Media Lens: Daesh, The Revolutionary Neoliberal Party and the British Falsehood Corporation

8 July 2015 — Media Lens

‘It’s A Distortion That The BBC Wants To Be Fair’

Lord Hall, the director general of the BBC, is to be questioned by MPs over his refusal to refer to Islamic State using the term ‘Daesh’ (an Arabic abbreviation that means ‘one who crushes something underfoot’ and ‘one who sows discord’) because it is pejorative and therefore biased. Controversial British prime minister David Cameron had sent a request to the BBC supported in a letter signed by 120 MPs from across the spectrum – Labour, Tory and SNP. Independent journalist Jonathan Cook comments:

‘So let us agree that Cameron can insist on the BBC calling Islamic State “Daesh” when he also insists on the broadcaster referring to the Conservatives as the “Revolutionary Neoliberal Party” [RNP].’

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Euro zone summit rejects emergency funds for Greece, issues austerity ultimatum By Barry Grey and Chris Marsden

8 July 2015 — WSWS

Leaders of the 19 euro zone countries on Tuesday rejected appeals from Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras for “bridge” loans to avert a collapse of the Greek banking system. Instead, they gave the Syriza-led government two days to submit a plan for the implementation of austerity measures decisively rejected by Greek workers and youth in Sunday’s referendum. Continue reading

Greece’s Sovereign Debt Crisis: “The Losers are the Looters”. Washington Intent Upon Blocking a Greek Exit By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts

7 July 2015 — Paul Craig Roberts

I doubt that there will be a Greek exit.

The Greek referendum, in which the Greek government’s position easily prevailed, tells the troika (EU Commission, European Central Bank, IMF, with of course Washington as the puppet master) that the Greek people support their government’s position that the years of austerity to which Greece has been subjected has seriously worsened the debt problem. The Greek government has been trying to turn the austerity approach into reforms that would lessen the debt burden via a rise in employment, GDP, and tax revenues.

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Planned US Coup in Greece? By Stephen Lendman

8 July 2015  — Global Research 


Washington’s geopolitical strategy when bullying fails is either assassinating independent leaders, color revolutions, military coups or naked aggression.

If Moscow-based independent investigative journalist John Helmer is right, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is a marked man and SYRIZA governance on thin ice showing cracks:

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Between Berlin and a Hard Place: Greece and the German Strategy to Dominate Europe By Andrew Gavin Marshall

7 July 2015 — Andrew Gavin Marshall

Between Berlin and a Hard Place: Greece and the German Strategy to Dominate Europe By: Andrew Gavin Marshall


Germany and the Troika: (left to right) German Chancellor Angela Merkel, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, European Central Bank President Mario Draghi

“They just wanted to take a bat to them,” said former U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, referring to the attitude of European leaders towards debt-laden Greece in February of 2010, three months before the country’s first bailout. Mr. Geithner, Treasury Secretary from 2009 until 2013, was attending a meeting of the finance ministers and central bankers of the Group of Seven (G7) nations: the United States, Japan, Germany, France, Britain, Italy and Canada.

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