Institute of Race Relations Newsletter February 2018

22 February 2018 — IRR

On 4 March, Italy, which just witnessed the wounding of six Africans in a two-hour shooting spree in Macerata by a racist, holds its general election, with the increasingly popular Northern League and Forza Italia threatening mass deportations should they come to power. IRR News’ calendar of racism and resistance reveals how more governments throughout Europe bow to the far Right and adopt anti-migrant and racist policies.

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Black Agenda Report 22 February 2018

22 February 2018 — Black Agenda Report

Get Me Outa Wakanda! 

– Bruce A. Dixon , BAR managing editor
The only Wakandans who matter are royalty, the women take orders from men, the king & his rival work with CIA. Despite the pretty faces Black Panther is enemy propaganda from Disney/Marvel studios whose other movies equate teachers unions with the mafia.

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Painting an Israeli Attack on Syria as Israeli ‘Retaliation’ By Gregory Shupak

21 February 2018 — FAIR

Examples of Israeli "retaliation."

Reuters, Vice and LA Times write about Israeli “retaliation.”

Israel claimed that it intercepted an Iranian drone in Israeli airspace on Saturday, February 10; Iran denied that it had a drone there. Israel then bombed a Syrian airbase, saying it was the command-and-control center from which Iran had launched the drone. The Syrian government shot down an Israeli jet that had bombed the base, and Israel subsequently launched more airstrikes against Syria.

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The Russian meddling fraud: Weapons of mass destruction revisited

20 February 2018 — WSWS

Fifteen years ago, on February 5, 2003, against the backdrop of worldwide mass demonstrations in opposition to the impending invasion of Iraq, then-US Secretary of State Colin Powell argued before the United Nations that the government of Saddam Hussein was rapidly stockpiling “weapons of mass destruction,” which Iraq, together with Al Qaeda, was planning to use against the United States.

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War on Lebanon? The Geopolitical Battlefield. Mounting Tensions with Israel By Andre Vltchek

21 February 2018 — Global Research

Should It be Devil, Deep Blue Sea… or Russia?

Lebanon, as so often in the past, is facing mortal danger.

Saudi Arabia is putting great pressure on the Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri, a powerful but controversial figure who holds dual nationality – Saudi and Lebanese. Riyadh expects Lebanon to play by its own rules, sidelining Hezbollah, ending Iranian influence in the country, and promoting Saudi business and political interests… or else. It is a clear that foreign aid from the Gulf is increasingly conditional.

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Statewatch News Online, 20 February 2018 (02/18)

20 February 2018 — Statewatch


1.   EU: Research agenda considers “non-lethal force by unmanned platforms” for civil & military use
2.   New Council returns and readmission strategy to target African countries
3.   European Data Protection Supervisor: Towards a digital ethics: EDPS Ethics Advisory Group
4.   Far-right parties re-register to access EU funds 
5.   INDIA: What Is It Like To Live In The World s Biggest Experiment In Biometric Identity? 
6.   UK: DEATHS IN CUSTODY: CPS decides not to charge Sussex police officers 
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