes about the strength of the nation and its independence. The reality is, however, an ongoing, concerted attempt to undermine and destroy the very foundation and security of the country.

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Transcarpathian Gambit By Alexander Donetsky

8 August 2014 – Strategic Culture Foundation

The third wave of mobilization is launched in Ukraine to compensate for losses suffered in Donbass. It hits big bumps on the way.  Nobody wants to be cannon fodder for the ruling regime to add to the death toll of thousands.  People run away from different regions of the country, even the ones situated far from the conflict zone, to find refuge in Russia. Many of them are male citizens of the right age to be called for military service.

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Category: Ukraine

Washington Threatens The World By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts

7 August 2014 – Global Research

The consequence of Washington’s reckless and irresponsible political and military interventions in Iraq, Libya, and Syria has been to unleash evil. The various sects that lived in peace under the rule of Saddam Hussein, Gaddafi, and Assad are butchering one another, and a new group, ISIS, is in the process of creating a new state out of parts of Iraq and Syria. 

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Category: USA

VTJP Occupied Palestine and Israel News and Articles 8 August 2014: UN’s Ban Ki-moon is a partner in Israel’s crimes

8 August 2014 — VTJP

News

International Middle East Media Center

Foreign Journalists Refuse to Meet Netanyahu’s Expectations
IMEMC – Foreign correspondents covering Gaza have rejected Israeli PM Netanyahu’s allegations regarding their reports, which have been described as “unbalanced” and “biased” towards Palestinians due to pressure exerted by Hamas. …
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