US-NATO “Water War” against Syria: Turkey Suspends Pumping Euphrates’ Water By Suhaib Anjarini

7 June 2014 — Al Akhbar

From the Nile to the Euphrates; The 'Victims of a Map'The Turkish government recently cut off the flow of the Euphrates River, threatening primarily Syria but also Iraq with a major water crisis. Al-Akhbar found out that the water level in Lake Assad has dropped by about six meters, leaving millions of Syrians without drinking water.

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British care home scandal deepens By Mark Blackwood and Ajanta Silva

7 June 2014 — WSWS

In 2011, the BBC TV programme Panorama revealed systematic abuse and neglect of severely disabled residents at the Winterbourne View care home in southwest England. Government ministers promised to “review” the situation facing thousands of people in such “assessment and treatment units” by June 1, 2014.

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D-Day anniversary: Commemorating the Second World War and preparing the Third By Bill Van Auken

7 June 2014 — WSWS

Few will remain unmoved by the appearance Friday on the beaches of Normandy of 90-year-old veterans marking—in many cases for the last time—the slaughter of D-Day in which nearly 20,000 troops—both Allied and German—lost their lives. Those present for the 70th anniversary commemoration were among the lucky who survived that day in 1944, but surely they have remained haunted by the memory of those who did not and marked for their entire lives by this terrible experience of their youth.

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VTJP Occupied Palestine and Israel: News and Articles 6 June 2014: Israeli film festival in London part of efforts to rebrand apartheid

6 June 2014 — VTJP

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“Our Battle Is Not With Guns, Our Strike Continues”
IMEMC – Hunger Striking Detainees Affirm Steadfastness [Friday, June 6, 2014] In a letter sent by hunger striking Palestinian detainees in Israeli prisons, the detainees stated their strike, and their ongoing legitimate battle, is ongoing despite aggression, and despite their pain, suffering and illness. …
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Vodafone Reveals Existence of Secret Wires That Allow State Surveillance By Juliette Garside

6 June 2014 — The Guardian

Wires allow agencies to listen to or record live conversations, in what privacy campaigners are calling a ‘nightmare scenario’

Vodafone, one of the world’s largest mobile phone groups, has revealed the existence of secret wires that allow government agencies to listen to all conversations on its networks, saying they are widely used in some of the 29 countries in which it operates in Europe and beyond.

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