Washington Islamist strategy in crisis as Morsi toppled by F. William Engdahl

5 July 2013 — Voltaire Network

The swift action by Egypt’s military to arrest Mohamed Morsi and key leaders of his Muslim Brotherhood organization on July 3 marks a major setback for Washington’s “Arab Spring strategy of using political Islam to spread chaos from China through Russia across the energy-rich Middle East. Continue reading this...

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Egypt: Muslim Brotherhood Will Not Capitulate (I) By Melkulangara BHADRAKUMAR

3 July 2013 — Strategic Culture Foundation

Egypt is on the brink, and, paradoxically, it is probably going to continue to remain that way in the near term. 

The narrative we hear is far too simplistic. It goes something like this: an elected government turned out to be not only inept but arrogant and crudely insensitive toward the imperative need of inclusive democracy; a stagnant economy; rising prices; fuel shortages; power cuts – discontent is boiling over. 

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Wikileaks Newslinks 2 July 2013

2 July 2013 — williambowles.info

 

WikiLeaks: Edward Snowden makes expanded asylum requests

Politico

WASHINGTON — National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden, believed to be in legal limbo in the Moscow airport, is expanding his requests for asylum to another 19 countries, including China, according to WikiLeaks. WikiLeaks, the anti-secrecy …

http://www.politico.com/story/2013/07/wikileaks-edward-snowden-asylum-requests-93644.html?hp=l3_b2

 

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NATO Newslinks 24 June 2013

24 June 2013 — williambowles.info

 

NATO leader draws on war experience in his new role

The Virginian-Pilot

The conceptual mission – transformation – was difficult to explain, but with technology and communications affecting every aspect of global interaction, including warfare, NATO leaders decided to reinvent its only U.S.-based command to have a broader …

http://hamptonroads.com/2013/06/nato-leader-draws-war-experience-his-new-role

 

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VTJP Occupied Palestine and Israel News and Articles 15 June 2013

15 June 2013 — VTJP

News

Ma’an News

PA official: Settlers burn 300 olive trees near Nablus
6/15/2013 – NABLUS (Ma’an) — A group of settlers set fire to over 300 olive trees on Saturday in a Nablus village, a Palestinian Authority official said. Ghassan Daghlas, a PA official who monitors settlement activities, told Ma’an that settlers from the illegal outpost of Havat Gilad set fire to olive trees in the Nablus village of Imatin. The blaze destroyed over 300 trees….

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A Roster of Bigotry: UKIP, the Tories and the Far Right By Tim Holmes

9 May 2013 — New Left Project

When the racism and bigotry fuelling the EDL-backed UK Independence Party were finally revealed to public view, the results were never going to be pretty. So it proved last week, as the threat to the Tories prompted a huge dirt-digging operation, exposing a party bringing far-right extremism into the mainstream. Continue reading this...

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The Making of Global Capitalism: an interview with Sam Gindin By Rishi Awatramani

15 April 2013 — Organizing Upgrade

9781844677429 Making of Global CapitalismJust before the historic 2012 US presidential election, Rishi Awatramani interviewed long-time labor activist and scholar Sam Gindin to find out what his new book, The Making of Global Capitalism, has to say to social movement activists about this current political moment, the nature of global capitalism, and the possibility for a future beyond capitalism. This is part one of a two part interview with Sam Gindin. Stay tuned for part two next month!

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Deadly Opposition Violence in Venezuela: The First Major Destabilization Attempt Since 2002-03 By Dan Beeton

17 April 2013 — MRZine

Opposition protests turned deadly yesterday, with at least seven people having been reported killed and over 61 others injured as opposition groups reportedly burned the homes of PSUV leaders, community hospitals, andmercales (subsidized grocery stores), attacked Cuban doctors, attacked state and community media stations, and threatened CNE president Tibisay Lucena and other officials. Violence is likely to continue today, as both Capriles and Maduro have called for their supporters to demonstrate in the streets. Continue reading this...

Protests, Disturbances, and Violence Continue in Venezuela, General Strike a “Failure” By Tamara Pearson

16 April 2013 — Venezuelanalysis.com

 This afternoon president Maduro said the opposition’s call for a general strike today had “failed”. He also blamed the losing candidate in Sunday’s elections, Henrique Capriles, for the seven deaths last night.

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Understanding the Venezuelan Presidential Election Outcome

15 April 2013 — Venezuela Analysis

Things are chaotic here, as we recover from the surprise, disappointment, and a bit of hurt from the election results, but also go out in the street to express our support for those results, and to defend the national electoral system, one of the best and most secure voting systems in the world in a country which just loves to vote. We move quickly from sad last night to concerned and determined today, as the caceroles sound around the neighbourhoods and the opposition hangs outside the National Electoral Council (CNE) here in Merida, hundreds of them walking around with rocks and glass bottles in their hands, itching to have something to react to.

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