The Anti-Empire Report #129 By William Blum

6 June 2014 — The Anti-Empire Report

Edward Snowden

Is Edward Snowden a radical? The dictionary defines a radical as “an advocate of political and social revolution”, the adjective form being “favoring or resulting in extreme or revolutionary changes”. That doesn’t sound like Snowden as far as what has been publicly revealed. In common usage, the term “radical” usually connotes someone or something that goes beyond the generally accepted boundaries of socio-political thought and policies; often used by the Left simply to denote more extreme than, or to the left of, a “liberal”.

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Rewriting history at George Orwell’s ‘Ministry Of Truth’ By Tony Gosling

6 June 2014 — RT

The fascist state arrives

What about this “right to assisted suicide,” or the “right to be forgotten.” No thanks very much.

Many people can see these expressions as pure “Doublethink” terms for taking away the rather more useful “right to life” and “right to know.”

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Omar – Film Review by Gilad Atzmon

6 JUne 2014 — Gilad Atzmon

imagesOne of the most important Palestinian feature films ever, Omar is, to date, the deepest expose of the diabolical nature of the Israeli occupation and the inhuman situation imposed on Palestinians by the Jewish State. It also throws light on the tragic and depressing Palestinian struggle against a sophisticated, demonic enemy – an on-going battle that so far has led nowhere.

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Provoking World War III By Andre Vltchek

6 June 2014 — Dissident Voice

Antagonizing the Dragon and Bear

It is not prudent and it is not safe to stick an iron rod into a dragon’s mouth. Whatever they say in the West about dragons… but here in Asia, the dragon is revered as the greatest fabled creature on Earth and in the sky. The dragon is wise and patient, and it hardly ever uses force first. But if treated with disrespect and aggression, it is capable of retaliating in a deadly, determined and powerful way.

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Spanish State: After the Abdication of the King, It’s Time to Checkmate the Regime By Esther Vivas

6 June 2014 — The Bullet • Socialist Project • E-Bulletin No. 993

The regime is collapsing, it is dying and in its last-ditch struggle to survive, the king has abdicated. Never has the regime resulting from the Transition [The Transition is the name given to the political process following the death of Franco, which culminated in the Constitution of 1978] been as widely challenged as it is today. The pillars on which it rests, the monarchy, the judiciary, bipartisanship, have been greatly delegitimized for some time now. We no longer believe in their lies, those lies with which they are trying to hold together a system that is falling apart. What seemed not so long ago impossible appears today as a reality. Let us push with all our might to widen even further this breach that the economic, social and political crisis has made possible. Continue reading

The Syrian People Have Spoken By Thierry Meyssan

6 June 2014 — Voltaire Network

The Syrian presidential election surprised both Syrians and their allies and enemies. The poll, which everyone agrees was legitimate, mobilized 73.42% of the electorate, despite the inability of some people to get to the polls because of the occupation of part of the country by foreign mercenaries. Bashar al-Assad won 88.7% of the vote and his mandate has been extended for 7 more years.

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The US media and the release of POW Bowe Bergdahl By Patrick Martin

6 June 2014 — WSWS

The American media is once again exhibiting its boundless capacity for dispensing propaganda and promoting the most backward and reactionary conceptions. Such is the campaign of vilification directed against Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, released May 31 in Afghanistan in a prisoner exchange with the Taliban.

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