Black Agenda Report 20 December 2018: U.S. — Africa Must Choose America or China; US and UK PsyOps Collusion; Michelle Obama Slan…

20 December 2018 — Black Agenda Report

Bolton Threatens to Force Africa to Choose Between the US and China

– Glen Ford , BAR executive editor The Americans wager that they can exercise veto power over African political alignments by force of arms, through AFRICOM’s massive military infiltration of the region.

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Inside the Temple of Covert Propaganda: The Integrity Initiative and the UK’s Scandalous Information War

20 December 2018 — Global Research – Grey Zone Project

By Mohamed Elmaazi and Max Blumenthal

Recent hacked documents have revealed an international network of politicians, journalists, academics, researchers and military officers, all engaged in highly deceptive covert propaganda campaigns funded by the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), NATO, Facebook and hardline national security institutions. 
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There’s No Quick Fix To US-Turkish Tensions by M. K. BHADRAKUMAR

20 December 2018 — Oriental Review – The Indian Punchline

The battle of wits between the US President Donald Trump and his Turkish counterpart Recep Erdogan is getting curioser and curioser. Trump fancies himself to be the ultimate deal-maker. But he is underestimating the wily Turkish leader who may be one up on him.

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Michael Isikoff Cuts His Losses at ‘Russian Roulette’ By Ray McGovern

19 December 2018 — Consortium News

Michael Isikoff, one of the biggest proponents of the Russia-gate story now says that Robert Mueller’s investigation is “not where a lot of people would like it to be,” says Ray McGovern.

By Ray McGovern
Special to Consortium News

Last Saturday, veteran Washington journalist Michael Isikoff began a John Ehrlichman/Watergate-style “modified limited hangout” regarding the embarrassing overreach in his Russia-gate “collusion” reporting. He picked an unctuous, longtime fan, radio host John Ziegler, to help him put some lipstick on the proverbial pig. Even so, the interview did not go so well.

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Trump’s Syrian withdrawal order sparks political firestorm in Washington By Bill Van Auken

20 December 2018 — WSWS

An apparent order by US President Donald Trump for the withdrawal of all 2,000 US troops deployed in Syria over the next 60 to 100 days has sparked consternation and sharp opposition from the Pentagon, top Democrats and Republicans on Capitol Hill as well as Washington’s NATO allies.

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Why Ecosocialism? A discussion of the case for a red-green future

19 December 2018 — Climate & Capitalism

Michael Löwy initiates a wide-ranging debate on the great transition from capitalist destruction to a just and sustainable future


Michael Löwy was co-author, with Joel Kovel, of the first Ecosocialist Manifesto (2001). His published works include On Changing the World, and Ecosocialism: A Radical Alternative to the Capitalist Ecological Catastrophe.

This paper was first distributed for discussion in the Great Transition Initiative, “an online forum of ideas and an international network for the critical exploration of concepts, strategies, and visions for a transition to a future of enriched lives, human solidarity, and a resilient biosphere.” 

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