Ukraine News Links 19-20 June 2014

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Financial Warfare: Russia’s “Anti-Dollar Alliance” to Halt US Aggression. Top Putin Advisor (Global Research)

Poroshenko’s ceasefire statement more looks like ultimatum to Ukraine Southeast – Kremlin (ITAR-TASS)

President Poroshenko presents peace plan for Ukraine East settlement (ITAR-TASS)

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Is the Dept. of Homeland Security Becoming America’s SS? By John W Whitehead

20 June 2014 — Boiling Frogs Post

DHS: A beast that is accelerating our nation’s transformation into a police state

“A standing military force, with an overgrown Executive will not long be safe companions to liberty.”—James Madison

“Here [in New Mexico], we are moving more toward a national police force. Homeland Security is involved with a lot of little things around town. Somebody in Washington needs to call a timeout.” —Dan Klein, retired Albuquerque Police Department sergeant

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Tony Blair, Phantom of the Opera (and scum of the Earth) goes unpunished By Pepe Escobar

20 June 2014 — RT

The scum of the Earth go unpunished

The fact that the Phantom (Tony Blair) keeps getting away with his vast desert of convoluted lies — instead of languishing in some rotten, extraordinary rendition hotel — spells out all we need to know about so-called Western “elites,” of which he’s been a faithful, and handsomely rewarded, servant.

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Libya Coming Full Circle. When A Deemed “Conspiracy Theory” Becomes Reality By Sam Muhho

20 June 2014 — Global Research

In the duration of the “revolutionary frenzy” that categorized western media coverage of the Libyan Civil War in 2011, public audiences were captivated with both tales of rebels aspiring for “democracy” and with complimenting stories of unabated brutality by Gaddafi forces.

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Secret Trade in Services Agreement (TISA) – Financial Services Annex

19 June 2014 — Wikileaks Press

Today, WikiLeaks released the secret draft text for the Trade in Services Agreement (TISA) Financial Services Annex, which covers 50 countries and 68.2%1 of world trade in services. The US and the EU are the main proponents of the agreement, and the authors of most joint changes, which also covers cross-border data flow. In a significant anti-transparency manoeuvre by the parties, the draft has been classified to keep it secret not just during the negotiations but for five years after the TISA enters into force.

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VTJP Occupied Palestine and Israel: News and Articles 19 June 2014: Palestinian envoy escapes Israeli trap

19 June 2014 — VTJP

International Middle East Media Center

Including 4 Children, 6 Palestinians Injured In Israeli Air Strikes In Gaza
IMEMC – [Friday at dawn, June 20, 2014] Palestinian medical sources have reported that at least six Palestinians, have been injured, in a series of Israeli air strikes targeting different parts of the Gaza Strip. …
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Information Clearing House 19 June 2014: U.S. Again Gunning For “Regime Change” In Iraq

19 June 2014 — Information Clearing House

Russia Plans War Against US Dollar
Putin Advisor Proposes “Anti-Dollar Alliance” To Halt US Aggression Abroad
By Tyler Durden
The war for Ukraine may soon become the war for Europe’s independence from the US and a war against the dollar.

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The West Marches East By Andrew Gavin Marshall

19 June 2014 — The Hampton Institute

Part 2: Georgia Starts a War, Russia Draws a Line

In Part 1 of this series – ‘The West Marches East’ – I examined the circumstance that while Russia has received the majority of the blame for the more than six-month-crisis in Ukraine, these events did not take place in a vacuum, and, in fact, the Western powers and institutions – notably the United States, NATO and the European Union – have broke promises made at the end of the Cold War to expand NATO – a Western military alliance that was created in opposition to the Soviet Union – to Russia’s borders. Simultaneously, the European Union has expanded eastwards, bringing Eastern and Central European countries within its orbit and in adherence to its economic orthodoxy. Further, many NATO powers had worked together to promote ‘colour revolutions’ across much of Eastern Europe over the previous decade or so, helping to overthrow pro-Russian leaders and replace them with pro-Western leaders.

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Discussion: The ‘Russia is imperialist’ thesis is wrong By Roger Annis

18 June 2014 — Truthout

The violent coming to power of a rightist regime in Kyiv, Ukraine in late February 2014 has opened an exceptionally dangerous political period in Europe. For the first time since World War II, a European government has representatives of fascist parties as ministers. These are the ministers of the armed forces, prosecution service and agriculture, and deputy ministers of national security (police), education and anti-corruption.

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