New at Black Agenda Report 20 August 2015: #BlackLivesMatter Humiliates Itself, Katrina in the White Imagination

20 August 2015 — Black Agenda Report

#BlackLivesMatter Performs a Self-Humiliation at Hillary Clinton’s Hands

by BAR executive editor Glen Ford

Hillary Clinton found it easy to reduce a #BlackLivesMatter delegation to “school children at an elementary civics class,” when they met with her last week. Clinton lectured the activists on the need to make demands on politicians, when all they wanted to do was talk about “what in your heart has changed that’s gonna change the direction of this country?” The #BLM set out on a path that leads inevitably to cooptation, and quickly arrived at public humiliation.

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National Security Archive: The Kissinger Telcons: New Documents Throw Light on Sensitive Ford and Kissinger Views

19 August 2015 — National Security Archive

President Ford “Offended”, Kissinger “Almost Blind with Rage” over Israeli Behavior during 1975 Talks over Sinai

Telcons Reflect US Leaders’ Candid Thinking about Israel, Vietnam, Cyprus, Korea, U.S.-Soviet Detente, U.S. Politics, and Key Personalities of the Period

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The world’s shame: America expects a ‘cascading series of global crises’ & plans to increase drone flights in 90 ‘combat air patrols’ each day

19 August 2015 — Drone Warfare

american hubris2The Australian Broadcasting Corporation and other media sites recently republished the report by Lolita Baldor (Associated Press) about the Pentagon plans to increase drone flights by 50% – increasing numbers of combat air patrols to 90 a day. Reasons given:

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What does the “Jeremy Corbyn phenomenon” represent? By Chris Marsden and Julie Hyland

15 August 2015 — WSWS

British political life is dominated by speculation over whether Jeremy Corbyn will win leadership of the Labour Party.

A new “one member, one vote” system for the leadership contest was meant to help consolidate the party’s right-wing course, based on the assumption that the electorate—or, more properly, the narrow social layer to which all the parties pitch their rotten wares—shared the party’s concerns and prejudices. This appears to have backfired.

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New at Strategic Culture Foundation 9-15 August 2015

15 August 2015 — Strategic Culture Foundation

Poles Oppose Flood of Ukrainians into their Country

15.08.2015 | 08:00 | Valéry VRUBLEVSKY

The German media is reporting that Poles are outraged at the «arrogance» of the Ukrainians who continue to flood into their country, viewing Poland as the «reachable West». The Pole’s dissatisfaction is being extended to their government, «which is supporting total outsiders at the expense of Polish taxpayers…»

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Tell Unilever to pay up!

13 August 2015 — 38 Degrees

I’ve got an important meeting tomorrow with UK company Unilever – and I need your help to make sure it has an impact.

38 Degrees members have been piling on the pressure for Unilever to fix the mess left by their factory’s deadly mercury spill in India. [1] Unilever’s mercury spill has ruined lives and poisoned the local environment – it’s their responsibility to put it right. [2]

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New at Black Agenda Report 13 August, 2015: #BlackLivesMatter & the Dems, Holding Movement Figures Accountable, Palestine and Free Speech

13 August 2015 — Black Agenda Report

#BlackLivesMatter and the Democrats: How Disruption Can Lead to Collaboration

by BAR executive editor Glen Ford

The #Black Lives Matter organization may believe that it is confronting, rather than collaborating with, the Democratic Party, by disrupting candidates’ speeches. However, the tactic inevitably leads to “either a direct or indirect, implicit endorsement of the more responsive candidate(s).” In the absence of radical #BLM demands, “all that is left are the petty reform promises that can be squeezed out of Democrats.” That’s not movement politics.

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New book exposes U.S. ‘hidden war’ on Africa By Abayomi Azikiwe

9 August 2015 — Workers World

book_0813Journalist Nick Turse has researched the increasing role of the United States Africa Command (Africom) over the last seven years, which he presents in his new book, “Tomorrow’s Battlefield: U.S. Proxy Wars and Secret Ops in Africa” (Haymarket Books, 2015). These military operations have impacted most African countries through the utilization of military bases, waterways and airspace.

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America’s Dark History of Supporting Ukrainian Fascists and War Criminals By Andrey Panevin

10 August 2015 — Slavyangrad

Author Andrey Panevin / Edited by @GBabeuf

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The American support of contemporary Ukrainian fascism albeit shocking is in fact not a new political phenomenon. Documents declassified by the CIA under a FOIA request entitled The NAZI War Crimes Declassification Act show that not only was the CIA monitoring Ukrainian fascist groups during and after WWII, it was also actively aiding them and protecting them from prosecution. These and other documents can be found in the CIA’s Freedom of Information Act Electronic Reading RoomThe following documents are but a few of the many that pertain to America’s protection of war criminals the world over.

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Revolutionary Greece By Andre Vltchek

10 August 2015 — Andre Vltchek

Revolutionary Greece By Andre Vltchek

A small town of Distomo is just 150 kilometers from Athens, positioned in the heart of Greece, literally squeezed between two great world heritage sites: Delphi, the cradle of the European democracy, and a stunning Byzantine monastery of Hossios Luckas.

But Distomo is much more than some picturesque village surrounded by mountains and history. Here, On June 10, 1944, according to Greek government records, but also according to Western mass media sources like the BBC, “for over two hours, Waffen-SS troops of the 4th SS Polizei Panzergrenadier Division under the command of SS-Hauptsturmführer Fritz Lautenbach went door to door and massacred Greek civilians as part of a ‘retaliation measure’ for a partisan attack upon the unit. A total of 214 men, women and children were killed in Distomo.?? According to survivors, SS forces “bayoneted babies in their cribs, stabbed pregnant women, and beheaded the village priest.”?????

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COLDTYPE SPECIAL ISSUE – Edward S. Herman & David Peterson on The Srbrenica Massacre'

10 August 2015 — Coldtype

COLDTYPE SPECIAL ISSUE – Edward S. Herman & David Peterson on The Srbrenica Massacre’

Download and read our 66-page Special Report – free of charge at www.coldtype.net

In this special 66-page issue of ColdType, Edward S. Herman and David Peterson critically examine how and why the figure of 8,000 for the number of Bosnian Muslim “men and boys” allegedly executed after the fall of the Srebrenica “safe area” in July 1995 became sacrosanct. They also assess the credibility of this number.

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US-NATO Military Deployments, Economic Warfare, Goldman Sachs and the Next Financial Meltdown By Prof Michel Chossudovsky

10 August 2015 — Global Research

US-NATO Military Deployments, Economic Warfare, Goldman Sachs and the Next Financial Meltdown

Is There a Relationship?

Bring Down Goldman Sachs and Expose the Financial Coup

What is the relationship between war in a military theater and “economic warfare”? 

An act of war is invariably an economic undertaking which supports dominant corporate interests. The conduct of US-NATO military operations is carried out on behalf of powerful financial institutions. 

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