European Union intensifies internet censorship By Justus Leicht and Johannes Stern

27 March 2019 — WSWS

Two months before the European elections, the European Parliament has voted to massively escalate internet censorship. Yesterday, the majority of MEPs voted in favour of a directive which, under the guise of copyright reforms, would enforce the use of so-called upload filters in social media, thus further restricting the internet.

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The Conservative Party is incubating the racism behind New Zealand terror By Nafeez Ahmed

25 March 2019 — True Publica

By Nafeez Ahmed: From Republicans to Eurosceptic parties, the ‘Vienna school’ ideology of terrorist Anders Breivik is spreading like a terminal cancer.

The massacre of 49 people including children at a mosque in New Zealand has not come out of the blue — it follows the mainstreaming of the same ideology that inspired the first major far-right terrorist attack of this decade: the 2011 massacre in Norway by Anders Behring Breivik.

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The ICC and NGOs: Modern Day Manifestations of “The White Man’s Burden” By Tony Cartalucci

22 March 2019 — New Eastern Outlook

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The International Criminal Court (ICC) is not international nor a legitimate court, but is most certainly criminal.

It is an institutionalized tool – one of many – used by Western corporate-financier interests to coerce and control nations across the developing world.

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The « American Party » within the institutions of the European Union by Manlio Dinucci

20 March 2019 — Voltaire Network

The European Parliament has just adopted a resolution which requires that the Union stop considering Russia as a strategic partner, but rather as an enemy of humanity. At the same time, the Commission sent a warning about the Chinese threat. Everything is unfolding as if the United States were manœuvering the Union into playing a part in their own supremacist strategy.

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Latvian ex-Minister for Foreign Affairs and ex-European Commissioner for Agriculture, Sandra Kalniete, began working against the Soviet Union as soon as her country gained its independence. She is one of the authors of the Prague Declaration (2008), which condemned the crimes of Communism. She assimilates Nazism with Communism via the Reconciliation of European Histories Group. And today, she is pursuing her work against Russia.

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Statewatch News Online, 18 March 2019 (07/19)

18 March 2019 — Statewatch.org

Also available as a pdf file: http://www.statewatch.org/news/2019/mar/email-18-mar.pdf

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STATEWATCH NEWS

1.   EU: Open letter to MEPs: oppose mandatory fingerprinting for national identity cards
2.   EU: Security Union: new measures  introduce biometric identity cards and a new database
3.   ECHR: Three judgments: detention of and lack of care for unaccompanied minors in Greece
4.   EU: Biometrics, extended travel surveillance, internal-external “synergies”:
5.   EU: Saving lives in the Mediterranean: human rights organisations propose plan
6.   Refugee crisis: latest news from across Europe (5-12.3.19)
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Statewatch News Online, 4 March 2019 (06/19)

4 March 2019 — Statewatch

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STATEWATCH NEWS

1.   EU: Common European Asylum System legislation – still going nowhere fast
2.   Refugee crisis: latest news from across Europe (19-25.2.19)
3.   EU: Council & Parliament reach agreement immigration liaison officers, visas, biometric ID cards
4.   EU: Council negotiating position on new Frontex Regulation
5.   GREECE: Council of Europe slams Greece over refugee camp conditions
6.   Refugee crisis: latest news from across Europe (12-18.2.19)
7.   EU: Internal Security Strategy data retention, cooperation with third countries, external borders
8.   UK: New Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Act “threatens freedom of expression”

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New Studies Confirm Dangers of Glyphosate By F. William Engdahl

26 February 2019 — New Eastern Outlook

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Since the 1960s uproar over the dangers of widespread agriculture use of the weed killer, DDT, no other herbicide or agriculture chemical has stirred as much widespread opposition as glyphosate. Glyphosate is the main and only publicly disclosed ingredient in the world-leading herbicide, Roundup from Monsanto/Bayer. With fierce opposition from many EU member states, in 2018 owing to a sly maneuver by the former German Minister of Agriculture, the EU Commission ruled to continue allowing the controversial pesticide. Now recent tests have added to the body of evidence that glyphosate is carcinogenic and should be banned immediately.

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Final Steps of the Multipolar Revolution: Containing the US in Europe By Federico Pieraccini

26 February 2019 — Strategic Culture Foundation

We discussed in the previous article how China and Russia are using diplomatic, economic and military means in areas like Asia and the Middle East to contain the belligerence and chaos unleashed by the United States. In this analysis, we will examine the extent to which this strategy is working in Europe. In the next and final article, we will look at the consequences of the “America First” doctrine in relation to South America and the Monroe Doctrine.

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Who Gains from Turning Europe into a Potential Nuclear Battlefield?

20 February 2019 — Land Destroyer
(Tony Cartalucci – NEO) – The United States and its NATO partners are attempting to make the case for Washington’s decision to abandon the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty.

Claims that the Russian Federation has been violating the treaty have yet to be substantiated with anything resembling credible evidence. Also missing is any rational explanation as to why Russia would develop or deploy nuclear weapons capable of launching a nuclear strike on Europe without warning – a scenario the INF Treaty was created to deter.

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A Progressive ‘Artifice’ of Democratic Impotence: The ‘World’ Finally ‘Gets It’ By Alastair Crooke

28 January 2019 — Strategic Culture Foundation

Antonio Gramsci described an interregnum as a time “when the old is dying and the new cannot be born… in this interregnum a great variety of morbid symptoms pertain.” In such periods, the new is perceived as mad, bad and dangerous to contemplate.

Britain plainly is going through such an interregnum: a period when the élites that previously ‘managed’ political discourse (in Michel Foucault’s words) within strict consensual frontiers, now find that it is being acerbically contested. Such periods are also moments when sanity is lost — when the limits and meaning of what it is reasonable to believe – and do – melt away.

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