ISIS “Made in USA”. Iraq “Geopolitical Arsonists” Seek to Burn Region By Tony Cartalucci

18 June 2014 — New Eastern Outlook 

us soldier iraqWhen a fire is raging, firefighters are called – not the arsonist who started it, especially if they return to the scene of the crime dragging a barrel of gasoline behind them. Yet, this is precisely what the US proposes – that they – the geopolitical arsonists – be allowed to return to Iraq to extinguish the threat of heavily armed sectarian militants streaming from NATO territory in Turkey and edging ever closer to Baghdad.

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US in Iraq: Geopolitical Arsonists Seek to Burn Region By Tony Cartalucci

18 June 2014 — New Eastern Outlook

When a fire is raging, firefighters are called – not the arsonist who started it, especially if they return to the scene of the crime dragging a barrel of gasoline behind them. Yet, this is precisely what the US proposes – that they – the geopolitical arsonists – be allowed to return to Iraq to extinguish the threat of heavily armed sectarian militants streaming from NATO territory in Turkey and edging ever closer to Baghdad.

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Course: Youth- Demand the Impossible 2014!

6 June 2014 — New Left Project

Time for a plug: As well as co-editing NLP I’ve helped to found and run Demand the Impossible, a summer school on radical politics and activism for London youth. Applications for this year’s course, which will be at City University from August 4-8, are now open. Here’s the trailer for the course:

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The Labour government was to blame for the NHS’s biggest disgrace – why should we listen to them now? By Caroline Molloy

18 June 2014 — OurNHS

The latest ex-Blair advisor to lambast the NHS for being ‘slow’ to adopt privatisation is Paul Corrigan. But his past hastiness had a little-noted role in the NHS’s darkest episode.

If you were going to release a report arguing for the UK’s health system to become more like that of the United States, you probably shouldn’t do so the day after a huge international study has shown that the UK’s health system is the best in the world – and the US’s the worst.

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VTJP Occupied Palestine and Israel: News and Articles 17 June 2014: Gaza – a hellhole created by Israel

17 June 2014 VTJP

News

International Middle East Media Center

Ahrar: “197 Palestinians Kidnapped In The West Bank”
IMEMC – [Tuesday, June 17, 2014] Israeli soldiers have kidnapped 197 Palestinians, and invaded more than 791 homes, in different parts of the West Bank, since three settlers went missing last Thursday at night, the Ahrar Center for Detainees Studies and Human Rights has reported. …
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Information Clearing House 17 June 2014: Is Open-Ended Chaos the Desired US-Israeli Aim in the Middle East?

17 June 2014 — Information Clearing House

Barack Obama Orders US Troops Back To Iraq

By Paul Lewis, Spencer Ackerman and Saeed Kamali Dehghan

While Obama has vowed to keep US troops out of combat in Iraq, he said in his notification to Congress that the personnel moving into the region were equipped for direct fighting.

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Personal Health Budgets lead to individualism and isolation By Richard Blogger

18 June 2014 — OurNHS

A Thatcherite ‘voucher’ system is being imposed on the NHS is the worst way to deliver ‘personalisation’.

From April 2015 all Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) must be able to offer Personal Health Budgets (PHBs) to all patients who have a long term condition (LTC). Personal Budgets were mentioned in the Conservative 2010 manifesto, but the plans attracted little scrutiny and few people were aware of them. For most of the 15 million people with a long term condition, the first they will hear of PHBs will be when their CCG offers them one.

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