Making Sense of Obama’s Billion Dollar Hammer By the Saker

4 June 2014 — Vineyard of the Saker

Untermenschen. That is what we are in the eyes of The West. Untermenschen. Subhumans.

I have watched the unfolding coup d’etat in Ukraine from it’s very beginning in late November 2013 in Kiev. I have watched a steady stream of western dignitaries and politicians parade through Maidan Square in Kiev, each and every one of them publicly and vocally expressing their open support of the coup d’etat. I find it appalling that the sitting ambassador of the United States of America to the Sovereign Country of Ukraine, Geoffrey R. Pyatt, actively and publicly supported a violent coup d’etat against the sitting and legally elected government of Ukraine and to this day actively and publicly expresses open support for the illegal coup d’etat installed government in Kiev.

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The airstrike of doom: Kiev turns Donbass into Yugoslavia

4 June 2014 — Voice of Russia

Ivan Kozhedub, the famous ace from WWII, three times the Hero of the Soviet Union, was born in Ukraine. The military pilot who stroke terror into Goering’s pilots would unlikely be willing to call those who yesterday killed people in Lugansk compatriots or colleagues. It is very doubtful that Ukrainians piloted those planes. Not only because the city was attacked with the precision not typical of them. But because only those who do not consider that land to be their homeland and look down at it with a sense of superiority could attack that land in such a way.

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Black Agenda Report for June 4, 2014: Leveraging the Freedom Movement, Molefi Asante, SA 'Miners Host Down'

4 June 2014 — Black Agenda Report

Black Lobbyists, Black Legislators Leverage Their “Brands” For Banksters, Military Contractors, Corporate Interests

by BAR managing editor Bruce A. Dixon

When black politics emanated from the streets, not the suites, it was a force against imperial war, for full employment, better housing and public education. But now, black politics is a hollowed out brand, an empty signifier deployed by black lobbyists and congresscreatures to cover whatever their corporate donors want, while the black political class ceaselessly celebrates the civil rights era to renew its own legitimacy. Continue reading

If Stalin Equals “Communism, Bad,” Why Doesn’t’ “Hitler Equals Capitalism, Bad?” By Steven Jonas, MD, MPH

4 June 2014 — Greanville Post

“Many critics of the Soviet Union conveniently forget that the Soviet experience was shaped in a significant part by what someday will come to be known as ‘The 75 Years War Against the Soviet Union, 1917-1992.’”

A Special Column for The Greanville Post (Annotated)

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Bulgaria Stands Up to EU over Full Ban on GM Crops

3 June 2014 — Sustainable Pulse

After lengthy debates in the European institutions regarding the cultivation of genetically modified maize (GM Maize) in EU Member States, the case was sent to the EU Court of Justice, which ruled that the prohibition on the use and marketing of genetically modified organisms, such as MON 810 GM Maize, was not supported by EU laws.

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Fascist propaganda on the front page of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung By Peter Schwarz

4 June 2014 — WSWS

“If one tells a big lie, and repeats it often enough, then people will believe it in the end.” This principle of Joseph Goebbels, the Nazi propaganda minister, today serves many in the German media as a guideline for writing columns opposing the widespread resistance to a revival of German militarism.

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UK SEP National Secretary interviewed on BBC Daily Politics

4 June 2014 — WSWS

On Monday Chris Marsden, the National Secretary of the Socialist Equality Party (SEP) in the UK, was interviewed on the BBC 2’s Daily Politics show.

The interview, with journalist Jo Coburn, was in response to the SEP’s official complaint that a previous May 21 interview with Marsden on the show ended with interviewer Giles Dilnot, “suggesting that the SEP is a violent organisation that would kill journalists.” (See, “SEP European election candidate Chris Marsden interviewed on BBC 2’s Daily Politics”)

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Popular Movements Toward Socialism By Samir Amin

4 June 2014 — Monthly Review

The Movement Toward Socialism

The following reflections deal with a permanent and fundamental challenge that has confronted, and continues to confront, all popular movements struggling against capitalism. By this I mean both those of movements whose explicit radical aim is to abolish the system based on private proprietorship over the modern means of production (capital) in order to replace it with a system based on workers’ social proprietorship, and those of movements which, without going so far, involve mobilization aimed at real and significant transformation of the relations between labor (“employed by capital”) and capital (“which employs the workers”). Continue reading