The Greek affair: Symbol of the crisis of the European Union or paradigm of Europe’s salvation By Gaither Stewart

23 May 2012

It is an ironic twist of history that Greece, the cradle of Western culture, today, 2500 years after the acme of Hellenic glory, appears on the stage of history in the best of cases as victim, and in the worst, as the symbol of the threat to the collapse of the West European society.
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GR Week in Review 16 May 2012: War on Islam, Bush Guilty of War Crimes and the Missing Terrorists

16 May, 2012Global Research
The Globalization of War: The “Military Roadmap” to World War III

– by Michel Chossudovsky, Finian Cunningham – 2012-07-14
The Pentagon’s global military design is one of world conquest. The military deployment of USNATO forces is occurring in several regions of the world simultaneously. Continue reading

Black Agenda Report 16 May 2012: Black Agenda Report – Obama's Gay Gambit / Death By Wall St. / Phantom Issues

16 May 2012Black Agenda Report News, commentary and analysis from the black left

Obama’s No-Risk Drive-By On Gay Marriage

by BAR managing editor Bruce A. Dixon
The president’s announcement favoring the right of same sex couples to marry is long overdue and better than nothing. But it doesn’t make him a fearless warrior for human rights, any more than Henry Kissinger’s Nobel Peace Prize makes him Mahatma Gandhi.

Strategic Culture Foundation 6-12 May 2012

12 May 2012Strategic Culture Foundation

Was Industrial Sabotage at Play with Super Jet crash in Indonesia?
12.05.2012 | 07:26 | Wayne MADSEN

Based on past aggressive competitive commercial tactics employed by the alliance of American corporations, the U.S. Intelligence Community, and the Pentagon, aviation experts in Asia are wondering aloud whether the recent crash of the new Sukhoi Super Jet 100 in Indonesia was the result of high-stakes industrial sabotage engineered to protect Boeing’s lucrative commercial and military aviation market in Asia at the expense of a resurgent Russian aviation industry…

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VTJP Palestine/Israel Newslinks 11 May 2012: Nuclear Israel: Image of Apocalyptic Horror

11 May 2012 — VTJP


International Middle East Media Center

New UNRWA Upgrade Plan To Improve Dheisheh Refugee Camp
IMEMC – Dheisheh, the oldest refugee camp in the West Bank, is set to receive a facelift under a new UNWRA upgrade plan. The UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), is launching a new program to upgrade UN refugee camps’ dilapidated facilities. …

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Information Clearing House Newsletter 11 May 2012: Nuke Mecca: US Military Teaches Officers

11 May 2012 — Information Clearing House

“U.S. Military Taught Officers:

Use ‘Hiroshima’ Tactics for ‘Total War’ on Islam,”

By Noah Shachtman and Spencer Ackerman

“The U.S. military taught its future leaders that a ‘total war’ against the world’s 1.4 billion Muslims would be necessary to protect America from Islamic terrorists”

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A Triumph of the Radical Left in Greece: A Message to Europe By Haris Golemis

12 May 2012 — The BulletSocialist Project E-Bulletin No. 632

The recent electoral results in Greece was a serious blow to the governments of Angela Merkel and Nicolas Sarkozy [referred collectively as ‘Merkozy’], as well as to all those arrogant neoliberal parties, politicians, analysts, EU, ECB and IMF officials who thought that the European people can suffer passively and for an indefinite period the extreme austerity policies of neoliberal orthodoxy, which supposedly aim to an exit from the capitalist crisis in Europe.

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Statewatch News Online11 May 2012 (10/12)

11 May 2012 — – e-mail:

1.    EU: ACCESS TO EU DOCUMENTS: Presidency criticised: Even worse than the Commission
2.    EU: Visits campaign : Obstacles to the right to know: Migrant Camps in Europe
3.    EU-EAW: Council: practical operation of the European arrest warrant – Year 2011
4.    EU: AI and ECRE Letter on behalf on 166 NGOs:Appeal to EU institutions
5.    EU-ECJ: SCHENGEN BORDERS CODE: ECJ General Advocate’s opinion on sea surveillance
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Statewatch 11 May 2012: Support the “Call for an Open Europe”

11 May 2012 Statewatch

– freedom of information in the EU

“Access to documents in the EU is not a “gift” from on high to be packaged, sanitised and manipulated. It is a “right” which is fundamental in a democracy“: Tony Bunyan, Deirdre Curtin and Aidan White in Essays for an Open Europe 

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11 May 2012National Security Archive

Judge Denies Declassification of Final Volume of CIA Official Report on Invasion of Cuba

CIA Officials Defy Obama Directive on FOIA which states that “the Government should not keep information confidential merely because public officials might be embarrassed by disclosure, because errors and failures might be revealed, or because of speculative or abstract fears.”

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VTJP Palestine/Israel Newslinks 10 May 2012: Israeli government announces plan to forcibly remove 2300 Bedouins

10 May 2012 — VTJP


International Middle East Media Center

Court Injunction Delays Demolitions of Jerusalem Area Bedouin Homes
IMEMC – The Jerusalem Legal Aid and Human Rights Center obtained on Wednesday an injunction order for Khan al-Ahmar Kurshan community. This temporary injunction prevents the demolition of homes of the eight families that received 24-hour eviction notices on Sunday, 6 May. …

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GR Week in Review: Police States, Failures of Capitalism and Global Warfare

9 May 2012 — Global Research
Police States:
After reporting this week on a Pentagon-created plan for interning activists at re-education camps, questions were asked about the US Army manual that allegedly outlines the resettling of US citizens. Can Americans be sent to propaganda prisons?” (POLICE STATE: Army manual for re-education camps applies to US citizens) Continue reading

First Madeleine Albright, now Prince Harry: The Strange World of Humanitarian Awards By Felicity Arbuthnot

7 May 2012 — Global Research

“You fasten the triggers for others to fire,
Then you sit back and watch,
When the death count gets higher.
You hide in your mansion
As young people’s blood
Flows out of their bodies
And is buried in mud.” (“Masters of War”, Bob Dylan, 1941- )

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