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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The Good Intentions That Pave the Road to War By Diana Johnstone

7 February, 2013

Paris Opposing genocide has become a sort of cottage industry in the United States.

Everywhere, “genocide studies” are cropping up in universities. Five years ago, an unlikely “Genocide Prevention Task Force” was set up headed by former secretary of state Madeleine Albright and former defense secretary William Cohen, both veterans of the Clinton administration.

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Black Agenda Report 7 February 2013: Why Nobody’s Listening to Black Folk, Sniper Gets Sniped, New Black Agenda TV Episode

7 February 2013Black Agenda Report

This week in Black Agenda Report

by BAR executive editor Glen Ford

Don’t expect President Obama to offer any measures targeted to the Black economic crisis in his State of the Union address. He’s under absolutely no pressure to do so, thanks to a Black Misleadership Class that is incapable of making demands on the First Black President. “Obama need never worry about any drama from this crowd.”

ColdType, October 2012: Edward S. Herman, Greg Palast, Philip Kraske, Linda McQuaig, John Pilger, Deepa Kimar and Diana Johnstone

3 October 2012Coldtype

In the October issue of COLDTYPE MAGAZINE – download your free copy today

Cover story this month is Fred Reed’s essay reminding us that playing soldiers is part of the male genome. Really. Helps explain why, despite the efforts of generations of mothers, little boys would still rather play with toy soldiers than their sisters’ dolls. The urge to wage war features strongly in this issue, with essays on the attack on the US embassy in Libya, the race to neutralise Iran’s non-existent nukes, Afghanistan’s 11 years of occupation, the West’s propaganda attacks on Syria and more. Writers include Edward S. Herman, Greg Palast, Philip Kraske, Linda McQuaig, John Pilger, Deepa Kimar and Diana Johnstone.

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Reasons and False Pretexts: Why are They Making War on Libya? By Diana Johnstone

27 March 2011 — Global ResearchCounterpunch – 2011-03-24

Reason Number One: Regime change.

This was announced as the real objective the moment French president Nicolas Sarkozy took the extraordinary step of recognizing the rebels in Benghazi as “the only legitimate representative of the Libyan people”. This recognition was an extraordinary violation of all diplomatic practice and principles. It meant non-recognition of the existing Libyan government and its institutions, which, contrary to the magical notions surrounding the word “dictator”, cannot be reduced to the personality of one strongman. A major European nation, France, swept aside all those institutions to proclaim that an obscure group of rebels in a traditionally rebellious part of Libya constituted the North African nation’s legitimate government.

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Another NATO Intervention? Libya: Is This Kosovo All Over Again? By Diana Johnstone

8 March 2011 — Global Research

Less than a dozen years after NATO bombed Yugoslavia into pieces, detaching the province of Kosovo from Serbia, there are signs that the military alliance is gearing up for another victorious little ‘humanitarian war’, this time against Libya. The differences are, of course, enormous. But let’s look at some of the disturbing similarities.

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