The Snowden Affair and the Destruction of Effective Democracy in Europe By Diana Johnstone

6 July 2013 — The Greanville Post

The Snowden affair has revealed even more about Europe than about the United States.

Certainly, the facts of NSA spying are significant. But many people suspected that something of the sort was going on.  The refusal of France, Italy and Portugal to allow the private aircraft of the President of Bolivia to cross their airspace on the mere suspicion that Edward Snowden might be aboard is rather more astonishing.

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New at Strategic Culture Foundation 20-26 January 2013: FED / Arab Winter / Egypt / Bolivia / Syria / Africa / Mali

26 January 2013Strategic Culture Foundation

The Committee of 147

26.01.2013 | 00:00 | Valentin KATASONOV

In the article «What is behind the information attacks on the Federal Reserve System?» I have already written about the research group of scientists at the Swiss Federal Institute (SFI) in Zurich. Their study was published in mid-2011 and was described by the world media as the sensation of the year. Continue reading this...

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What’s new on Reading From the Left

24 December 2012 — Readings From the Left

If you’ve not found RFL before this, here are a few of the latest, free offerings on the site.

Online Now:

This important feminist critique of populationist theory and practice, long been out of print, is now available on Reading from the Left with the author’s assistance and permission.

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New at Strategic Culture Foundation 21-27 Oct. 2012: Bolivia-USA / Oil-Uranium / USA / Nobel Prize / EU / China / Nicaragua

27 October 2012Strategic Culture Foundation

Bolivian President Bluntly Describes US Diplomacy

27.10.2012 | 00:00 | Nil NIKANDROV

Bolivian leader Evo Morales tends to speak in a carefully chosen language, in part as a precaution natural for someone who is permanently under fire from his opponents. It long became a staple of the US propaganda to portray Morales as an individual who does not measure up to the standards normally associated with his status, and on the fringes the campaign against the Latin American country’s first indigenous president chronically slips into downright racism. After a period of evident restraint, Morales did respond to the US invectives in an unusually blunt manner in a recent Decolonizaton Day address… Continue reading this...

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Wikileaks Newslinks 3 August 2011

3 August 2011 — williambowles.info

Mexico: American Ambassador Is Confirmed
New York Times
The former ambassador, Carlos Pascual, resigned in March after a public dispute with President Felipe Calderón of Mexico over embassy documents released by WikiLeaks. The documents showed him and other American officials criticizing Mexican authorities …
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/03/world/americas/03briefs-Mexico.html

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Fintan O’Toole’s Own Cultural Revolution by William Wall

21 December, 2010 — MRZine

Fintan O’Toole.  a recent New Left Review essay by Slavoy Zizek.  Writing about Morales and Chavez and the Maoist government in Nepal, he said:

Their situation is ‘objectively’ hopeless: the whole drift of history is basically against them, they cannot rely on any ‘objective tendencies’ pushing in their way, all they can do is to improvise, do what they can in a desperate situation.  But, nonetheless, does this not give them a unique freedom?  And are we — today’s left — not all in exactly the same situation?

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