How Israel lobby set EU anti-Semitism agenda

30 September 2019 — Electronic Intifada

David Cronin

Katherina von Schnurbein, the EU’s coordinator against anti-Semitism, regularly smears the Palestine solidarity movement. Credit: Lukasz Kobus European Union

For nearly four years, Katharina von Schnurbein has been posing as a champion of Europe’s Jews.

If taken at face value, her speeches at numerous conferences suggest she is a conscientious civil servant motivated by a desire to halt persecution. A more detailed examination reveals she has been following an agenda set by Israel and its supporters.

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Johnson Enters Neo-Con Heaven By Craig Murray

25 September 2019 — Craig Murray

There has been remarkably little media commentary on the effect of the UK leaving the EU Common Foreign Policy, even though this is a major aim of Johnson, Gove and the Tory Brexiteers. The media appear not to have noticed the existence of the Common Foreign Policy. We saw perhaps the first public glimpse of the UK’s new foreign policy yesterday when Boris Johnson breeched the EU Common Foreign Policy to join Donald Trump in denouncing the Iran nuclear treaty. As the UK has not actually left the EU yet, that was bad faith and an illegal act against an EU treaty obligation, but following the law is evidently of no concern whatsoever to Johnson.

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Europe: The cracks are beginning to show Is the EU experiment coming to an end? Europe considers its options By Frank Lee

21 September 2019 — Off Guardian

The NATO build-up

2014: The expansion of NATO in the late 20th and early 21st centuries had posed a serious strategic threat to Russia’s security. In 1999 the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland joined NATO. In 2004 they were followed by the Baltics, Romania, Bulgaria, Slovakia and Slovenia; Albania and Croatia joined in 2009.

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You can take a horse to water but…. by michael roberts

17 September 2019 — Michael Roberts Blog

Last Thursday, Mario Draghi, the current head of the European Central bank, soon to be replaced by Christine Lagarde from the IMF, announced a parting gift to banks and financial markets.  The ECB decided to reintroduce its bond purchasing programme in order to inject yet more billions into Europe’s banks in order to persuade them to lend onto industry and boost lagging growth.

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Brexit, The EU and Democracy By Thierry Meyssan

11 September 2019 — Voltaire Network

During the dissolution of the USSR, France and Germany tried to maintain their place in the world by solving the problem of their size against the US giant. They decided to reunify the two Germanys and to merge together in a supranational state: the European Union. Armed with their experiences of inter-state cooperation, they thought it possible to build this supranational state despite Secretary of State James Baker’s dictate of forced enlargement to the East.

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New EU deportation law breaches fundamental rights standards and should be rejected

11 September 2019 — Statewatch

A proposed new EU law governing standards and procedures for deportations would breach fundamental rights standards, massively expand the use of detention, limit appeal rights and undermine ‘voluntary’ return initiatives. It should be rejected by the European Parliament and the Council, argues a new analysis published today by Statewatch. [1]

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Statewatch News Online, 9 September 2019 (18/19)

9 September 2019 — Statewatch

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Spain-Morocco: “Migration control, not rescue”: squeezing search and rescue in the Mediterranean by Jane Kilpatrick

STATEWATCH NEWS

1.    Refugee crisis: latest news from across Europe (2.9.19-8.9.19)
2.   UK: Court: Police use of facial recognition is legal; survey finds majority of public want restrictions
3.   Refugee crisis: latest news from across Europe (13.8.19-1.9.19)

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Statewatch News Online, 5 August 2019 (16/19)

5 August 2019 — Statewatch

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STATEWATCH NEWS

1.   Italy-Malta “Non Paper” wants compulsory relocation mechanism rather than the voluntary one
2.   EU Council Presidency proposes follow-up on extending PNR to sea and rail traffic
3.  Refugee crisis: latest news from across Europe (6.7-25-7.19)
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Ratlines: The Vatican, The Nazis & Western Intelligence By Hugo Turner

28 July 2019 — Internationalist 360°

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In one of the more shocking episodes of the Cold War tens of thousands of Nazi war criminals and their fascist allies were smuggled out of Europe and resettled around the world in places like Argentina, Canada, Australia and the United States. Others were resettled throughout the middle east a few ended up as far away as South East Asia. They were considered too valuable by western intelligence to face justice for their crimes. 27 Million people were killed in the Soviet Union alone, 4 million in Poland, I’ve written of the many uses these fascist exiles were put to in my previous articles. They were used as spies, propagandists and terrorists in the west’s secret war on the Soviet Bloc and even non-aligned countries like Yugoslavia. They went to work for Radio Free Europe, Radio Liberty, universities, and think tanks and were even used to turn out the vote for the Republican Party in the US. The Ukrainian fascists formed a powerful lobby in the US, Canada and Australia. In Canada for example the Ukrainian Nazi exiles are so powerful that they have placed one of their own at the head of Canada’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland. As the cold war neared it’s end these fascist movements in exile returned home seizing power with the help of Western Intelligence in Croatia, Bosnia, Kosovo, in the 1990’s and Ukraine invatican 2004 and again in 2014. They also have a great deal of influence in the Baltic countries of Latvia, Estonia, and Lithuania where SS veterans hold yearly parades and are treated as heroes. Thus the fascist exiles have gone from a scandalous chapter in cold war history to the cause of a new cold war with Russia. They have played a vital role in the increasing danger of fascism worldwide.

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Conspiring with Neo-Nazi Parties: Washington and the EU’s Role in the Kiev Coup By Shane Quinn

25 July 2019 — Global Research

In-depth Report:

In the weeks preceding the February 2014 ousting of Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych, American politicians were prominent in Kiev inciting the marchers so as to destabilize government institutions. From early December 2013 Victoria Nuland, a high-ranking official in the US Department of State, made repeated trips to the Ukrainian capital while among other things she assisted in organizing protests.

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Massive photo databases secretly gathered in US and Europe to develop facial recognition By Kevin Reed

17 July 2019 — WSWS

A report in the New York Times on Sunday revealed that millions of facial photos have been scraped from online sources and taken by hidden surveillance cameras and then shared in databases for artificial intelligence (AI) research and development purposes for more than a decade. Created in secret by universities and tech companies, the photo data sets have been mined for the R&D of facial recognition and biometric technologies that are now used ubiquitously by police and state intelligence agencies around the world.

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