Today’s World Environment Reflects Crisis Of Capitalist Civilization By Farooque Chowdhury

4 June, 2013 — Countercurrents

Today’s state of the world environment is the tribune of the crisis of capitalist civilization that carries all the contradictions the global economy creates; and the economy is owned by a handful of owners dispossessing the humanity, billions of the poor and the starved. Continue reading

“The Monsanto Protection Plan”: Monsanto’s Deception Game on GMO in Europe By F. William Engdahl

4 June 2013 — Global Research

On May 31 world media headlines read similar to this from Reuters: “Monsanto backing away from GMO crops in Europe.” The original source for the story is attributed to a German left daily, TAZ which printed excerpts from an interview with an official spokeswoman of Monsanto Germany.

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Greek Lessons From Below By Sofiane Ait Chalalet and Chris Jones

4 June 2013 — The Bullet • Socialist Project • E-Bulletin No. 833

Axmed, a Somalian refugee, has been stuck in Athens for over six years. This is common for most of his friends, as without papers they are stuck. Getting out by themselves requires money for false papers and travel that is beyond them. Axmed told us that he had a brother in Italy waiting for him. Most of his friends had families and friends waiting for them. But not in Greece. They were stuck.

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American Power and the Making of British Capitalism By Jeremy Green

4 June 2013 — New Left Project

On the opening page of their superb work on the political economy of the American Empire, Leo Panitch and Sam Gindin outline the fundamental premise of their study: that the American state has played ‘an exceptional role in the creation of a fully global capitalism and in coordinating its management, as well as restructuring other states’.[1]  This is undoubtedly true, and today British capitalism bears the indelible imprint of American power.  Mirroring the diplomatic ‘Special Relationship’, so often referred to, has been a deep integration and co-development of these two states and of the form of capitalism that they sponsor. 

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Syrian opposition launch rocket attacks in Lebanon By Thomas Gaist

4 June 2013 — WSWS

Fighting raged in Lebanon on Sunday between Hezbollah militants and US-backed Syrian rebels, with at least 12 killed. According to a Lebanese security official, the clashes broke out as Syrian opposition elements prepared to launch rocket attacks against the city of Baalbek, in north-east Lebanon. These clashes near Baalbek come as another indication that the war is spreading beyond Syria’s borders.

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VTJP Occupied Palestine and Israel News and Articles 3 June 2013: Bedouin forced to live beside garbage dump contract unknown diseases

3 June 2013 — VTJP

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International Middle East Media Center

Israeli Illegally Confiscates 370 Dunams Near Nablus
IMEMC – Monday June 3 2013, the Israeli government announced Monday it decision to illegally confiscate 370 Dunams (91.42 Acres) of Palestinian lands, east of the northern West Bank city of Nablus. …

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The Finance Curse: Introduction By Dan Hind

4 June 2013 — Dan Hind

It is now well known that many countries which depend on earnings from natural resources like oil have failed to harness them for national development. In many cases it seems even worse than that: for all the hundreds of billions of dollars sloshing into countries like oil-rich Nigeria, for instance, such places seem to suffer more conflict, lower economic growth, greater corruption, higher inequality, less political freedom and often more absolute poverty than their resource-poor peers. This paradox of poverty from plenty has been extensively studied and is known as the Resource Curse.

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How a London Court Repudiated Zionist Abuse of the Anti-Semitism Charge By Mike Marqusee

3 June 2013

Taunting and tainting opponents with the charge of anti-semitism is a long-standing Zionist ploy, familiar to everyone involved in the Israel-Palestine issue. As their support weakens in the face of evidence-based argument, Israel’s advocates have stepped up their use of the accusation as a means to close down debate, particularly on proposals for boycott, divestment and sanctions.

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Wikileaks Newslinks 4 June 2013

4 June 2013 — williambowles.info

 

Wikileaks soldier ‘naive but good intentioned’ – defence

TVNZ

Military prosecutors say arrogance drove the US soldier accused of the biggest leak of classified information in US history through the WikiLeaks anti-secrecy website three years ago. But at the opening of the court martial of Private First Class …

http://tvnz.co.nz/world-news/wikileaks-soldier-naive-but-good-intentioned-defence-5454764

 

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