Statewatch Issue 14/22: Migration policy against transparency; Frontex’s “expanding footprint”; Keep Campsfield closed

Friday, 19 August 2022 — Statewatch

Statewatch News

19 August (Issue 14/22, also available as a PDF)

Welcome to the latest edition of Statewatch News, featuring:

  • Italy: Migration policy undermining freedom of information
  • The “expanding footprint” of Frontex in non-EU states
  • UK: New campaign to keep Campsfield immigration detention centre closed

We will be taking a break before the next issue due to staff leave, but will be back in your inboxes on 16 September.

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The Sword of Bolivar Is Wielded Again by the People of Latin America

Friday, 19 August 2022 — CovertAction Magazine

By Daniel Kovalik

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On August 7, 2022, Gustavo Petro and his running mate, Francia Márquez, were inaugurated as the President and Vice-President of the Republic of Colombia. This was one of the most historic events in Latin America for at least a century.

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Glyphosate, GMOs and Pesticides – Weekly Global News Bulletin 19 August 2022

Friday, 19 August 2022 — Sustainable Pulse

FDA Finds Majority of Foods in America Contain Pesticide Residues

Over half of all food samples tested by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) contain the residues of at least one pesticide, and one in ten samples have levels that violate legal limits established by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Beyond Pesticides reported Monday. Source: Beyond Pesticides These findings, published by the FDA […] Read more
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Ukraine News Links 18-19 August 2022

Friday, 19 August 2022 • 15:00 — The New Dark Age

There may be some duplication due to cross-posting and may be updated throughout the day, so please check back. If it gets updated, I usually insert the time on the line above. A lot of cross-posting usually indicates that the article is popular and some links may not work, depending on your location but I’ve kept them anyway, so at least the reader has some idea of the scale of censorship now operating in the ‘democratic’ West.

On the Transfiguration of Europe: From Nuland’s Dream to Nuland’s Nightmare
http://thesaker.is/on-the-transfiguration-of-europe-from-nulands-dream-to-nulands-nightmare/

War Propaganda About Ukraine Starting to Wear Thin
https://desultoryheroics.com/2022/08/19/war-propaganda-about-ukraine-starting-to-wear-thin/

Europe Decreasing Military Aid to Ukraine
https://www.globalresearch.ca/europe-decreasing-support-ukraine/5790596

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Miko Peled: Israel Blames its Victims for the Violence it Causes

Thursday, 18 August 2022 — MintPress News

Jerusalem, Palestine – The situation in Palestine can be summed up as follows: Rampant Settler violence and intimidation, state-sponsored racism and violence, modern, comfortable housing and living conditions for Jews only while Palestinians are denied basic services, killing of Palestinians across the board – activists, journalists, fighters, children and citizens of Israel. Palestinian organizations, even ones that are recognized internationally, have no protection and are subject to closure, arrests and confiscation of their property.

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Prof Judy Wajcman Trade Unionism, Work and Feminism Library Sale. 19th Aug 2022 onwards

Thursday, 18 August 2022 — Housmans Books

At this time of resurgence within the British trade union movement, with union, wildcat and even consumer strikes breaking out across the country, the timing couldn’t be better for this sale of books on trade unionism, work and feminism, as donated to Housmans by Professor Judy Wajcman.

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Ukraine News Links 17-18 August 2022

Thursday, 18 August 2022 — The New Dark Age

There may be some duplication due to cross-posting and may be updated throughout the day, so please check back. If it gets updated, I usually insert the time on the line above. A lot of cross-posting usually indicates that the article is popular and some links may not work, depending on your location but I’ve kept them anyway, so at least the reader has some idea of the scale of censorship now operating in the ‘democratic’ West.

EU weighs in on visa restrictions for Russians
https://www.rt.com/news/561099-european-commission-denies-visa-ban-russians/

Ukraine Open Thread 2022-133
https://www.moonofalabama.org/2022/08/ukraine-open-thread-2022-133.html

Why Is Amnesty Apologising for Telling the Truth About Ukrainian War Crimes?
https://www.globalresearch.ca/why-amnesty-apologising-telling-truth-about-ukrainian-war-crimes/5790519

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Amidst Uproar Over Nancy Pelosi’s Visit to Taiwan, Media Ignores Aggressive U.S. Maritime Action in South China Seas

Thursday, 18 August, 2022 — CovertAction Magazine

By Sara Flounders

Watch out Rim of the Pacific, a Rim of China may be on the horizonU.S. Carrier Strike Force in the South China Sea. [Source: taiwannews.com]

In order to force high-tech companies to decouple from the People’s Republic of China and reverse U.S. decline, U.S. imperialism needs a political/military crisis with China

Why has there been almost no coverage of U.S.-led naval maritime exercises in the South China Sea at the same time multi-millionaire Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi was visiting Taiwan?

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I took a LIBERAL, ANTI WAR Protester to see the truth in Donbass, and THIS Happened!

Tuesday, 16 August 2022 — Youtube

This is my most powerful interview yet. I took Maria, a fierce liberal, anti-war protester to the FRONT LINES of the war in the Donbass to see things for herself, to speak to the people for herself. This woman, with balls of steel, even walked with me through the streets of Svyatogorsk, with Ukrainian snipers just 200 meters away, to speak to civilians trapped in their basements and bring them food. How much of what she believed was right? Or wrong? This is an interview you must see to believe.

When People Want Housing in India, They Build It: The Thirty-Third Newsletter (2022)

Thursday, 18 August 2022 — The Tricontinental

Communist Party of India Marxist protest in Khila Warangal 10 May 2022Communist Party of India (Marxist) protest in Khila Warangal, 10 May 2022.

Dear friends,

Greetings from the desk of Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research.

It all started with a survey. In April 2022, members of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), or CPI(M), went door to door in the town of Warangal in Telangana state. The party was already aware of challenges in the community but wanted to collect data before working on a plan of action. Thirty-five teams of three to four CPI(M) members and supporters went to 45,000 homes and learned how people were suffering from a range of issues, such as the lack of pensions and subsidised food. Many expressed anxieties around the absence of permanent housing, with a third saying that they were not homeowners and could not pay their rents. The government had promised to build two-bedroom apartments for the poor, but these promises evaporated. With inflation eating into their meagre incomes and serious unemployment due to the collapse of the local bidi (cigarette) industry, desperation marked the people the communists met.

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UK Crony Capitalism: What’s really going on here?

Thursday, 18 August 2022 — Goodlaw Project

We won’t let the drive for Net Zero, one of the most important challenges facing the UK today, become another example of secretive closed-door procurement practices.

That’s why we’ve filed judicial review proceedings against the East of England Broadband Network (E2BN) for their decision to, we believe, unlawfully award a £70 billion ‘Everything Net Zero’ Framework Agreement to the Place Group, a company with scant emissions reduction expertise.

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Albert Woodfox, Angola Three Warrior, passes

Thursday, 11 August, 2022 — Hood Communist

by Mumia Abu-Jamal

Albert woodfox

Who has not heard of the Angola Three, three young black prisoners who were falsely accused of killing a prison guard in 1972 in the infamous Louisiana maximum security prison cited at a former slave plantation—and named for the place where the African captives came from, Angola. On Thursday, August 4th, attorneys for Albert Woodfox announced his passing at the age of 75.

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Ukraine News Links 16-17 August 2022

Wednesday, 17 August 2022 • 22:00 — The New Dark Age

There may be some duplication due to cross-posting and may be updated throughout the day, so please check back. If it gets updated, I usually insert the time on the line above. A lot of cross-posting usually indicates that the article is popular and some links may not work, depending on your location but I’ve kept them anyway, so at least the reader has some idea of the scale of censorship now operating in the ‘democratic’ West.

What the US-Instigated Crisis in Taiwan Means for Europe
https://journal-neo.org/2022/08/17/what-the-us-instigated-crisis-in-taiwan-means-for-europe/

Germany’s Champagne Policies and the War in Ukraine – Führerbunker
https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2022/08/17/germany-champagne-policies-and-war-ukraine-fuhrerbunker/

Peace With Syria: The Final Piece in Turkey’s Foreign Policy Puzzle
https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2022/08/17/peace-with-syria-final-piece-in-turkey-foreign-policy-puzzle/

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World order looks different from Moscow, Beijing

Wednesday, 17 August 2022 — Indian Punchline

by M. K. BHADRAKUMAR

Chinese, Russian warships in joint drills, Sea of Japan, Oct 2021

The Chinese Defence Ministry announced today its participation in the Vostok 2022 strategic command and staff exercise in Russia, which is slated for August 30-September 5. The low-key statement in Beijing said China will send some troops and the participation is within the framework of the two countries’ annual cooperation plan.

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Filipino Vice-Presidential Candidate Arrested Just Days After Secretary of State Antony Blinken Traveled to the Philippines To Pledge Greater U.S. Military Support

Wednesday, 17 August 2022 — CovertAction Magazine

By Jeremy Kuzmarov

Walden Bello being taken in by Philippines authorities on August 8. [Source: bworldonline.com]

Filipinos find themselves living in a back-to-the-future nightmare made in part by the U.S. with dictator Ferdinand Marcos’s son as their new president.

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Black Agenda Report 17 August 2022

Wednesday, 17 August, 2022 — Black Agenda Report

Trump Derangement Syndrome Returns
Margaret Kimberley
Why would Black people laud the FBI or criticize protection against self-incrimination? The FBI search of Donald Trump’s home has reawakened Trump Derangement Syndrome.

ESSAY AND PETITION: Massacre at Attica, The Black Panther Intercommunal News Service, 1971
Editors, The Black Agenda Review
To commemorate Black August and in memory of the forty-two men massacred during the September 13, 1971 Attica Prison uprising we reproduce below an essay and petition from The Black Panther Intercommunal New Service.

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Liz Truss — Fule Britannia

Wednesday, 17 August 2022 — theplanningmotivedotcom

Could there be a worse Prime Minister than the boisterous buffoon Johnson? Yes, the dull lampooned Truss. A party which is sacrificed to dumb down society by using the dream of Brexit to prevent a left-wing alternative, ends up paying a high price. First Johnson then Truss. With “no handouts” Truss, the Tory Party is about to elect its final grave digger.

Brian Green, 16th August 2022.

liz-truss.pdf