Statewatch News Online, 27 April 2015 (08/15): Crisis in the Mediterranean

27 April 015 — Statewatch • e-mail:

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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Statewatch News Online, 27 April 2015 (09/15)

27 April 2015 — Statewatch • e-mail:



1.   “The time is here to be seized” and “Catching History on the Wing”  A. Sivanandan
2.   EU: Regulation on Data Protection: Consolidated version (630 pages) from EP
3.   Frontex and eu-LISA Cooperation Plan 2015
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Housmans Books May Newsletter

27 April 2015 — Housmans



1. London Radical Bookfair 2015: The Tanner St Takeover, Saturday 9th May
2. Little Rebels Shortlist 2015
3. May Day/forthcoming shop closures

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VTJP Occupied Palestine and Israel: News and Articles: 24 April 2015

24 April 2015 — VTJP

Occupied Palestine and Israel: News and Articles


International Middle East Media Center

Palestinian Loses His Eye Due To Israeli Fire In Kufur Qaddoum
IMEMC – 24 Apr 2015 – Israeli soldiers used excessive force, on Friday, against the weekly protest against the Wall and Settlements in Kufur Qaddoum, near the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, causing a serious injury to a young man who lost his eye; one was shot by a live round, and five others were injured by rubber-coated metal bullets, and many suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation. …
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New at Strategic Culture Foundation 18-25 April 2015

25 April 2015 — Strategic Culture Foundation

Ground Phase of Operation to Establish Control over Yemen Starts on Saudi Soil

25.04.2015 | 11:18 | Nikolai BOBKIN

…Saudi Arabia’s King Salman on April 21 ordered the Saudi Arabian National Guard, widely regarded as the kingdom’s best equipped military ground force, to take part in Riyadh’s campaign against Iran-allied Houthi rebels in Yemen… The National Guard is a separate military structure run by its own ministry. It will be responsible for control of border and Shia-populated areas. This is especially important because the Saudis started the ground phase of the operation on their own soil. Saudi Shiites have demonstrated to protest the intervention by Sunni regimes into Yemeni conflict…

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New at Black Agenda Report April 22, 2015: Dyson v West, Atlanta Teachers, Crab In A Barrel

22 April 2015 — Black Agenda Report

Seeking Hillary’s Favor: Dyson Attacks Cornel West

by BAR executive editor Glen Ford

Michael Eric Dyson has never produced even a few words of substantive critique of President Obama’s wars, his “Grand Bargain” with the GOP, or his role in the economic collapse of Black America. Instead, Dyson has written a hit-piece on Dr. Cornel West. “The true purpose of his elongated smear of Dr. West is to demonstrate to Hillary Clinton’s camp that Dyson remains a loyal Democratic Party operative who is available for service to the new regime.”

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ColdType May 2015:

22 April 2015 — Coldtype


In a moving 6-page photo essay, Mats Svensson gives us on an eye witness view of a Palestinian family being evicted and their home destroyed by Israeli soldiers. Other stories include a critical look at Hillary Clinton, a trip inside war-ravaged Donetsk, the strange tale of the activist, McDonald’s and an undercover cop, a taxi ride to prison, a poem about Vladimir Putin, World War 2.0. And much more writing and opinions you won’t want to miss.


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New at Strategic Culture Foundation 11-18 April 2015

18 April 2015 — Strategic Culture Foundation

Political Successors of Banderite Killers Slap Poland in the Face

18.04.2015 | 00:03 | Nikolai MALISHEVSKI

The Polish social democratic political party Democratic Left Alliance (SLD) considers the Ukrainian parliament’s recent recognition of the UPA as fighters for independence to be an insult to Poland and its President, Bronislaw Komorowski, an SLD representative stated at a press conference on April 12. The UPA is the Ukrainian Insurgent Army, a wing of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN). In the days of the Second World War it collaborated with Hitler’s Germany, including the Wehrmacht, police and security services. Continue reading this...

Marketing2U – has your health information been sold to direct marketers?

16 April 2015 — medConfidential

For years, we’ve had credible reports of highly accurate marketing that could only be based on health records. Now reports in the media have revealed “a nice little trade” in your health records – and that’s the Information Commissioner’s description, not ours.

These latest reports reveal two ways in which information about your health may be collected and sold on: from insurance forms you fill in and, in particular instances, from information provided to “the UK’s largest online pharmacy”, Pharmacy2U.

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New at Black Agenda Report 15 April 2015

15 April 2015 — Black Agenda Report

GLENprotest4Black People Must Police Themselves

by BAR executive editor Glen Ford

When police murder Black people on the streets of U.S. cities, they do not think they are behaving like “rogue” cops or “bad apples.” Rather, most of them believe – and are encouraged in believing – that they are protecting and serving their communities. The central question task of the Black Lives Matter mobilization must become empowering the Black community to protect and police itself – with the understanding that this cannot occur without an insurgency.

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Media Lens: Hillary Clinton – Of Glass Ceilings And Shattered Countries

16 April 2015 — Media Lens

We live in a time when compassionate rhetoric is used as a weapon of state-corporate control. The rhetoric focuses on ethical concerns such as racial, gender and same-sex equality, but is disconnected from any kind of coherent ethical worldview. Corporate commentators are thereby freed to laud these moral principles, even as they ignore high crimes of state-corporate power.

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13 April 2015 — Manifesto Club

There are growing calls for boycotts of artistic endeavors – including performance art installations, visual artist exhibitions, performing arts groups, erotic movies, exhibitions and art biennials.

The boycott, as a public declaration of not attending an ‘offensive’ exhibition, festival or film, has led to cancellations of art events and disturbances at live performances. The result is the censorship of artists, and the shutting down of public access to art and cultural events. Continue reading this...

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In No Particular Order… By S. Artesian

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

1.  There was this from Michael Heinrich, arguing that real Marxists are those who declare they aren’t Marxists, or at the very least, don’t claim to be capital M Marxist.  Marx describes himself as 1. not a Marxist and 2. a “man of science.” That, for Heinrich, not only sums it up, but is itself the it.  

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New at Strategic Culture Foundation 4-11 April 2015

11 April 2015 — Strategic Culture Foundation

Why Alexis Tsipras is not Popular in EU

11.04.2015 | 00:00 | Arkady DZIUBA

No matter how hard the European political beau monde tried to prevent it, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras did visit Moscow. Neither Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades, nor Hungarian leader Victor Urban, who have also recently met Russian President Vladimir Putin, had received so many warnings and admonitions as the Greek PM… 

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