SYRIA: Turkey, the Kurds and NATO explained By Vanessa Beeley

10 October 2019 — The Wall Will Fall

There is a growing confusion over the situation in the north-east of Syria – Turkey, a NATO member state, is de facto challenging other NATO member states by attacking a U.S proxy force occupying the region. The Kurdish contras and separtist factions that make up the SDF (Syrian Democratic Forces) are the apparent target.

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Too hungry for power, too inept to rule: Moreno & his neoliberalism are behind Ecuador’s turmoil, ex-president Correa tells RT

8 October 2019 — RT

Too hungry for power, too inept to rule: Moreno & his neoliberalism are behind Ecuador’s turmoil, ex-president Correa tells RT

Demonstrators clash with police officers during a protest against austerity measures in Quito, Ecuador on October 8, 2019. © Reuters / Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Ecuadorian authorities are trying hard to shift the blame for ongoing protests on foreign influence, yet they are the ones who have mishandled the economy, and now refuse to give up power, ex-president Rafael Correa told RT.

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WATCH: Udo Ulfkotte – Bought Journalists

6 October 2019 — Off Guardian

Subtitled and transcribed by Terje Maloy 

In 2014, the German journalist and writer Udo Ulfkotte published a book that created a big stir, describing how the journalistic profession is thoroughly corrupt and infiltrated by intelligence services.

Although eagerly anticipated by many, the English translation of the book, Bought Journalists, does not seem to be forthcoming anytime soon.

[We covered that story at the time – Ed.]

So I have made English subtitles and transcribed this still very relevant 2015-lecture for those that are curious about Ulfkotte’s work. It covers many of the subjects described in the book.

Udo Ulfkotte died of a heart attack in January 2017, in all likelihood part of the severe medical complications he got from his exposure to German-made chemical weapons supplied to Saddam Hussein during the Iran-Iraq War in the 1980s.
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Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s Remarks and Answers to Media Questions Following the High-Level Week of the 74th Session of the UN General Assembly

30 September 2019 — Internationalist 360°

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov joked that CNN was “fake news” and described the network quizzing him about Moscow’s hypothetical response to a possible US intervention in Venezuela as a “fake question.” (Inc. transcript)
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Left Forum 2019: Black Liberation Strategies in the Empire of Exceptionalism

30 June 2019 — Internationalist 360°

The Black Agenda Report team discusses “late stage” capitalism, the shrinking U.S. empire, and the dangers of a desperate ruling class on the wane.

Moderator: Nellie Hester Bailey

Panelists: Raymond Nat Turner, Margaret Kimberley, Danny Haiphong, Glen Ford
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9/11 Whistleblowers

6 September 2019 — The Corbett Report

“But someone would have talked,” say the self-styled skeptics who believe the government’s official conspiracy theory of 9/11. But there’s a problem with this logically fallacious non-argument. “Someone” did talk. In fact, numerous people have come out to blow the whistle on the events of September 11, 2001, and the cover-up that surrounds those events. These are the stories of the 9/11 Whistleblowers . [long.]
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Last Night in the House… By Philip Roddis

5 September 2019 — True Publica

I enjoy schadenfreude as much as the next guy and for the millions of us who detest Boris, last night brought the stuff in spades. I was quite taken by Jeremy Corbyn’s comment. Too much the gentleman to refer to BoJo in person, Jezza’s was as neat a slice of alliteration as you’re likely to come across in a parliamentary put-down.
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