Syria: Alleged Chemical Attack Elicits No Response from West By Tony Cartalucci

28 November 2018 — NEO

On the heels of another alleged chemical attack in Syria – the Western media has responded with skepticism – even silence. This acutely different response to its regular “chemical weapons” hysteria is because unlike previous incidents, it appears this most recent attack was blatantly carried out by Western-backed militants operating in Idlib, Syria.

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The West Stays Mum About Aleppo Chemical Attack By Alex Gorka

28 November 2018 — Strategic Culture Foundation

The West Stays Mum About Aleppo Chemical Attack

More than 100 people were injured as a result of a chemical attack in Aleppo on Nov. 24. The Syrian government asked the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) to send a fact-finding mission to the city. Evidently the rebels were responsible. The West’s reaction has been surprising. Unlike in previous instances, the West has stayed mum instead of creating an uproar after the attacks and blaming Syria without any sort of thorough investigation to prove its guilt.

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Slanders depicting “Yellow Vest” protesters as violent neo-fascists collapse

28 November 2018 — WSWS

By our reporter

In the aftermath of last Saturday’s demonstrations in Paris, the French political establishment has unleashed a torrent of political invectives against the “Yellow Vest” protesters on the Champs-Elysées. Ministers, police and the media have vied with each other to denounce workers, professionals and small business people who protested in yellow vests as “ultra-left” or neo-Nazis. Their propaganda is totally false.

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John Pilger’s keynote speech from The Power of Documentary Film Festival

28 November 2018 — John Pilger

At the same time that John Pilger makes his keynote speech to open his The Power of Documentary Film Festival, you can read the text here

The Power of the Documentary 

Breaking the Silence

The Power of the Documentary is an unusual film festival, because its aim is to break a silence that extends across much of film-making, the arts and journalism.

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The nuclear lies of Jens Stoltenberg By Manlio Dinucci

28 November 2018 — Voltaire Net

Just as NATO denounces the boarding of Ukrainian ships by Russia, without noting that they had violated its maritime space, so its Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg, denounces the danger of Russian missiles. The principles of propaganda never change – avoid the context and distort the scale of the facts.

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Ukraine – Poroshenko Launched Clash With Russia To Gain Dictatorial Powers – He Failed

27 November 2018 — Moon of Alabama

The Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko’s attempted to shore up his approval rate for the upcoming election by provoking a military incident. It was a gamble and it failed.

Three Ukrainian boats, a tug and two gun boats, attempted to sail from the Black Sea through the Kerch Strait into the Sea of Azov. The Kerch Strait is territorial Russian water since Crimea voted to join Russia. “Innocent passage” is allowed but necessitates following the laws and regulations of the territorial country.

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As Time Runs Out, Poroshenko and the West Poison the Sea of Azov By Tom Luongo

28 November 2018 — Strategic Culture Foundation

As Time Runs Out, Poroshenko and the West Poison the Sea of Azov

Trouble has been brewing in the Sea of Azov all year. It started with Ukraine’s seizing a Russian fishing boat and detaining its crew in March. The Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko canceled the Friendship Treaty with Russia. After that he has accepted surplus US naval vessels to prop up a navy that exists in name only.

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Growing calls for Guardian editor-in-chief to resign after the paper publishes massive ‘fake news’ story

28 November 2018 — The Canary

There are growing calls for the Guardian‘s editor-in-chief to resign as the paper faces accusations of publishing a major “fake news” story about WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on 27 November. Citing anonymous sources, the Guardian article accused Assange of holding “secret talks” with Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort. The allegation could strengthen efforts to extradite Assange to the US, where he may face the death penalty.

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Economic Update: Why Capitalism Demonizes Government

27 November 2018 — TRNN

This week: updates on UK war on “Unexplained Wealth;” why capitalism needs yet attacks government; historical reality of low wages in US; cozy deals between big corporations and credit rating agencies again; discussion of capitalism’s oscillations between nationalist and internationalist phases (are we now moving backwards to nationalism again?) and once more on the inefficiency and immorality of markets as a mechanism of distribution. To watch the second half of the interview, please visit us at https://www.patreon.com/economicupdate

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