Ukraine and the “Americanization of the European Project”: Towards a New Iron Curtain To Fall on the EU?

20 March 2014 — Global Research

EUUSWhen, in November 2013, Russia asked the EU for tripartite negotiations on the Ukraine’s free trade agreements with its two neighbours in order to find areas of common ground for all parties directly concerned (1), what was at stake was stability, integrity and independence for the Ukraine and that it should remain as the natural link between Europe and Russia.

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Crimea: Putin’s Triumph. Now the Confrontation Moves East to “New Russia” By Israel Shamir

21 March 2014 — Global Research

Novo Rossia: The Eastern and Southeastern Mainland Provinces of Ukraine

Global Research: The Globalization of Poverty: Inside the New World Order

20 March 2014 — Global Research

In these unprecedented economic times, the world is experiencing as a whole what most of the non-industrialized world has experienced over the past several decades. For a nuanced examination of the intricacies of the global political-economic landscape and the power players within it, pick up your copy of:

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Video: McCain, Ukraine, and the Political Game

21 March 2014 — Stop Imperialism

Eric Draitser of provides his analysis of the latest statements by US Senator John McCain regarding Russia and the US response to the referendum in Crimea.  Draitser explains that McCain speaks for the neocon establishment and their Cold War mentality, and that his role is to inflame US opinion as much as possible.  Draitser notes that much of this is in relation to domestic US politics and the fact that the US has, not for the first time, been out-maneuvered by Russian President Vladimir Putin.  Also, Draitser provides his analysis of what McCain left out of his statements and why it’s important. Continue reading

Ukraine as Stalking Horse: The Rise of Fascism in the West By Norman Pollack

21 March 2014 —

Fascism dribbles off the tongue too easily, yet it is possible to wrap one’s arms around the concept and practice with, allowing for historical variations, some degree of precision. Hitler’s Germany may be the gold standard by which to measure all else, but even there correction can be made for both underlying structural features and ideological themes applied to other and different settings.

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FRINFORMSUM 3/20/2014: the NSA’s MYSTIC Program Powerful Enough to Swallow a “nation’s telephone program whole,” Judge Calls a DOJ Search Practice “repugnant to the Fourth Amendment,” and Much More By Lauren Harper

20 March 2014 — Unredacted

Operation MYSTIC

Operation MYSTICThe National Security Agency (NSA) has built a surveillance program so powerful that it can swallow a “nation’s telephone program whole.” According to documents obtained by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden and reported on by the Washington Post, this program –codenamed MYSTIC– is capable of capturing “100%” of a foreign country’s voice calls. MYSTIC’s retrieval tool, RETRO, also enables “the agency to rewind and review conversations [for] as long as a month after they take place.” The program began in 2009, reached full capacity in 2011, and last year’s secret intelligence budget (also leaked by Snowden) mentioned an effort to add “an additional target” to the MYSTIC program, though it remains unclear if any country has yet to have their data collected in its entirety.

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Who is in charge of Ukraine today?

19 March 2014 — Oriental Review

Who is in charge of Ukraine today?The dominant condescending and appeasing tone towards the new Ukrainian authorities in the West clearly contradicts to its democratic and humanitarian values, it persistently promotes in the world. Any attentive unbiased observer of the situation in this post-Soviet state and the Western policies in the region cannot help but feel a sense of déjà vu when watching transatlantic public declarations in support of “the legitimate Ukrainian government”, brought to the power and still controlled by the radical ultranationalists representing a scarce minority of the population of Ukraine. Indeed, the raise of Hitler in Germany in the early 1930s was carried out using almost identical political technologies and social instruments as in today’s Ukraine. The careful study of the current developments and diplomatic maneuvers around Ukraine would shed a new light on the origins of the Nazi movement in Germany in the last century as well.

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An Attack on Iran is Still on the Pentagon’s Drawing Board. Israel Prepares to Launch “The First Strike” By Prof Michel Chossudovsky

21 March 2014 — Global Research

Under the title “Netanyahu orders IDF to prepare for possible strike on Iran during 2014?, Haaretz confirms that a war on Iran is still contemplated and that Israel is actively preparing to launch a first strike, despite talks between the West and Iran concerning Iran’s nuclear weapons program.

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VTJP Occupied Palestine and Israel News and Articles 20 March 2014: British architects call for world boycott of Israeli counterparts

20 March 2014 — VTJP


International Middle East Media Center

Israeli Forces Kill Palestinian Teen South of Hebron
IMEMC – Israeli forces shot and killed a Palestinian teenager in the Hebron district, on Wednesday, according to security and medical sources. …
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Anti-Russia propaganda and the fabrication of a new pro-war consensus By Alex Lantier

21 March 2014 — WSWS

Since Crimea voted last Sunday to secede from Ukraine and rejoin Russia, US officials and the American media have mounted a deafening propaganda campaign, posturing as defenders of world peace, the rights of small nations and international law in opposition to Russia. In this campaign, no lie told to justify support for the Ukrainian regime that emerged from last month’s fascist-led coup is too absurd.

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