The Loneliness of Anti-Imperialist Fighters By Andre Vltchek

30 June 2014 — The Greanville Post

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ANDRE VLTCHEK54674It is late at night and you cannot sleep. Ebrie Lagoon is right behind the window of your hotel, but it is hardly visible at this hour. You are in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, West Africa.

You are here because you were informed that the President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, also known at ‘Chocolate King’, has been getting his cocoa from the fields of this country. You are also convinced by several of your sources, based all over the world, that his confectionary empire, Roshen, is receiving its basic product from some of the most terrible plantations in Côte d’Ivoire that are still using child labor. You decided to come here, to investigate…

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#Mintcasts: What the MSM won’t tell you about ISIS & greater plan to fragment Middle East

29 June 2014 — Mint Press

I’m your host, Mnar Muhawesh, editor-in-chief of MintPress.

As the world’s eyes turn to Iraq, flabbergasted at the brutality and partial success of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, takeover of major Iraqi cities with the goal of building a so-called “Islamic state” under the banner of a Sunni awakening in Shiite-friendly nations like Iraq and Syria — both bordering countries of Iran — the media is presenting this war as a sectarian conflict: Sunni vs. Shiite. But we know that this conflict is a war being fomented by competing powers who are using these exact terror groups like al-Nusra and ISIS to destabilize nations and politically fragment them to further conquer and re-map the Middle East.

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National Security Archive: "The Battle for Iran," 1953: Re-Release of CIA Internal History Spotlights New Details about anti-Mosaddeq Coup

27 June 2014 — National Security Archive

U.S. Ambassador Loy Henderson and Some CIA Officials Initially Disagreed with Certain Premises of Coup Planners

Declassified History Implies British Ties to the Operation, Criticizes London’s Policies in Period Leading up to the Overthrow

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German politicians, media seek to criminalize opponents of war By Christoph Dreier

30 June 2014 — WSWS

In recent months, President Joachim Gauck has been calling quite openly for a more robust German military presence in the world. This attempted revival of German militarism has been decisively rejected by a majority of the population. Politicians, the media and the public prosecution department are now organizing a campaign against opponents of war and preparing to launch criminal proceedings against them.

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VTJP Occupied Palestine and Israel: News and Articles 29 June 2014: Is search for missing Israeli settlers just a smokescreen?

29 June 2014 — VTJP


International Middle East Media Center

Israel Drops anti-Hamas Lollipops in West Bank
IMEMC – The Israeli state has found it appropriate to drop hundreds of anti-Hamas lollipops in Nablus and Ramallah, in what Ma’an News Agency has deemed “a renewed attempt to incite Palestinian popular opinion against the Islamist political group”. …

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Information Clearing House 29 June 2014: Smedley Butler and the Racket That Is War

29 June 2014 — Information Clearing House

Will The New Caliphate Unite The Middle East Against It?
By Moon Of Alabama
With this declaration al-Baghdadi also declared war on all monarchs and other rulers in the Middle East. He will soon likely call for offensive jihad against them.

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The “European Gendarmerie Force” Project: EU Creates Legal Framwork For “Military Use” against its Citizens By Andrej Hunko

29 June 2014 —

The European Union prepares the ‘solidarity clause’ framework

The EU creates a legal framework for Europe-wide deployment of police and military units. At the same time, the EU Commission is working intensively on the creation of a single EU police unit as well as an EU public prosecutor.

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VTJP Occupied Palestine and Israel: News and Articles 28 June 2014: Israel’s Existential Threat

28 June 2014 — VTJP


International Middle East Media Center

Muslims Urged to Boycott Israeli Dates
IMEMC – During Ramadhan, Israel exports tonnes of dates into Europe and North America. Israelis profit to the tune of hundreds of millions from dates alone, and most of the date farms are located in occupied Palestinian land in the Jordan Valley. …
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Information Clearing House 28 June 2014: Fear and Loathing at Hotel Babylon

28 June 2014 — Information Clearing House

Syrian ‘Moderates’ Aren’t So Moderate in Iraq
By Robert Fisk

Well, God bless Barack Obama – he’s found some “moderate” rebels in Syria. Enough to supply them with weapons and training worth $500m.

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Invading Iraq 2.0: ISIS Propaganda, Proxy Wars and US-NATO’s ‘Blitzkrieg’ By Shawn Helton

25 June 2014 — 21st Century Wire 

The Western-backed Al-Qaeda offshoot ISIS, has made its way to Iraq through Turkey and over the northeastern border of Syria. This new terror campaign appears to have been rolled out with a decades old objective, which is wrought with violence, propaganda and destabilization funding from the usual sponsors…

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America’s “Nonconventional War” against Syria: Western Media Narrative Enters into Comedy Act By Sam Muhho

28 June 2014 — Global Research

“If all the world is a stage,” as William Shakespeare once said, then the current mainstream media narrative on Syria must be the comedy act; this time, however, it isn’t very funny. Having spent the last three years failing to exert their desire for regime change in Syria, the western imperialist, globalist powers and the corporate financier interests that sustain them are becoming increasingly desperate for a change in the geopolitical tide. Beginning in 2014, they have constantly attempted to leverage any potential outlet as a means of toppling Assad and proceeding in the implementation of their hegemonic agenda across the Middle East and Eurasia.

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New at Strategic Culture Foundation 22-28 June 2014

28 June 2014 — Strategic Culture Foundation

US Military in Europe: from Forces Rotation to Permanent Presence

28.06.2014 | 00:00 | Andrei AKULOV

Estonian Prime Minister Taavi Roivas urged NATO on June 20 to establish a permanent presence in his country responding to Russia’s Ukraine policy that his government sees as a threat. He said the allies were to «open your eyes and stay awake»… Until now NATO has implemented the policy of short-term army, air force and naval rotations in Eastern Europe to finish at the end of this year… The statements make believe the decision on NATO permanent basing near Russia must envision thorough study of all the consequences it would entail.

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