From 1945 until today – 20 to 30 million people killed by the USA By Manlio Dinucci

20 November 2018 — Voltaire Net

It’s a fact, not an analysis, not even an opinion – the « free and open international order» promoted since 1945 by the United States has cost the lives of 20 to 30 million people throughout the world. No President, whoever he may be, has managed to slow the rhythm of this killing machine.

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British Military’s Troll Factory: ‘Good Guys’ To Tell You ‘Truth’

20 November 2018 — South Front

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On November 14th, Wired published a story about the UK’s 77th Brigade, which deals with information warfare, written by Carl Miller.

According to him the people in the 77th brigade are soldiers, but they fight on the newest battleground – the cyber one. They edit videos, set up cameras, record sound, etc. They were drafted from all around the British military for their proficiency in graphic design, social media advertising, and data analytics.

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Housmans Peace Diary 2019 now available

20 November 2018 — Housmans

Housmans diaryEvery year we publish the world-renowned Housmans Peace Diary – this is the 66th edition. It includes a World Peace Directory listing almost 1500 national and international peace, environmental and human rights organisations from around the world. This year’s special feature celebrates 60 years of the Housmans & Peace News building in London, and the wide range of fellow dissidents who’ve found a welcome here. It looks at the role of the building’s denizens – and the building itself – in many areas of society and in various significant political events. This year’s cover designer is Phil Wrigglesworth.

Available to buy in-store and online here:
http://www.housmans.com/diary.php

Yemen Genocide About Oil Control By William F Engdahl

20 November 2018 — NEO

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The ongoing de facto genocide in the Republic of Yemen in a war whose most intense phase began in 2015, has until very recently been all but ignored in the Western mainstream media. What has also been ignored is the fundamental casus belli for the US-backed Saudi war, ostensibly against the Shi’ite Houthi by the Sunni Wahhabite Saudis. As with virtually every war and destabilization since the British first discovered abundant oil in the Persian Gulf over a century ago, the Yemen war is about oil, more precisely about control of oil, lots of oil.

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Michael Hudson: “Moral Hazard” vs Mutual Aid – How the Bronze Age Saved itself from debt serfdom

20 November 2018 — Naked CapitalismMichael Hudson

By Michael Hudson, a research professor of Economics at University of Missouri, Kansas City, and a research associate at the Levy Economics Institute of Bard College. His latest book is “and forgive them their debts”: Lending, Foreclosure and Redemption from Bronze Age Finance to the Jubilee Year  Jointly posted with Hudson’s website

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Portugal: Convention gears up Left Bloc for year of critical fights By Dick Nichols

20 November 2018 — Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal

In 2019, European and legislative elections will take place in Portugal in a national political context different from any other in the European Union (EU), where austerity policy still prevails and the rise of the racist and xenophobic right seems unstoppable.

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US vice president beats war drums in Asia By Peter Symonds

20 November 2018 — WSWS

US Vice President Mike Pence used Asian summit meetings over the past week to set out an ultimatum to China that accelerates the drive to war. Either China bows to the demands of American imperialism and accepts a subservient, semi-colonial status, or it will confront the full force of US diplomatic, economic and ultimately military weight.

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Secession from the European Union By Thierry Meyssan

20 November 2018 — Voltaire Net

For Thierry Meyssan, the way in which Germany and France are refusing the right of the United Kingdom to leave the European Union demonstrates the fact that the EU is not simply a straight-jacket – it also goes to show that the Europeans still care as little about their neighbours as they did during the two World Wars. Manifestly, they have forgotten that governing a country means more than simply defending its interests in the short term, but also thinking in the long term and avoiding conflicts with its neighbours.

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NSA: Tommy Thompson The Kremlinologist

November 19 2018 — National Security Archive

National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Book No. 648

Washington D.C., November 19, 2018 – Today, the National Security Archive is publishing a set of documents to commemorate the life and achievements of long-time diplomat and presidential adviser Llewellyn Thompson and highlight the publication of a biography of him written by his daughters, Jenny Thompson and Sherry Thompson, The Kremlinologist: Llewellyn E. Thompson, America’s Man in Cold War Moscow (Johns Hopkins Nuclear History and Contemporary Affairs, 2018).  The posting includes never-before-published translations of Russian memcons with Khrushchev and Thompson’s cables from Moscow.

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