ICH Headlines 9 February 2017

9 February 2017 — Information Clearing House

What The US Representative to the UN Should Know About “Annexed” Crimea
By Arina TSUKANOVA

Nikki Haley, like millions of her fellow Americans, does not know the history of the Crimean people’s struggle.

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Neoliberalism and the New World Order, Trump and The Deep State, Israeli Spies in London Exposed

9 February 2017 — Global Research

chossudovsky3Neoliberalism and the New World Order. IMF-World Bank “Reforms”, The Role of Wall Street

By Prof Michel Chossudovsky and Bonnie Faulkner, February 08 2017

Today we discuss global financial war as outlined in Professor Chossudovsky’s article “Wall Street Behind Brazil Coup D’état,” the role played by the IMF and World Bank in the economies of debtor nations, the Real Plan in Brazil, the imposition of the Washington Consensus, loss of national sovereignty, neoliberal institution funding of grassroots movements, the main corporate actors of the new world order, the function of propaganda, and the process of global impoverishment and the destruction of nation-states.

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Black Agenda Report February 8, 2017: Roland Martin- That Hustla Ova There, Enemies of Public Education, Resist Trump AND the Democrats

8 February 2017 — Black Agenda Report

Roland Martin: That Hustla Ova There Tryna Sell Us School Privatization
by BAR managing editor Bruce A. Dixon

Roland Martin pretends to be a journalist. But what does a guy do when the one percent won’t pay for an informed public? Roland is a hustla for hire, and he’s found a dependable set of clients. Roland is all about blackening up and selling us the destruction and privatization of public schools, which is what both elite Democrats and Republicans want. Journalists tell the truth without fear or favor. Hustlas do what they’re paid to do, and the charter school sugar daddies pay well. Continue reading this...

CIA Covert Aid to Italy Averaged $5 Million Annually from Late 1940s to Early 1960s, Study Finds

8 February 2017 —  — National Security Archive

Previously Unpublished Draft Defense Department History Explores U.S. Policy toward Italy, Spotlights Role of Flamboyant Envoy, Clare Boothe Luce

National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Book No. 579

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End of the Trump Administration?, U.N. Nuclear Weapon Ban Forum, Monsanto boss to visit UK, Queen Mother Moore’s Revolutionary Legacy: Selected Articles

7 February 2017 — Global Research

Trump trou noirIs The Trump Administration Already Over?

By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, February 07 2017

Hopes for the Trump administration are not burning brightly. Trump’s military chief, Gen. Mattis, is turning out to be true to his “mad dog” nickname. He has just declared that Iran “is the single biggest state sponsor of terrorism in the world.” He has declared Russia to be the number one threat to the US. He has threatened intervention in China’s territorial affairs.

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Media: On Iran, SPLC’s ‘Extremist’ Is NPR’s ‘Expert’

8 February 2017 — FAIR

NPR: Did Iran's Ballistic Missile Test Violate A U.N. Resolution?NPR’s report on Iran turned for analysis to what the SPLC describes as “a conspiracy-oriented mouthpiece for the growing anti-Muslim movement in the United States.”

Last week, the Trump administration began ratcheting up hostilities with Iran, nominally in response to a ballistic missile test in late January. NPR (2/2/17) dutifully reported Trump’s announcement of new sanctions on Iran, framing the issue as the Trump White House responding to an Iranian “provocation” in regards to Iran’s agreement with the UN, rather than simply executing long-held plans. A follow-up explainer by international correspondent Peter Kenyon (2/3/17) would muddy the waters further and use an incredibly dodgy source to do so.

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Media Lens: Undermining Democracy – Corporate Media Bias on Jeremy Corbyn, Boris Johnson and Syria

6 February 2017 — Media Lens

Are we able to prove the existence of a corporate media campaign to undermine British democracy? Media analysis is not hard science, but in this alert we provide compelling evidence that such a campaign does indeed exist.

Compare coverage of comments made on Syria by a spokesman for Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn in October 2016 and by UK foreign secretary Boris Johnson in January 2017. Continue reading this...

The Anti-Empire Report #148 By William Blum

4 February 2017 

“Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” – Alice in Wonderland

Since Yalta, we have a long list of times we’ve tried to engage positively with Russia. We have a relatively short list of successes in that regard. – General James Mattis, the new Secretary of Defense

If anyone knows where to find this long list please send me a copy.

This delusion is repeated periodically by American military officials. A year ago, following the release of Russia’s new national security document, naming as threats both the United States and the expansion of the NATO alliance, a Pentagon spokesman declared: “They have no reason to consider us a threat. We are not looking for conflict with Russia.”

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A Lesson Media Missed About the Dangers of Scapegoating

4 February 2017 — FAIR

Michael Zehaf-Bibeau,  Alexandre BissonnetteUS news outlets were roughly six times more interested in Michael Zehaf-Bibeau (left) than in Alexandre Bissonnette—even though Bissonnette is accused of killing six times as many people.

If you were unfamiliar with the way US corporate media works, you might assume that the murder of six people in a Quebec City mosque, allegedly by far-right white supremacist Alexandre Bissonnette, would be a big story.  After all, the January 29 massacre happened when the United States was had just begun a furious debate over Donald Trump’s executive order barring citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries, ostensibly as an anti-terrorism measure. Thousands of protesters descended upon airports across the country, denouncing the order as arbitrary scapegoating.

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ICH News Headlines 3 February 2017

3 February 2017 — Information Clearing House

This Is How Russia and the United States are Cooperating in Syria
By Federico Pieraccini

The American deep state has deep, hidden links with terrorism in Syria. Continue reading this...

US-NATO Supported Terrorism in Syria, Trump’s Policy on Iran and Ukraine Will Lead to War? Selected Articles

3 February 2017 — Global Research

chossudovskyVideo: US-NATO Supported Terrorism in Syria From Day One: Michel Chossudovsky

By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, February 03 2017

From Day One, the Islamist “freedom fighters” were supported, trained and equipped by NATO and Turkey’s High Command. This initiative, which was also supported by Saudi Arabia and Qatar, involved a process of organized recruitment of thousands of jihadist “freedom fighters”, reminiscent of  the enlistment of  Mujahideen to wage the CIA’s jihad (holy war) in the heyday of the Soviet-Afghan war: These mercenaries were subsequently integrated into US and allied sponsored terrorist organizations including Al Nusrah and ISIS.

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Zaid Jilani on Trump’s Yemen Raid, Andrew Rosenberg on Science and Resistance

3 February 2017 — FAIR

Eight-year-old Nawar al-Awlaki, killed in a US raid in Yemen.Eight-year-old Nawar al-Awlaki, killed in a US raid in Yemen.

This week on CounterSpin: No one should be surprised that the Trump White House declared the recent commando raid in Yemen that killed at least 23 civilians, including children, “a successful operation.” Some media accounts are describing the first raid on Trump’s watch as “botched,” but that’s not the same as questioning it, much less putting it in a broader context of what’s happening in Yemen and what the US is doing there. We’ll get more information from Zaid Jilani, reporter for The Intercept.

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To Build an Autocracy, First Build an Oligarchy

3 February 2017 —FAIR

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David Frum’s “How to Build an Autocracy” leaves out the first step in the recipe.

In “How to Build an Autocracy” (Atlantic, 3/17), George W. Bush speechwriter David (“Axis of Evil”) Frum begins his warning about Donald Trump’s authoritarian tendencies by imagining Trump’s second inauguration in 2021:

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Video: Dzhangal

3 February 2017 — Autograph ABP

[I should have put this up earlier, so apologies as it closes on 11 February 2017. WB]

Gideon Mendel has created a powerful installation using objects he gathered during visits to the ‘Jungle’ refugee camp in Calais.

By focusing on items such as toothbrushes, playing cards, worn-out trainers, teargas canisters, and children’s dolls, Mendel conjures alternative portraits of the ‘Jungle’ residents that also stand in for the plight of displaced people everywhere. 

Gideon’s book of photographs and writings by people who lived in the camp, Dzhangal, is out on January 28, and the exhibition runs at Autograph ABP in Shoreditch until February 11, 2016.

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