Book Review: Middle Class Workers? By Gabriel Kuhn

10 July 2014 — PM Press

A review of The Worker Elite: Notes on the “Labor Aristocracy  by bromma, (Montreal: Kersplebedeb, 2014). Originally published by Alpine Anarchist Productions.

There is something admirable about small radical publishing houses unabashedly releasing material that seems out of sync with a new generation of activists trained in postmodern thought and language, politicizing Miley Cyrus and the Simpsons, and discussing elusive multitudes of oppression and resistance. Who cares about the “labor aristocracy”, or similarly outdated Leninist concepts?

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Israeli Offensive on Gaza Continues: 69 Palestinians Killed, of Whom 60 Are Civilians, Including 22 Children and 13 Women, and 469 Others Wounded, Mostly Civilians, Including 166 Children and 85 Women

10 July 2014 — Palestinian Centre for Human Rights 

Ref: 78/2014
Date: 10 July 2014
Time 11:00 GMT

Driver of Press Vehicle Killed; 70 Houses Destroyed

In the past 24 hours, Israeli forces have escalated their offensive on the Gaza Strip.  Israeli warplanes have increasingly targeted houses, civilian-populated areas and civilian facilities.  The Israeli tanks have fired dozens of shells at Palestinian communities located near the border between the Gaza Strip and Israel, and Israeli gunboats have fired dozens of shells along the Gaza Strip coast.  As a form of collective punishment, in violation of the international humanitarian law, dozens of Palestinian civilians have received phone calls from the Israeli military ordering them to leave their areas and head to the centers of towns, which may lead to more suffering of Palestinian civilians.  In a very serious development, last night, Israeli warplanes targeted and destroyed a number of houses while their residents were inside, without any prior warnings, which increased casualties among Palestinian civilians. 

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Information Clearing House 9 July 2014

9 July 2014 — Information Clearing House

Troublemaking Washington
Pushing Ukraine to the Brink

By Mike Whitney

There should be a concerted effort to abandon the dollar, ditch US Treasuries, jettison the petrodollar system, and force the US to become a responsible citizen that complies with International law.

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Fascism…are we there yet? Wall Street is making it happen By Margarida Fragoso

10 July 2014 — The Greanville Post

Want to hear the worst idea in the history of horrible ideas? How about we take the industry responsible for destroying the U.S. economy and wrecking the lives of tens of millions of people, and then allow it to create a “government-industry cyber war council.”It appears that trillions in taxpayer bailouts simply wasn’t enough for Wall Street.

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The National Security State: UK gov rushes through emergency law on data retention By Kelly Fiveash

10 July 2014 — The Register

Cameron: ‘The consequences of not acting are grave’               

Emergency law is expected within days to be pushed through Parliament that will force ISPs to retain customer data to allow spooks to continue to spy on Brits’ internet and telephone activity, after existing powers were recently ruled invalid by the European Union’s highest court.

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New disability payments system responsible for deaths in Britain By Dennis Moore

10 July 2014 — WSWS

A new disability benefit, Personal Independence Payments (PIP), brought in by the UK government to replace Disability Living Allowance (DLA), has resulted in the deaths of thousands of people. In addition, many seriously ill people have been left without a payment months after applying.

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European governments prepare for military suppression of popular opposition By Denis Krassnin

10 July 2014 — WSWS

European governments are working together to prepare to militarily suppress social unrest. This effort—involving legal, technical, as well as military plans—is in an advanced stage of development, according to a report by Aureliana Sorrento that aired on June 20 on Germany’s Deutschlandfun k radio station . “In the framework of collaborative foreign and security policy,” the introduction on Deutschlandfunk’s web site reads, “military and police responsibility are increasingly blurred and the capacity to combat social uprisings is being built up.” Officially, this concerns campaigns in countries outside the European Union, the web site notes, “but with Article 222 of the Lisbon Treaty, the legal conditions for the deployment of military and paramilitary units in the EU [European Union] crisis states were satisfied.”

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Airport security agency bans powerless electronic devices on flights to US By Thomas Gaist

10 July 2014 — WSWS

The US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) began implementing a policy this week barring international air travelers en route to the US from bringing uncharged or “powerless” electronic devices onboard their flights. The new restriction is one element of heightened airport security measures announced by the US government last week in accordance with its latest “terror alert.”

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PCHR_e: Israeli forces engaged in punitive destruction of homes in the Gaza Strip

10 July 2014 — Palestinian Centre for Human Rights

Press Release

Ref: 78/2014 – Time: 11:00 am

The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) is strongly concerned by Israel’s conduct of its offensive on the Gaza Strip, and in particular by the widespread punitive targeting of homes belonging to members of Hamas and Islamic Jihad.

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Ukraine’s Terrorists Speak By Eric Zuesse

10 July 2014 — WashingtonsBlog

You won’t see or read about them on ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, Fox, MSNBC, The New York Times, or virtually any of America’s other propaganda-media, except that these people are  “terrorists,” and that they thus constitute threats to U.S. national security; but, here they are, speaking for themselves, which America’s propaganda-media won’t let you hear, because the U.S. Government — the regime in Washington — actually created these “terrorists,” when it overthrew their government via U.S.-manipulated “Maidan” protests in February, and replaced it with ours, which bombed their homes; so, you’ll now see and hear these people, right here:

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VTJP Occupied Palestine and Israel: News and Articles 9 July 2014: A View from Gaza: We Hug the Children as the Bombs Fall

9 July 2014 — VTJP


International Middle East Media Center

Scottish Hospitals Offer Treatment For Gazans
IMEMC – Scottish officials have declared the country ready to receive Gaza civilians who have been injured in the current Israeli military aggression on the region, according to a press release by External Affairs Minister Humza Yousaf. …
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Is Israel Planning Gaza’s “Final Solution”? By Felicity Arbuthnot

10 July 2014  —

“Operation Protective Edge”

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