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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Guardian newspaper spearheads new accusations against Assange and WikiLeaks By James Cogan

28 November 2018 — WSWS

The Guardian has stepped up its contemptible role as one of the main media conduits for the persecution of Julian Assange, publishing unsubstantiated and sensationalist allegations that the WikiLeaks publisher met with American political lobbyist, Paul Manafort.

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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

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Political Analysis: Consequences Of Black Sea Incident For Poroshenko Government

27 November 2018 — South Front

Written by J.Hawk exclusively for SouthFront

The sharp but almost bloodless clash between Ukrainian naval forces consisting of two armored gunboats and a tug, and Russian maritime border guards has naturally acquired significance well in excess of the actual magnitude of the incident. It is proving to be a “reality check” showing  the current priorities of each of the interested actors.
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MI6 Scrambling To Stop Trump From Releasing Classified Docs In Russia Probe By Tyler Durden

27 November 2018 — ZeroHedge

The UK’s Secret Intelligence Service, otherwise known as MI6, has been scrambling to prevent President Trump from publishing classified materials linked to the Russian election meddling investigation, according to The Telegraph, stating that any disclosure would “undermine intelligence gathering if he releases pages of an FBI application to wiretap one of his former campaign advisers.”

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Russian Su-30 Used Missiles Against Ukainian Navy Ships Near Kerch Strait, Kiev’s Chief of General Staff Says

27 November 2018 — South Front

On November 27th, Ukraine’s state security agency confirmed that its intelligence officers were among the crew of the seized Ukrainian ships.

According to the SBU’s statement the officers were fulfilling counterintelligence operations for the Ukrainian navy, in response to “psychological and physical pressure” by Russian spy services. No details were provided, however it demanded that Russia stop any such activity.

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Israel has injured 24,000 Gaza protesters By Maureen Clare

 25 November 2018 — Electronic Intifada

Palestinians have paid a great price for their call for life with dignity during mass protests held along Gaza’s boundary with Israel over the past eight months.

Some 180 Palestinians have been shot dead by Israeli occupation forces and nearly 6,000 others injured by live fire during the Great March of Return.

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Strategic Waterways and “The Kerch Strait Incident”: Towards Military Escalation? By Prof Michel Chossudovsky

26 November 2018 — Global Research

On November 25, the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) reported that :

“three Ukrainian warships had illegally crossed Russia’s state border in the Black Sea and entered Russia’s territorial waters performing dangerous maneuvers…

All three Ukrainian Navy vessels … were detained in the Black Sea” (TASS, November 25).

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When you want to sanction States, you call them “terrorists” By Thierry Meyssan

27 November 2018 — Voltaire Net

The new unilateral sanctions by the United States against Iran, Russia and Syria add to the previous actions concerning the same three targets. They now form the most unforgiving embargo in History. The way in which they have been organised is illegal according to the definition of the Charter of the United Nations – these are weapons of war, designed for killing.

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