How Government and the Media Equate Political Dissent with “Conspiracy Theories” and “Home Grown Terrorism” By Joachim Hagopian

15 June 2014 — Global Research

“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.” Nazi Propagandist Joseph Goebbels

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Media Lens: Blair: Bombing Iraq Better. Again By David Cromwell and David Edwards

16 June 2014 — Media Lens

Over the weekend, the British media was awash with the blood-splattered Tony Blair’s self-serving attempts to justify the illegal invasion of Iraq in 2003. The coverage was sparked by a new essay in which Blair claimed that the chaos in Iraq was the ‘predictable and malign effect’ of the West having ‘watched Syria descend into the abyss’ without bombing Assad. Blair advocated yet more Western violence, more bombing:

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Stop the War in the Ukraine!

16 June 2014 — The Bullet • Socialist Project • E-Bulletin No. 998

Antiwar Appeal of Left Forces in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus

On June 7-8 a conference of antiwar left forces from Russia, Ukraine and Belarus was held in Minsk. Its purpose was to strengthen the unity of internationalists of the three countries in the fight against the rampant violence, nationalist hysteria and repressions on both sides of the Ukrainian-Russian border. Below is text of the conference’s declaration. We invite others to sign it. Translated by David Mandel.

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VTJP Occupied Palestine and Israel: News and Articles 15 June 2014

15 June 2014 — VTJP

News

International Middle East Media Center

Soldiers Invade Bethlehem, And Nearby Beit Jala
IMEMC – [Sunday, June 15, 2014] Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded the West Bank city of Bethlehem, and the nearby city of Beit Jala, installed roadblocks, and conducted military searches. Soldiers also attacked journalists. …
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Pentagon Preparing for Mass Civil Breakdown By Nafeez Ahmed

15 June 2014 — 4th Media

Social science is being militarised to develop ‘operational tools’ to target peaceful activists and protest movements 

A US Department of Defense (DoD) research programme is funding universities to model the dynamics, risks and tipping points for large-scale civil unrest across the world, under the supervision of various US military agencies.

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Apartheid Australia Backs Apartheid Israel By Gideon Polya

15 June 2014 — 4th Media

Dear fellow humanitarians,

An Apartheid Australia with an ongoing Aboriginal Genocide backs Apartheid Israel with its ongoing Palestinian Genocide.

A politically correct racist (PC racist) Apartheid Australia under an extreme right wing, pro-war, pro-Zionist, US lackey, human rights-abusing, anti-Indigenous, anti-environment Coalition government has moved to be the world’s leading supporter after the US of race-based, nuclear terrorist, genocidally racist, democracy-by-genocide Apartheid Israel.

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The Propaganda War About Ukraine By Eric Zuesse

15 June 2014 — WashingtonsBlog

Recently, Germany’s Der Spiegel featured a lengthy editorial damning Russia regarding Ukraine; it was titled “How Russia Is Winning the Propaganda War,” and it made many allegations, none with documentation, and not a single one with a link to assist the magazine’s online readers to reach easily the presumed (but unidentified) sources. It was the type of propaganda for which Fox “News” in the U.S. has become famous, though Spiegel is centrist (not “right wing”).

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NATO Allegations of Russian Tanks in Ukraine based on Fake Evidence By Alexander Flint

16 June 2014 — Global Research

NATO is finally getting closer to their pretext for placing Ukraine under the West’s thumb. The Alliance’s Secretary General declared on Sunday that three tanks were shipped from Russia into Eastern Ukraine to abet the popular revolt against the West’s puppet regime in Kiev.

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Fracking Industry Dealt Huge Blow by Downgrade of Monterey Shale Formation By Dylan and Jo Murphy

16 June 2014 — Dissident Voice

After years of talking about it, we are finally poised to control our own energy future. – Barack Obama in 2013 State of The Union address.

The myth of American energy independence from fracking has been dealt a huge blow by the downgrade of recoverable oil from the Monterey shale formation. The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) has slashed its estimate of oil reserves from the Monterey shale formation by a massive 96%.

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