US-NATO-Turkey Invasion of Northern Syria: CIA “Failed” Turkey Coup Lays Groundwork for Broader Middle East War? By Prof Michel Chossudovsky

29 August 2016 — Global Research

northsyria20160828 turkeyIn mid-July, President Erdogan pointed his finger at the CIA, accusing US intelligence of having supported a failed coup directed against his government. Turkish officials pointed to a deterioration of US-Turkey relations following Washington’s refusal to extradite Fethullah Gülen, the alleged architect of the failed coup.

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EU Commission: Yes, we will create new ancillary copyright for news publishers, but please stop calling it a “link tax”

25 August 2016 — Communia

No to a failed german-style ancillary copyright for the EU!

By Paul Keller

Well that was quick: just two days after Commissioner Ansip delivered a non-denial denial that “this Commission does not have any plans to tax hyperlinks” Statewatch published a draft of the Commission’s own Impact assessment on the modernisation of EU copyright rules which clearly states that the Commission will indeed propose the introduction of an EU wide ancillary copyright for news publishers.

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Statewatch News Online, 30 August 2016 (15/16)

30 August 2016 — Statewatch.org/

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NEWS

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4.   EU: Common list of safe countries of origin: Parliament concerned on Commission proposal
5.   EU: European System for Travel Authorisation on the way
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CIA “Failed” Turkey Coup Lays Groundwork for Broader Middle East War? Selected Articles

29 August 2016 — Global Research

US-NATO-Turkey Invasion of Northern Syria: CIA “Failed” Turkey Coup Lays Groundwork for Broader Middle East War?

By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, August 29 2016

In mid-July,  President Erdogan pointed his finger at the CIA, accusing US intelligence of having supported a failed coup directed against his government.   Turkish officials pointed to a deterioration of US-Turkey relations following Washington’s refusal to extradite Fethullah Gülen, the alleged architect of the failed coup. Erdogan’s Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag was categorical: “If the US does not deliver (Gulen), they will sacrifice relations with Turkey for the sake of a terrorist”. Public opinion was led to believe that relations with the US had deteriorated. This was a hoax.

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The Wealth of the Commons: Hope from the Margins By Gustavo Esteva

28 August 2016 — The Wealth of the Commons

A world beyond market & state

These notes offer a quick glance to ways, in the south of Mexico, in which people are regenerating the society from the bottom up. It is a new kind of revolution without leaders or vanguards, which goes beyond development and globalization. It is about displacing the economy from the center of social life, reclaiming a communal way of being, encouraging radical pluralism, and advancing towards real democracy.

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The (not so) Secret Tory Plans to Gut the NHS Exposed

26 August 2016 — 38 Degrees

BREAKING: our people-powered investigation has uncovered Jeremy Hunt’s secret plans for our NHS. [1] So far, these plans – drawn up for every single area across England – have been kept under wraps. That changes today.

Here’s what our investigation found for South East London:

  • By 2021, the health and social care system in South East London is projected to be over £1 billion short of the funds it needs to balance its books while maintaining the same level of care for patients

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Black Agenda Report for August 25, 2016: Clintonite "Conspiracy Theories", Clinton & Colin Powell War Criminals, Katrina & Other Catastrophes

25 August 2016 — Black Agenda Report

Clintonite Conspiracy Theories
Hillary Clinton’s agents warn darkly of “conspiracy theories” that might trip up her presidential bid. What they really fear is the release of more damaging facts in the next round of Wikileaks documents. Therefore, the Clintonites are attempting to “poison the well of public discussion,” preemptively, “in order to immunize Clinton from future factual disclosures.” The real conspirators – to make war on the world – reside in Hillary’s “Big Tent.”

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Media Lens: ‘Propagandising For War’ – Gareth Porter Responds To The BBC Today Programme On Syria

25 August 2016 — Media Lens

A report published by the London School of Economics last month found extreme levels of bias in BBC reporting. The ‘impartial’ BBC’s early evening news was almost five times more likely to depict Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn in a negative light. In the time period studied (September 1 – November 1, 2015), no headlines on this key news programme presented Corbyn in a positive light.

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Lied to over Link Tax

26 August 2016 — OpenMedia

Documents leaked this morning1 prove that the EU Commission misled the public earlier this week when it tweeted, “The @EU_Commission does not have any plans to tax hyperlinks.”2

You were lied to. We were lied to. The public was lied to.

These out-of-touch unelected bureaucrats think that if they call the link tax something else – like “neighbouring rights”3,4 – they can trick people like you and me, and slip this terrible legislation past us when they think nobody’s watching. Well they’re wrong. Dead wrong.

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Turkey Crosses into Syria: Unipolar Conspiracy or Multipolar Coordination? By Andrew Korybko

24 August 2016 — Katehon

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It’s very fashionable nowadays for people to criticize the Kremlin for incompetency, and its recent history of controversial decisions coupled with the suspected liberal fifth-and-six-column infiltration of key national institutions gives plenty of ground for this, but sometimes people jump the gun, such as when accusing Russia of being ‘duped’ by Turkey. It’s interesting that no such criticisms are publicly leveled against Iran despite Tehran bending over backwards to Ankara during and after the failed pro-US coup attempt against Erdogan, but double standards are the norm when people engage in diatribes, and it’s always been the case that Russia has caught much more flak than anyone else whenever multipolar commentators critique their own camp.

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Stoking Russia Panic for Partisan Gain Will Have a Long-Term Price for Peace By Adam Johnson

24 August 2016 — FAIR

Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin on MSNBC.

Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin on MSNBC (8/20/16).

On Saturday’s episode of AM Joy with Joy Ann Reid, guest Malcolm Nance, a former Naval intelligence officer, summed up MSNBC’s Russia panic with this quote:

Joy Ann Reid: Because from what I’ve seen, the only people not with Hillary Clinton at this point…are people in the Jill Stein camp. Jill Stein was sitting at Putin’s table right with General Flynn.

Malcolm Nance: Jill Stein has a show on Russia Today.

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Link Tax: Old Wine now in New Bottle

24 August 2016 — OpenMedia

This is unreal. Yesterday, we asked you to tell the EU Commission to abandon plans for the link tax by sharing hard-hitting social media images.[1]

Thanks to you, later the same day, the EU Commission responded to our campaign on Twitter, saying “The @EU_Commission does not have any plans to tax hyperlinks.”[2] But here’s the problem: they’ve rebranded the link tax from ‘ancillary rights’ to so-called ‘neighbouring rights’.

They’re feeling the pressure, but why should we believe them?[3] They’ve tried to disguise the link tax before,[4]  and they’re not gonna slip it passed us this time either.

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