What Next? Post-It Series #3 By S. Artesian

26 June 2016 — The Wolf Report: Nonconfidential analysis for the anti-investor

Over on Michael Roberts’ blog, I  came across this which sums it all up:

If you are this squeamish about (possible) consequences and retaliations of a Brexit, then, gentlemen, I suggest you go back to your dinner parties, essay writing, painting and embroidery, and forget everything about the revolution.

The fact that those reading that blog, squeamish and un-, might not be gentlemen, does not detract from the accuracy of the comment.  Props to its author.

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What Next? Post-It Series #2 By S. Artesian

24 June 2016 — The Wolf Report: Nonconfidential analysis for the anti-investor

Logical question, not that anything at all has been accomplished, but still…..the votes are in and Britain, temporarily,  has voted to exit the European Union.  Temporarily…not temporarily the exit stuff; but temporarily the “Britain” part, because Scotland and Northern Ireland voted remain.  So it’s England and Wales, or soon will be. Cameron and Osborne and Johnson and Corbyn and Farage will have accomplished what the Scots couldn’t, or didn’t want to, the dissolution of their union with England.

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Aprés la Deluge By William Bowles

25 June 2016 — Investigating Imperialism

It’s not nice being called a Nazi, racist, xenophobe but that’s what has been and no doubt, still is, happening to me and others who think like me. It’s the direct result of the propaganda campaign the state and the corporate media have run with since the beginning in making immigration the central theme of the In/Out campaigns.

Confusion reigns!  Continue reading here…

Putin Conspiracies, Obama Nonintervention Blamed for Brexit By Adam Johnson

24 June 2016 — FAIR 

Is Vladimir Putin Orchestrating Russian Football Hooliganism to Push Britain out of the EU?No theory for the success of Brexit was too far-fetched–as long as the right people were blamed. (Telegraph, 6/21/16)

The referendum results in favor of Britain leaving the European Union seemed to have caught most Western media off guard. Betting markets and the pundit class had heavily favored a vote to keep the UK in the EU, but at around midnight on the US East Coast, it became increasingly clear Britain would be supporting “Brexit” by a roughly 52–48 percent margin. Per usual, the more cynical writers and pundits—no matter how contrived the task would be — would take the opportunity to take a story about a nationalistic British response to a pro-austerity EU, and make it about Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin.

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The Tory chickens come home to roost By William Bowles

24 June 2016 — Investigating Imperialism

Ask yourself this: Why has immigration been made the pole around which, this entire referendum ‘debate’, has revolved? Why has the closet Nazi Nigel Farage of UKIP been given so much airtime?

Could it be the masses, hammering at the doors of Fortress Europe after we, that is the US-EU-NATO axis of pure barbarism, destroyed their countries, have something to do with it? Read the rest here

Black Agenda Report for June 22, 2016: Democrats In Denial, Split or Get Off the Pot, Orlando Massacre & US Foreign Policy

23 June 2016 — Black Agenda Report

New This Week at Black Agenda Report

Democrats in Denial: The Peoples Summit

by BAR managing editor Bruce A. Dixon

The “Peoples Summit” in Chicago might have been a chance for Berniecrats to compare experiences and insights. But summit organizers, afraid to even call themselves Democrats knew they couldn’t trust rank and file activists to stick to the script. Instead of hearing activists, they tried to herd them, preaching and exhorting attendees from keynotes and the front of the room to unite and hold their noses if need be for the lesser evil. 

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U.S., Britain Developed Plans to Disable or Destroy Middle Eastern Oil Facilities from Late 1940s to Early 1960s in Event of a Soviet Invasion

23 June 2016 — NSA

British Plans Envisioned Using Nuclear Weapons as an Option in Iran and Iraq, According to Declassified Documents

Regional Allies Were Apparently Never Informed Out of Concern for “Unfavorable” Consequences, Though Some U.S. Officials Thought Host Countries Would Approve the Plugging of Oil Wells

Secret Oil Denial Policy Lasted at Least until the Kennedy Administration

National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Book No. 552

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Video: Can the EU be Reformed from Within?

23 June 2016 — TRNN

Prof. Neil Davidson presents the left argument for why Britain should leave the EU  

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Brexit, Neoliberalism and the Eurozone: What Is at Stake in the British Referendum By Takis Fotopoulos

29 April 2016 — Global Research

The struggle in Britain between those fighting for Brexit and those fighting against it is a very unequal struggle.

The two sides in the struggle

On the one side there are the entire Transnational and British elites, i.e. the entire network of economic, political and media elites which run the New World Order of Neoliberal Globalization: from the Nobel Laureate Obama, who managed to bomb 7 countries in the first 6 years of his presidency, to the transnational economic and political elites, such as the business federations of Germany, France, Spain, the Netherlands and BusinessEurope — representing organisations in 34 European countries – which joined the UK’s CBI to argue that EU membership is an important factor in maintaining and attracting investment to the UK.

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Microanalysis of Venezuela (Designed to Fit on a Post-It) By S. Artesian

21 June 2016 — The Wolf Report: Nonconfidential analysis for the anti-investor

As in Greece with its “new socialists,” the Bolivarian “revolutonaries” in Venezuela have decided it’s better to starve the people than to repudiate the international debt.

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Media Lens: The Fairy Tale Of The ‘Self-Questioning’ BBC

21 June 2016 — Media Lens

Last week, climate scientists warned that:

‘Atmospheric concentrations of CO2 will shatter the symbolic barrier of 400 parts per million (ppm) this year and will not fall below it in our lifetimes’.

Adding to the sense of urgency, NASA reported that last month was the hottest May on record since 1880. Since October 2015, every month has been globally the hottest ever measured. Meanwhile, scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in the US say that ‘future summers could regularly be hotter than the hottest on record’.

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Video: Hollande Capitulates to EU Pressure on Labor Laws Risking His Own Presidency

20 June 2016 — TRNN

Renaud Lambert of Le Monde Diplomatique says Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, came to France to endorse Hollande and his decree on restrictive labor reforms

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Video: Christopher Wright on ‘Facing the Anthropocene’

16 June 2016 — Climate & Capitalism

Book Launch

“In the opening pages, I immediately recognized that here was an author who actually gets what the ‘Anthropocene’ entails both in terms of the physical science and the political economy of our times and conveys this in such a readable and accessible style.”

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Black Agenda Report for June 15, 2016: Setting Up For Another Regime Change in Africa, Nationwide Prison Strike in September

15 June 2016 — Black Agenda Report 

U.S. Sets Stage for Libya-Like Regime Change in Eritrea, “Africa’s Cuba”

by BAR executive editor Glen Ford

The U.S. is moving towards war against Eritrea, a fiercely independent African nation of only six million people. Washington has deployed its UN “human rights” proxies to justify another “humanitarian” military intervention, remarkably like the UN-sanctioned aggression against Libya, in 2011. The UN panel charges Eritrea with “enslaving” and murdering its own people – a pack of imperial lies. Obama is set to add another war to his bloody legacy.

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