National Security Archive: New Documents Trace Controversial Use of Drones and other Aerial Surveillance for Domestic National Security

24 August 2015 — National Security Archive

New Documents Trace Controversial Use of Drones and other Aerial Surveillance for Domestic National Security – from Safeguarding Major Sporting Events to Law Enforcement to Tracking Wildfires

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TTIP threatens our bees!

22 August 2015 — 38 Degrees

There’s a huge new threat to our bees – and it’s wrapped up in a secret trade deal. [1] If we don’t stand up for our bees, the dangerous bee-killing pesticides we’ve fought so hard against could be flooding our fields again – and back for good. [2]

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Ukraine and the MH17 Crash: Washington’s Use of the UN Security Council as an Instrument of Propaganda, “Regime Change” and War By Carla Stea

22 August 2015 — Global Research

Ukraine and the MH17 Crash: Washington’s Use of the UN Security Council as an Instrument of Propaganda, “Regime Change” and War By Carla Stea

In 1991, UN Security Council Resolution 678 under Chapter VII led to the “destruction of the infrastructure necessary to support human life in Iraq.” (Quote from Report by Marti Ahtisaari)

In 2011, UN Security Council Resolution 1973 under Chapter VII led to the destruction of Libya, now a terrorist infested failed state.

Will another Security Council Resolution under Chapter VII lead to the destruction of Russia?

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New at Strategic Culture Foundation 16-22 August 2015

22 August 2015 — Strategic Culture Foundation

«23 August 1939»

22.08.2015 | 00:00 | Michael Jabara CARLEY

23 August marks the anniversary of the Nazi-Soviet non-aggression pact which allowed Hitlerite Germany to attack Poland nine days later without fear of Soviet intervention against it. There will undoubtedly be comment in the western Mainstream Media about Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin «betraying» his would-be French and British «allies», about «stabbing Poland in the back», «colluding» with Adolf Hitler, and so on…

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National Security Archive: OBAMA’S SECRET DIPLOMACY WITH CUBA

13 August 2015 — National Security Archive

National Security Archive News Alert OBAMA’S SECRET DIPLOMACY WITH CUBA New Revelations

For more information, contact: Peter Kornbluh: 202/374-7281 or peter.kornbluh@gmail.com

Washington D.C., August 13, 2015 – On the eve of Secretary of State John Kerry’s historic trip to Havana tomorrow to raise the American flag over the newly reopened U.S. Embassy, the National Security Archive today distributed a ground-breaking article revealing key details of the behind-the-scenes political operations and secret negotiations that have led to the normalization of diplomatic relations.

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New at Black Agenda Report 20 August 2015: #BlackLivesMatter Humiliates Itself, Katrina in the White Imagination

20 August 2015 — Black Agenda Report

#BlackLivesMatter Performs a Self-Humiliation at Hillary Clinton’s Hands

by BAR executive editor Glen Ford

Hillary Clinton found it easy to reduce a #BlackLivesMatter delegation to “school children at an elementary civics class,” when they met with her last week. Clinton lectured the activists on the need to make demands on politicians, when all they wanted to do was talk about “what in your heart has changed that’s gonna change the direction of this country?” The #BLM set out on a path that leads inevitably to cooptation, and quickly arrived at public humiliation.

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National Security Archive: The Kissinger Telcons: New Documents Throw Light on Sensitive Ford and Kissinger Views

19 August 2015 — National Security Archive

President Ford “Offended”, Kissinger “Almost Blind with Rage” over Israeli Behavior during 1975 Talks over Sinai

Telcons Reflect US Leaders’ Candid Thinking about Israel, Vietnam, Cyprus, Korea, U.S.-Soviet Detente, U.S. Politics, and Key Personalities of the Period

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The world’s shame: America expects a ‘cascading series of global crises’ & plans to increase drone flights in 90 ‘combat air patrols’ each day

19 August 2015 — Drone Warfare

american hubris2The Australian Broadcasting Corporation and other media sites recently republished the report by Lolita Baldor (Associated Press) about the Pentagon plans to increase drone flights by 50% – increasing numbers of combat air patrols to 90 a day. Reasons given:

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What does the “Jeremy Corbyn phenomenon” represent? By Chris Marsden and Julie Hyland

15 August 2015 — WSWS

British political life is dominated by speculation over whether Jeremy Corbyn will win leadership of the Labour Party.

A new “one member, one vote” system for the leadership contest was meant to help consolidate the party’s right-wing course, based on the assumption that the electorate—or, more properly, the narrow social layer to which all the parties pitch their rotten wares—shared the party’s concerns and prejudices. This appears to have backfired.

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The Refugees Are Coming!!! By Andre Vltchek

14 August 2015 — Dissident Voice

I don’t really know, I don’t understand how it feels: to live in a rich European country, which is rich mainly because it has been directly plundering many poor nations around the world. Or it has been plundering by association, through its membership in some extremist organization like NATO. To live there, refusing to acknowledge why it is rich, how it became rich.

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New at Strategic Culture Foundation 9-15 August 2015

15 August 2015 — Strategic Culture Foundation

Poles Oppose Flood of Ukrainians into their Country

15.08.2015 | 08:00 | Valéry VRUBLEVSKY

The German media is reporting that Poles are outraged at the «arrogance» of the Ukrainians who continue to flood into their country, viewing Poland as the «reachable West». The Pole’s dissatisfaction is being extended to their government, «which is supporting total outsiders at the expense of Polish taxpayers…»

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Tell Unilever to pay up!

13 August 2015 — 38 Degrees

I’ve got an important meeting tomorrow with UK company Unilever – and I need your help to make sure it has an impact.

38 Degrees members have been piling on the pressure for Unilever to fix the mess left by their factory’s deadly mercury spill in India. [1] Unilever’s mercury spill has ruined lives and poisoned the local environment – it’s their responsibility to put it right. [2]

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New at Black Agenda Report 13 August, 2015: #BlackLivesMatter & the Dems, Holding Movement Figures Accountable, Palestine and Free Speech

13 August 2015 — Black Agenda Report

#BlackLivesMatter and the Democrats: How Disruption Can Lead to Collaboration

by BAR executive editor Glen Ford

The #Black Lives Matter organization may believe that it is confronting, rather than collaborating with, the Democratic Party, by disrupting candidates’ speeches. However, the tactic inevitably leads to “either a direct or indirect, implicit endorsement of the more responsive candidate(s).” In the absence of radical #BLM demands, “all that is left are the petty reform promises that can be squeezed out of Democrats.” That’s not movement politics.

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New book exposes U.S. ‘hidden war’ on Africa By Abayomi Azikiwe

9 August 2015 — Workers World

book_0813Journalist Nick Turse has researched the increasing role of the United States Africa Command (Africom) over the last seven years, which he presents in his new book, “Tomorrow’s Battlefield: U.S. Proxy Wars and Secret Ops in Africa” (Haymarket Books, 2015). These military operations have impacted most African countries through the utilization of military bases, waterways and airspace.

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