Canvas: The Belgrade US-Financed Training Group Behind the Carefully-Orchestrated Kiev Protests By William ENGDAHL

7 January 2014 — Boiling Frogs Post

The recent protests in Ukraine have the stench of a foreign-orchestrated attempt to destabilize the government of Viktor Yanukovych after he walked away from signing an EU Association Agreement that would have driven a deep wedge between Russia and Ukraine. Continue reading

The Anti-Empire Report #124 By William Blum: Stopping The Imperial Machine

9 January 2014 — The Anti-Empire Report

“At last the world knows America as the savior of the world!” – President Woodrow Wilson, Paris Peace Conference, 1919

The horrors reported each day from Syria and Iraq are enough to make one cry; in particular, the atrocities carried out by the al-Qaeda types: floggings; beheadings; playing soccer with the heads; cutting open dead bodies to remove organs just for mockery; suicide bombers, car bombs, the ground littered with human body parts; countless young children traumatized for life; the imposition of sharia law, including bans on music … What century are we living in? What millennium? What world?

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The Department of Work and Pensions and Atos Healthcare: still failing UK’s most vulnerable By Jennifer Kennedy

9 January 2014 — Our Kingdom

Disabled people are forced to live on the breadline for months as Atos failed to give them an appointment. Sick people are told they can work months before dying. People are driven to suicide. The breaking of our support system for ill and disabled people continues… Continue reading

O’Reilly’s Marijuana/Texting/Videogame Theory Destroyed by Guest By Steve Rendall

9 January 2014 — FAIR Blog

Columbia University’s Carl Hart reenacted the Marshall McLuhan scene from Annie Hall on the O’Reilly Factor–playing the McLuhan role himself.

It happened as O’Reilly was explaining his latest crackpot theory about why young people are so horrible. According to the Fox News host, texting, marijuana use and videogames  are leading the young down an escapist path to destruction. O’Reilly repeated his theory through several iterations: Continue reading

Book Review: Marxism and ecological economics By Martin Empson

9 January 2014 — Resolute Reader

“Marxist class analysis can help answer many of the questions raised by ecological economists, at the same time that the substantive agenda of ecological economics can enrich the materialist dimension of Marxism”

Burkett-Ecological-EconomicsPaul Burkett
Marxism and Ecological Economics: Toward a Red and Green Political Economy
Haymarket Books, 2009

Reviewed by Martin Empson

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VTJP Occupied Palestine and Israel: News and Articles 8 January 2014: Israel’s West Bank torture regime

8 January 2014 — VTJP


International Middle East Media Center

Miles Of Smiles 24 Arrives In Gaza
IMEMC – [Wednesday January 8, 2014] The “Miles Of Smiles 24” humanitarian convoy arrived in the Gaza Strip through the Rafah Border Terminal, between the besieged Gaza Strip and Egypt. …

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Black Agenda Report 9 January 2014: Obama the Dis-Equalizer / End of Pot Wars? / Prosecutorial Racism

9 January 2014 — Black Agenda Report

by BAR executive editor Glen Ford

Barack Obama has used up his people-friendly rhetoric over the past five years, and is now repeating promises he’s already made and broken: to raise the minimum wage, strengthen worker rights, establish truly universal health care, and fight for the common man and woman. Obama’s new rhetorical target is gross income inequalities – a catastrophe that has worsened on his watch. Continue reading