Statewatch: New report: Market Forces: the development of the EU security-industrial complex

31 August 2017 — Statewatch

Market Forces: the development of the EU security-industrial complex, a new report from Statewatch and the Transnational Institute. Read the report online here.

Press release: Corporations in the driving seat and winning big from EU’s security research agenda

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Selected Articles: Heightened Tensions Between Iran and the US?

30 August 2017 — Global Research

Trump Seeks Rigged Intelligence to Renege on Iran Nuclear Deal

By Stephen Lendman, August 29, 2017

According to London’s Guardian, “US intelligence officials are under pressure from the White House to produce a justification to declare Iran in violation of a 2015 nuclear agreement” – despite no evidence suggesting it. Continue reading

NYT Only the Latest Corporate Media Outlet to Give Free Publicity to Mercenary Profiteer

30 August 2017 — FAIR

NYT: Erik Prince: Contractors, Not Troops, Will Save Afghanistan

In the print edition, the headline was “A Third Way for Afghanistan.”

The New York Times (8/30/17) decided to turn over a large chunk of the most precious opinion space in the English-speaking world to mercenary entrepreneur Erik Prince, so he could promote his plan to privatize and profit from the US occupation of Afghanistan.

Though the Times did disclose in its bio of Prince that he was “the chairman of Frontier Services Group,” and “founded the company formerly known as Blackwater, a security contractor,” it never specified his direct profit motive in the plan. Perhaps it was thought to be implied, since Prince says the strategy is his, but the average reader could understandably miss what, exactly, “Frontier Services Group” does to generate revenue.

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Black Agenda Report 30 August 2017

30 August 2017 — Black Agenda Report

The Missing Black History At Some Civil War Memorials

Bruce A. Dixon , BAR managing editor
56,000 white boys died in Civil War prison camps only because Confederates insisted on murdering captured black soldiers or selling them into slavery. There are memorials for the northern and southern prisoners in Chicago and elsewhere. But none mention why they had to die.

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Give Push Doctor the Shove!

30 August 2017 — 38 Degrees

A new private health company called Push Doctor wants to profit by undermining the NHS. They’re on an aggressive expansion drive, pumping out adverts to lure people away from their NHS doctor. Yet they’ve just been found to be “unsafe” and “ineffective” by the official health watchdog. [1]Together we can stop their business taking root.

Push Doctor’s adverts claim “You’ll never go to your doctor’s again”. [2] These adverts aim to attract new customers, without mentioning that their service has been found to be unsafe. If we can get these adverts stopped for being misleading, we can block their growth at the source.

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