Spanish state: ‘We must continue to widen the cracks that have begun to open up’ By Josep Maria Antentas

5 June 2014 — Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal

First published in Spanish at Dominio Publico.  More analysis of politics in the Spanish state. Translated by Federico Fuentes

May 26, 2014 — Six years have passed since the “official” start of the crisis, when Lehman Brothers collapsed in September 2008. Four years since [then president Jose Luis Rodriguez] Zapatero announced the first big package of cuts in May 2010. Three years since 15M (the May 15 Movement) exploded onto the streets. Two years since the large demonstration for independence in Catalonia on September 11, 2012.

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Re-shaping the Taliban Leadership? Sustaining ‘America’s War on Terrorism’ By Umberto Pascali

4 June 2014 — Global Research

Is this a way to send back to Afghanistan five top Taliban leaders who have been “re-conditioned” and “turned” in Guantanamo and are now working for the US? Is this a move against the “unloyal” President Karzai & his successors? The Taliban leadership has been, reportedly, decimated by the drones assassinations. It is not difficult to imagine what will happen with the arrival of five of the very top Taliban political leaders after many years of detention in Guantanamo: The creation of a new leadership.

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Obama backs state terror against eastern Ukraine By Bill Van Auken

5 June 2014 — WSWS

Meeting with Ukraine’s billionaire President-Elect Petro Poroshenko in Warsaw Wednesday, President Barack Obama declared his full backing for the regime’s so-called “anti-terrorism operation” in eastern Ukraine and promised new military supplies and training to carry out what is rapidly developing into a bloodbath.

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VTJP Occupied Palestine and Israel: News and Articles 4 June 2014

4 June 2014 — VTJP


International Middle East Media Center

EU Rep Welcomes Palestinian Unity Government
IMEMC – High Representative of the European Union Catherine Ashton has officially welcomed the formation of a Palestinian unity government. Meanwhile, Israeli officials have announced a boycott against the new government. …
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