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

5 August 2019 — Statewatch

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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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Statewatch News Online, 3 July 2019 (15/19)

3  July 2019 — Statewatch

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3 July 2019 (15/19)

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STATEWATCH NEWS

1.   Refugee crisis: latest news from across Europe (18-24.6.19) 
2.   EU: Working Paper: Guidelines on temporary arrangements for disembarkation
3.   EU: Non paper – Increasing transparency and accountability of the EU

4.   EU must rethink migration policy that empowers “unaccountable militias and regimes”,
5.   New ECtHR Judgment: Greece violates Articles 3 & 5 ECHR 
6.   Refugee crisis: latest news from across Europe (21.5-13.6.19)

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From 9/11 to Shoplifting: Assange in the Context of the European Arrest Warrant By Nina Cross

27 June 2019 — 21st Century Wire


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It is astonishing to think that the many coordinated attacks leveled against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange by the governments of the Britain, Sweden, Ecuador and the US, have all been stacked, in their colossal forms, on the tiny European Arrest Warrant (EAW).  This little manhunt-widget gifted the US and its allies the power to corner Assange like a chess piece.  They have used the EAW in a way that suggests their motto always has been ‘mighty oaks from little acorns grow.’

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European Union rearms for World War III By Johannes Stern

21 June 2019 — WSWS

EU powers build joint “Future Combat Air System”

Following the announcement last week by the US Defense Department of its biggest ever arms deal involving the purchase of nearly 500 F-35 fighters, Europe replied in kind on Monday. At the world’s largest air show in Le Bourget near Paris, the German defence minister Ursula von der Leyen, together with her colleagues from France, Florence Parly, and Spain, Margarita Robles, signed major agreements to develop a joint European air combat system (Future Combat Air System—FCAS).
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The Red Locomotive in Brussels? Interview with the Workers’ Party of Belgium

18 June 2019 — Novara Media

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On 27 May, Europe woke up to what seemed like a new stage in the resurgence of the far-right and reactionary forces and a major retreat for left in the elections to the European parliament. But the story looked different in Belgium, which saw a political earthquake as the far-left Workers’ party (PTB/PDVA) won big across regional, federal and European elections and firmly established itself as the left alternative to both the socialist and green parties across the country.

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Europe Has No Freedom But to Choose “Freedom Gas” (Made in America) By Tony Cartalucci

7 June 2019 — Global Research

Switch over to more expensive US gas under the threat of sanctions?

The US Department of Energy (DOE) recently renamed US liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports “freedom gas.” But freedom for who? For Europe which already has a cheap and reliable source of natural gas, but is being forced to switch over to more expensive US gas under the threat of sanctions? Certainly not.

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European parliament election: the far right stopped — for now By Dick Nichols

6 June 2019 — Links International

In the end, the European establishment parties’ almighty scare campaign about the threat of a far-right surge at the May 26 elections to the European parliament worked out quite nicely for them. True, guarding the power structures of the neoliberal European Union (EU) has become trickier now that the duopoly of the European People’s Party (EPP) and the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats (S&D) has ended in a loss of 72 seats[i], but the centre has held—for now.

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North American, European Public: Finally Wake Up, Damn It! By Andre Vltchek

6 June 2019 — New Eastern Outlook

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Year after year, month after month, I see two sides of the world; two extremes which are getting more and more disconnected:

I see great cities like Homs in Syria, reduced to horrifying ruins. I see Kabul and Jalalabad in Afghanistan, fragmented by enormous concrete walls intended to protect NATO occupation armies and their local puppets. I see monstrous environmental devastation in places such as Indonesian Borneo, Peruvian gold mining towns, or the by now almost uninhabitable atoll island-nations of Oceania: Tuvalu, Kiribati or Marshall Islands.

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