The Geopolitics of Gas and the Syrian Crisis By Dmitry MININ

31 May 2013 — Strategic Culture Foundation

What has one of the most democratic countries of the Middle East, Syria, done to tick off some of its neighbors in the West, the fierce fighters for democracy? The irrationality and unscrupulousness of the approaches Western countries have taken to the Syrian crisis, when the same people who in Europe are considered terrorists are declared «freedom fighters» when it comes to Syria, becomes clearer in light of the economic dimension of the Syrian tragedy.  Continue reading

GR Week in Review: Fake Arms Embargo and EU Military Support to Al Nusra in Syria

1 June 2013 — Global Research

“Under a fiat money system, a government… should always be able to generate increased nominal spending and inflation, even when the short-term nominal interest rate is at zero.”

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“We Steal Secrets” The New Movie About Wikileaks Infuriates Wikileaks By Danny Schecter

1 June 2013 — Global Research


Every documentary filmmaker begins with deciding on the story to be told, and, then, how to sustain audience interest. 

If your goal is to inform the public or take a stand on an important issue by explaining its origins and exposing wrong doers then you go one way. If your goal is to entertain and shroud your motives by exploring murky personality contradictions, you go another.

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Report from Turkey: A Taste of Tahrir at Taksim By Sungur Savran

1 June 2013 — The Bullet • Socialist Project E-Bulletin No. 831

Istanbul has become a battlefield covered by tear gas. The police, no doubt at the behest of the Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan and his AKP government, have been attacking protestors in the centre of the city, near Taksim Square, for five consecutive days. This would have been no news at all: Turkish police are famous for their brutality in dealing with demonstrations unwelcome to the government. Only a month ago, on May Day, they had dispersed a gathering of thousands of workers and unionists using tear gas unsparingly. So nothing new on the police front. This time is different for another reason.

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VTJP Occupied Palestine and Israel News and Articles 31 May 2013: ’Superland’ and the normalization of segregation in Israel

31 May 2013 — VTJP


International Middle East Media Center

Child Seriously Injured In Bethlehem
IMEMC – Palestinian medical sources has reported that a Palestinian child was seriously injured by Israeli army fire, late on Friday evening, at the entrance of the Aida refugee camp, north of the West Bank city of Bethlehem. …

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The Chemical WMD Story is Being Used to Cover the Rebel Retreat in Syria By Mahdi Darius NAZEMROAYA

31 May 2013 — Strategic Culture Foundation

The timing of Tel Aviv’s repeated attacks on Syria in May 2013 attacks and the kindling of yet another round of accusations and tensions between the Turkish government and Syria that have resulted from the car bombings in the Turkish town of Reyhanli say a lot. Firstly, Tel Aviv’s aerial strikes, via illegal use of Lebanese airspace, on the Syrian military research facility in the town of Jamraya, which is an urban galaxy of Damascus, clarifies Israel’s role in destabilizing Syria. Israel is essentially acting as the insurgencies air force. Continue reading

New at Strategic Culture Foundation 26 May – 1 June 2013: War on Terror / Afghanistan-Pakistan / Syria-EU-US / Boston

1 June 2013 — Strategic Culture Foundation

Pentagon Increases Authority Over Use of Force in CONUS

01.06.2013 | 00:00 | Andrei AKULOV

Worried about the legality of the armed drone program and some covert missions in places not covered by the text of the 2001 measure, US Senators are mulling over the prospects for either a new resolution or an update to the existing one. On May 13 the US Senate debated an expansion of the 2001 Authorization to Use Military Force (AUMF) so the U.S. can essentially engage any area in the world in the war on terror, including the territory of US itself. Assistant Secretary of Defense Michael Sheehan told Congress that the AUMF authorized the US military to operate on a worldwide battlefield from Boston to Pakistan…

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