Dollar Imperialism, 2015 Edition By MICHÈLE BRAND and RÉMY HERRERA

5 March 2015 — Counterpunch

Our Currency, Your Problem

“The dollar is our currency, but it’s your problem.” This is what US Treasury Secretary John Connally said to his counterparts in the Rome G-10 meeting in November, 1971, shortly after the Nixon administration ended the dollar’s convertibility into gold and shifted the international monetary system into a global floating exchange rate regime. The world has been suffering from this “problem” ever since the US obtained the “exorbitant privilege” of issuing the world’s reserve and trade currency under the Bretton Woods system after WWII.

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The Battle Of Britain By Gilad Atzmon

6 March 2015 — Gilad Atzmon

What is common to both Gaza and Manchester? 

This week, at least, Zionist aggression  is one answer.

The Royal Northern College of Music (RNMC) stated yesterday that it could no longer ensure “the safety of all involved” after extreme intimidation by a foreign Zionist lobby that demanded they cancel my Orient House Ensemble’s music performance.

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Statewatch News Online, 6 March 2015 (04/15)

6 March 2015 — Statewatch • e-mail: office@statewatch.org

NEWS

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

1.    EU-UK: House of Lords report: CIVILIAN USE OF DRONES
2.    EU Commissioner: Migration Agenda: No search & rescue
3.    UK: A critical response to “The British Armed Forces: Learning Resource 2014
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Ukraine: This Is a Declaration of War

6 March 2015 — Global Network

At times I feel completely overwhelmed by the current US-NATO military operations aimed at Russia.  It’s growing rapidly – one can’t help but wonder if the recent ‘victory’ of the self-defensive forces in eastern Ukraine wasn’t allowed by Washington and Kiev as a way to get public opinion behind the already well established plans for even more NATO escalation.

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PAMBAZUKA NEWS 716: WAR GAMES: LIBYA, SOUTH SUDAN – AND CRICKET

15 March 2015 — Pambazuka News

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Archive Sues State Department Over Kissinger Telcons

5 March 2015 — National Security Archive

700 Transcripts Still Withheld, Eight Years after Appeal

Threat of suit in 2001 led to recovery of Kissinger documents

Digital National Security Archive has published 15,000 to date

National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Book No. 503

Edited by William Burr

Posted March 4, 2015

For more information contact:
William Burr – 202/944-7000, nsarchiv@gwu.edu

Washington, DC, Posted March 4, 2015 — The National Security Archive today filed suit against the State Department under the Freedom of Information Act to force release of the last 700 transcripts of former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger’s telephone calls (telcons). The Archive’s appeal of State’s withholding dates back to 2007.
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‘A Conspiracy Of Silence’ – HSBC, The Guardian And The Defrauded British Public

5 March 2015 — Media Lens

The corporate media have swiftly moved on from Peter Oborne’s resignation as chief political commentator at the Telegraph and his revelations that the paper had committed ‘a form of fraud’ on its readers over its coverage of HSBC tax evasion.

But investigative journalist Nafeez Ahmed has delved deeper into the HSBC scandal, reporting the testimony of a whistleblower that reveals a ‘conspiracy of silence’ encompassing the media, regulators and law-enforcement agencies. Not least, Ahmed’s work exposes the vanity of the Guardian’s boast to be the world’s ‘leading liberal voice’.

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The Shorty Long of It By S. Artesian

5 March 2015 — The Wolf Report: Nonconfidential analysis for the anti-investor 

1.  The Short

Submit the “reform package” agreed to by Syriza government to the parliament for a vote
No to the “reform package” agreed to by the Syriza ministers
–No confidence in the Syriza government
–Repudiate the debt, the MFFA, and the reforms in their entirety.

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Black Agenda Report 4 March 2015: Obama’s Criminal Justice Reforms – Trayvon, the Final Insult, Bibi Punks Barack

4 March 2015 — Black Agenda Report

Obama’s Ferguson Commission a Joke: Why Liberal Proposals and “Solutions” Don’t Cut It

by BAR managing editor Bruce A. Dixon

The Task Force for 21st Century Policing, Obama’s response to public disgust with police misconduct after Ferguson is the wish list of big city cops, nonprofits, Justice Department consultants, all of whom brought us the current system. With only 600-odd days left in office, it’s a contemptuous gesture on the part of the Obama administration and the black political class, whose proceduralism helped bring us where we are today.

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Housmans Books, London – March Newsletter

3 March 2015 — Housmans

HOUSMANS NEWSLETTER MARCH UPDATE 

NEWS
1. Melissa Gira Grant’s talk has been cancelled due to visa problems

IN-STORE EVENTS
2. [Again] Introductions presents: ‘Feminism’ with Prof. Stella Sandford

3. ‘Copy Readers Union’ with Vit Hopley and friends
4. ‘NHS FOR SALE: Myths, Lies and Deception’ with Dr Jacky Davis, Dr John Lister and Dr David Wrigley
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Save our NHS

28 February 2015 — 38 Degrees

Today, 38 Degrees members went out on the streets in Streatham. They added name after name to a petition telling all your local politicians to save the NHS. And it’s not just here – 38 Degrees members were out in hundreds of locations across the country. [1] 

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The Cat in the Box: Quantum Social Democracy and the Uncertainty Principle By S. Artesian

28 February 2015 — The Wolf Report: Nonconfidential analysis for the anti-investor

Richard Seymour, VIB, wrote on SIP Louis Proyect’s chat-list:

No formal count was taken at this meeting, but according to Stathis Kouvelakis, 30 MPs were out of the room when the vote was taken and 40 abstained or voted against.  If this is right, then a third of those present voted against.  He recounts that most speakers – some 80 MPs – criticised the deal, in an emotional and turbulent meeting that went on for 12 hours.

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Yani and the Hand Jive By S. Artesian

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

I know a cat named Doctor Yani…

He’s got a real cool job, jivin’ for money
He knows just what makes the eurozone tick
He does that hand jive just for kicks

On Tuesday, February 24, 2015,  the Syriza government of Greece presented its “first comprehensive list of reform measures” to the president of the Eurogroup.  The Eurogroup is what  the committee made up of the finance ministers of countries using the euro as currency is called when it actually meets.

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New at Strategic Culture Foundation 21-28 February 2015

28 February 2015 — Strategic Culture Foundation

Tony Blair and the Hidden Agenda of Serbian Policy

28.02.2015 | 00:00 | Pyotr ISKENDEROV

The appointment of former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair as advisor to the head of the Serbian government, Aleksandar Vu?i?, has rocked the media. The Russian television channel RT referred to the decision as an attempt at the «political suicide» of the Serbian prime minister… The principle of running with the hare and hunting with the hounds is a bad principle. Attempts to have a foot in both camps have little in common with the art of diplomacy and rarely end well…

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