US Military Launches Jade Helm Domestic Training Operations By Thomas Gaist

16 July 2015 — World Socialist Web Site

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The US Defense Department (DOD) officially began continental-scale drills across a broad swath of the southern and western United States, including areas of California, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico and Texas on Wednesday.

The drills mark a new and ominous stage in the expansion of domestic military operations and planning.

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What a Difference a Year Makes By S. Artesian

16 July 2015 — The Wolf Report: Nonconfidential analysis for the anti-investor

What a Difference a Year Makes

Mix and Match

2014

 “This is not our Europe. This is only the Europe we want to change.  In place of a Europe of fear of unemployment, disability, old-age and poverty; in the place of the current Europe that redistributes income to the rich and fear to the poor; in place of a Europe in the service of bankers’ needs, we want a Europe in the service of human needs.”

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PAMBAZUKA NEWS 735: SPEAKING TRUTH TO POWER: ANGOLA, ETHIOPIA, KENYA

16 July 2015 — Pambazuka News

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Greece: PM Tsipras Banishing Ministers Opposing Sellout to Creditors, Syriza Sharply Divided By Stephen Lendman

16 July 2015 — Global Research

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Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis resigned after being pushed out – replaced by Euclid Tsakalotos.

After leaving, he said he’s no longer under “incredible pressure to negotiate for a position I find difficult to defend…”

He cited the “complete lack of any democratic scruples (displayed by) the supposed defenders of Europe’s democracy. (V)ery powerful figures look you in the eye and say ‘(y)ou’re right in what you’re saying, but we’re going to crunch you anyway.”

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Blaming the Victim: Greece is a Nation Under Occupation By Andrew Gavin Marshall

16 July 2015 — Andrew Gavin Marshall

Blaming the Victim: Greece is a Nation Under Occupation

By: Andrew Gavin Marshall

Angela-MerkelIn the early hours of Thursday morning, July 16, the Greek Parliament passed a host of austerity measures in order to begin talks on a potential third bailout of 86 billion euros. The austerity measures were pushed onto the Parliament by Greece’s six-month-old leftist government of Syriza, elected in late January with a single mandate to oppose austerity. So what exactly happened over the past six months that the first anti-austerity government elected in Europe has now passed a law implementing further austerity measures?

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Greek Guilt and Syriza Perfidy By F. William Engdahl

16 July 2015 — New Eastern Outlook

alexis-tsipras-angela-merkel-1-770x469At this sad and very dangerous juncture of the unfolding events surrounding Greece and the crushing demands of the Troika, it becomes clear that all this would never have come to pass had the Greek people not felt guilty over their country’s debt situation. As a consequence of their feeling guilty since the crisis began in October 2009, the situation is rapidly turning into a human tragedy where an entire people are now faced with likely destruction.

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The Hard Way By S. Artesian

16 July 2015 — The Wolf Report: Nonconfidential analysis for the anti-investor

The Hellenic Parliament has voted to approve, and will presumably implement, the demands of the Troika accepted on July 12 by the prime minister, who now states he doesn’t support the agreement although he will implement it, and urges its approval.  This comes five days after the prime minister promised “the bigger the ‘No’ vote [on the referendum regarding the Troikas final, but expired and off the table offer], the better the deal.”   It takes a lot of processing power, and storage capacity to keep up with the prime minister’s different positions.

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