Selected Articles: G20 Summit. Towards a Peace Settlement or Just Another “Lip Service”?

7 July 2017 — Global Research

In the G20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany on July 7-8, Donald Trump stands in an awkward position as he meets for the very first time Vladimir Putin.  He also gets the chance to confront Angela Merkel who previously announced strong political and economic ties with China, another powerful opponent of the US. Will this conference result to a peaceful settlement to all unrelenting differences or will it just fan the flame of animosity and indifference? Read our compilation below.

US President Donald Trump set the tone for a summit of bitter and open confrontation by preceding his arrival in Germany with a trip to Poland, which has been sharply at odds with Germany’s rise as the new hegemon in Europe. (Bill Van Auken)

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Audio: Vijay Prashad on Displaced People

7 July 2017 — FAIR

Syrian refugees arriving on Lesbos (cc photo: Ggia)

(cc photo: Ggia)

This week on CounterSpin: AP reports hundreds of civilians fleeing Mosul’s Old City, climbing over rubble as explosions rock the streets, as government forces battle the Islamic State. Cameroonian officials deny UN reports they’ve driven out at least 5,000 Nigerian refugees in recent weeks, rounding them up in trucks, often separating parents and children, taking them back to the danger they thought they’d escaped. Suicides are up alarmingly among Myanmar refugees in a camp in Thailand. Meanwhile, Austrian defense officials say they will use armored vehicles and troops to keep refugees from crossing the border from Italy.

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Where are Britain’s armed drones? Why Drone Wars is going to court to seek answers By Chris Cole

7 July 2017 — Drone Wars

Drone Wars UK will be in court next week seeking to overturn the refusal of the Ministry of Defence (MoD) to release how many of the UK’s fleet of ten armed Reaper drones are deployed and where they are located. The MoD currently releases such deployment details about its other armed aircraft, but has insisted since late 2014 that such information cannot be released about its armed drones.

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Selected Articles: US Warmongering Against North Korea

6 July 2017 — Global Research

The latest missile test by North Korea was damned by the US as a serious threat to global security. Not surprising. All the right minds with the right awareness of global affairs substantially know that these ballistic missile programs of North Korea are but for defense, never for first strikes. Will the US use this act as a pretext for a pre-emptive move against North Korea? Global Research has compiled some good reads below for your thoughts.

On Tuesday, the DPRK conducted its latest ballistic missile test. Secretary of State Tillerson lied, calling it an ICBM launch, “represent(ing) a new escalation of the threat to the United States, our allies and partners, the region, and the world.” (Stephen Lendman)

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