Ukrainian neo-Nazis flock to the Hong Kong protest movement

4 December 2019 — Grayzone

Ukrainian Nazis in Hong Kong Victory or Valhalla

Ukrainian fascists who previously fought in a US-backed neo-Nazi militia joined the anti-China protests in Hong Kong, sharing their tactics and showing off their tattoos.

By Ben Norton

Neo-Nazis from Ukraine have flown to Hong Kong to participate in the anti-Chinese insurgency, which has been widely praised by Western corporate media and portrayed as a peaceful pro-democracy movement.

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Economics as a social science

5 December 2019 — Michael Roberts Blog

Recently, Benoît Cœuré, a leading French member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank, delivered an address to economics students at the job forum of Paris School of Economics. He wanted to explain to the gathered students that becoming an economist was a great thing to do and paid well. “For many, a master’s degree is a natural step towards a PhD. And a PhD is essentially a promise of employment. In the United States, for example, the unemployment rate for PhD economists is about 0.8%, the lowest among all sciences.  Not a bad place to start from.”

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Julian Assange News Links 5 December 2019

5 December 2019 — The New Dark Age

There may be some duplication due to cross-posting and may be updated throughout the day, so please check back

Medical Doctors Protest Failure of UK Home Secretary to Act on Mr Julian Assange

Doctors condemn failure of British government to answer letter demanding medical care for Julian Assange

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Bolivia News Links 5 December 2019

5 December 2019 • 11:30 — The New Dark Age

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Operation Condor 2.0: After Bolivia Coup, Trump Dubs Nicaragua ‘National Security Threat’ and Targets Mexico

The Sacaba and Senkata Massacres: How State Terrorism Operates in Bolivia

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Hong Kong — Pure Western Insanity

2 December 2019 — New Eastern Outlook

Peter Koenig

The impunity with which the US aggresses Hong Kong is insane. Equally or more insane is western media coverage of what is going on in Hong Kong. Not one word on how the incredible “pro-democracy” vote of the rather unimportant District Council Elections was achieved. Of the 18 District Councils, 452 of 479 seats (71%) went to “pro-democracy” candidates. Such an extreme anti-Beijing vote could only be obtained by massive western propaganda at the cost of millions of dollars, targeted with algorithms, developed on the principles of the now (apparently) defunct Cambridge Analytica. And this with 70% of eligible voters going to the polls.

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US gatecrashes into Libyan endgame. But Russia stands in the way By M.K. Bhadrakumar

29 November 2019 — Indian Punchline

Libya’s strongman Khalifa Belqasim Haftar visits Russian aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov off Libyan coast, January 2017. File photo.

The United States has alleged that Russia’s presence in Libya is having an “incredibly destabilising” impact. Washington is stepping out of the shade and making way to the centre stage of the Libyan conflict.

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Influenced by corporate America: Adoption of dangerous social policies ‘destined to cause death’

30 November 2019 — True Publica

This extract is the conclusion from the ‘Influences and Consequences’ report, which concludes research as conducted over the past ten years by disabled researcher Mo Stewart. The detailed and often disturbing research evidence exposes the human consequences of the adoption of neoliberal politics, together with American social and labour market policies, which guaranteed the creation of preventable harm for the UK disabled community who are unfit to work. Despite political rhetoric, the welfare reforms were unrelated to costs, which always was a political smokescreen. The ultimate political goal was to demolish what was once the psychological security of the UK welfare state which would make it easier to eventually remove, to be replaced by private healthcare insurance, as planned by every UK government since 1992.

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