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Kissinger warns against "demonizing" Putin and Russia over Ukraine| by Christof Lehmann

Kissinger warns against "demonizing" Putin and Russia over Ukraine| by Christof Lehmann | Anti-Exploitation | Scoop.it
Kissinger: The Omission of NATO’s Low-Intensity Warfare against Russia and the Deployment of GLADIO II, under the Pretext of a purported Lack of US Policy w
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The UNA-UNSO has been a constant and consistent element of the Allied, and later NATO’s “Stay Behind Armies”.

These stay behind armies were established in Western and Eastern Europe at the end of the second world war. They have been known under several designations, depending on in which country they were operating.

The most commonly known designation is the Italian GLADIO. These stay behind armies were, among others, involved in terrorism against civilian, military and political targets in Western Europe during the so-called cold war period.

The main function of their terrorism was the scapegoating of left wing parties and organizations. Among their most known operations, were the bombing of the railway station in Bologna, Italy, the killing of school children in Belgium, and the infiltration of the Italian Brigade Rosse and the kidnapping and assassination of Italian P.M. Aldo Moro. Another function of the stay behind armies was their use as a first line of resistance in case of a Soviet invasion of Western Europe and the resistance against Soviet and later Russian geopolitical interests in Soviet-, now former Soviet republics.

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La parata dell'ISIS a Mosul con i veicoli statunitensi requisiti - World Affairs - L'Antidiplomatico

La parata dell'ISIS a Mosul con i veicoli statunitensi requisiti - World Affairs - L'Antidiplomatico | Anti-Exploitation | Scoop.it
La parata dell'ISIS a Mosul con i veicoli statunitensi requisiti - World Affairs - L'Antidiplomatico - La politica internazionale che il mainstream non vi racconta
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Risultati della "guerra al terrorismo" degli USA: 


Prima di oggi, i miliziani di ISIS hanno pubblicato fotografie delle forze che prendono il controllo di diverse basi, che catturano mezzi militari e giustiziano soldati iracheni. Poi, il gruppo ha pubblicato una serie di fotografie di una parata militare nella città di Mosul. Decine di veicoli e centinaia di combattenti in fila per la parata. Le immagini mostrano anche diversi veicoli Humvee, il veicolo militare da ricognizione dell'Esercito americano, in dotazione dell’Esercito iracheno.

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#Ucraina: l'inizio della strage, in attesa di un Pinochet [e l' #Italia?]

#Ucraina: l'inizio della strage, in attesa di un Pinochet [e l' #Italia?] | Anti-Exploitation | Scoop.it

Finora per assoggettarci sono bastati i minuti piaceri e i diversivi, ma non si pensi  che il caso Ucraina "Non potrà mai capitare in Italia" , perchè proprio qui in Italia dove l'ignoranza è un merito, la malversazione un mezzo per il successo, diverrà, al bisogno, facilissimo farlo accadere. 

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Quando le proporzioni sono queste, dove si muore quasi solo da una parte e quasi soltanto fra i non combattenti, non è più una guerra codificata dalla ragione e dal diritto, ma una strage. Strage è la parola più adatta a descrivere quel che sta accadendo nell'est dell'Ucraina. Un'immane ecatombe a opera del governo di Kiev, per colpire e terrorizzare la popolazione con la benedizione e il silenzio di Obama, dei maggiordomi europei e della stampa a trazione NATO.Il neo-eletto presidente ucraino Poroshenko giustifica tutta questa ferocia pianificata in nome della lotta al terrorismo. I morti che vengono accatastati negli obitori di Donetsk sono però civili sorpresi nella loro vita quotidiana.Nelle elezioni appena svolte, lo stesso giorno in cui si votava in Europa, i partiti paramilitari nazistoidi ucraini hanno ottenuto pochissimi voti, rastrellati invece da satrapi, plutocrati e oligarchi mafiosi. Ma le urne non danno misura del loro potere reale negli apparati repressivi, essendo detti nazistoidi, sin da subito, inquadrati nelle nuove milizie della premiata macelleria "cilena" di Kiev. E a che servono partiti nazisti, quando nazista è l'operato del regime, nazisti i metodi e le rappresaglie? Si sarà capito che non è il consenso dei cittadini né la loro rappresentatività la preoccupazione numero uno dell'operazione in atto.L'edizione ucraina di Forbes, il 23 maggio, scriveva che all'Ucraina sarebbe servito ripetere la positiva esperienza del Cile di Pinochet, che aveva portato il suo paese ai fasti e i miracoli del vero capitalismo. L'esperimento sul corpo vivo dell'Europa è agli inizi, ormai non lo nascondono nemmeno.
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#Lebanon’s #refugees from #Syria problem

#Lebanon’s #refugees from #Syria problem | Anti-Exploitation | Scoop.it

""""Lebanon’s doors were never open for the Syrian refugees.

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The refugees with legal status get ripped off by landlords who ask for very expensive rents. Criminal gangs convinced young men to sell their organs in order to put food on their family’s table. Little girls are trafficked, and women are being forced into prostitution. Children are used for labor, and beggar networks exploit them.


The lucky men worked on construction sites across the country, building skyscrapers without any safety measures. Some died on the job, their deaths completely ignored. Syrian women give birth on the streets, because Lebanese hospitals don’t see sick people as patients, but as cash cows. If you can’t pay, you’re left to die. Syrian children don’t go to school. Syrian citizens are not allowed to set up their own humanitarian NGOs in Lebanon to cater to their own needs, because the law only allows Lebanese citizens to do that. Aid gets stolen, families are doomed to starve. Anti-Assad activists have been arrested and deported back to Syria.


A humanitarian worker from an international NGO praised Lebanon for not building organized refugee camps and letting the Syrians live in cities and villages. What an example for Turkey and Jordan, which built camps for the refugees. The reason for the laissez-faire in Lebanon is because no community in Lebanon would accept a Syrian refugee camp in their midst. Palestinian refugee camps are still there 6 decades later, they say. The Lebanese government can’t poke through these hazardous feelings. Pretending to try to do something about it is better than actually taking action.


No, Lebanon’s doors are not that open. The Lebanese society is trembling at the sight of one million Syrians taking over the country. Who can blame the people? In fact, their governments never did anything to prevent this crisis. """"""

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ROM : Il Libro Bianco della Svezia

ROM : Il Libro Bianco della Svezia | Anti-Exploitation | Scoop.it
La pubblicazione di un Libro Bianco è sempre un evento. La Svezia, fucina di tanto giallo, ne pubblica uno a tinte foschissime, con un sottofondo da brivido  - vero -  e rabbia  -incommensurabile. ...
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Giallo Svezia | Libro Bianco di un Rom_anzo Ue_ropeo

 

 

 

La Storia dei Rom, come è noto, si perde nel tempo.
Lo stesso nome con cui si pretende di identificarli, non è altro che un ricavato etno-linguistico.
Un surrogato di una storia non scritta sui libri ufficiali. Ma, alle volte, di giallo.
[...]Giallo-Svezia. Il 25 marzo 2014, il governo svedese – nella sua morfologia più nera pubblica un Libro Bianco.
Libro Bianco sugli abusi e sulle violazioni ai diritti dei Rom. Libro Bianco sulla sterilizzazione, sulla “presa in custodia dei minori” (dall’inglese “taking custody of children”, in cui invece della
traduzione “messa in custodia di minori”, si è preferito usare la radice essenziale del verbo to take-prendere). Libro Bianco sull’esclusione dalla vita sociale, sulla privazione dei diritti, sul
respingimento ed espulsione alle frontiere. Di seguito, ciò che è pubblicato e disponibile sul sito del governo svedese ..... Continua a leggere 

 

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Propaganda Rules The News about #Uckraina

Propaganda Rules The News about #Uckraina | Anti-Exploitation | Scoop.it
Speaking Truth To Sheep
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For example, Martin’s denunciation of Russia for “invading” Ukraine is based on Western propaganda that Russia sent 16,000 troops to occupy Crimea. The fact of the matter is that those 16,000 Russian troops have been in Crimea since the 1990s. Under the Russian-Ukrainian agreement, Russia has the right to base 25,000 troops in Crimea.

Apparently, neither Abby Martin nor Glenn Greenwald, two intelligent and aware people, knew this fact. Washington’s propaganda is so pervasive that two of our best reporters were victimized by it.

As I have written several times in my columns, Washington organized the coup in Ukraine in order to promote its world hegemony by capturing Ukraine for NATO and putting US missile bases on Russia’s border in order to degrade Russia’s nuclear deterrent and force Russia to accept Washington’s hegemony.

Russia has done nothing but respond in a very low-key way to a major strategic threat orchestrated by Washington.

It is not only Martin and Greenwald who have fallen under Washington’s propaganda. They are joined by Patrick J. Buchanan. Pat’s column calling on readers to “resist the war party on Crimea” opens with Washington’s propagandistic claim: “With Vladimir Putin’s dispatch of Russian Troops into Crimea.” http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article37847.htm
No such dispatch has occurred. Putin has been granted authority by the Russian Duma to send troops to Ukraine, but Putin has stated publicly that sending troops would be a last resort to protect Crimean Russians from invasions by the ultra-nationalist neo-nazis who stole Washington’s coup and established themselves as the power in Kiev and western Ukraine.

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#Ukraine Is Not a Revolution. by Ted Rall

#Ukraine Is Not a Revolution. by Ted Rall | Anti-Exploitation | Scoop.it
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A revolution is 

“a forcible overthrow of a government or social order in favor of a new system.”

A new system. Those are the key words.    """"

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Lo "sdoganamento" del nazismo mentre l'audience sta a guardare

Lo "sdoganamento" del nazismo mentre l'audience sta a guardare | Anti-Exploitation | Scoop.it

#Ucraina, #UE, #FMI, #Sebastopoli, #Russia

 

 

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Uno dei caratteri tipici del nazismo consiste nell’individuare “un” responsabile dei problemi di un paese, avviarne la demonizzazione, cancellarne la presenza. Lo fece Hitler con la colta classe ebraica della Germania, lo fa Al-Sisi con i Fratelli Musulmani, lo stesso avviene in Ucraina.

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La piazza è dominata da bande di estrema destra dichiaratamente  razziste. “Combatterò Ebrei e Russi fino alla morte” è il programma di  Aleksandr Muzychko, un ex combattente in Cecenia dalla parte dei terroristi, islamici e non, inviati dall’Occidente e dalle monarchie del Golfo.  

Dalla Spagna l’eco di una grande manifestazione in sostegno del “popolo ucraino” dei gruppi locali  neo-nazisti , in Italia il sito di Casapound rivendica  ed esulta per “Lo sforzo eroico del popolo ucraino, soprattutto dell’opposizione nazionalista, protagonista indiscussa della piazza negli ultimi giorni per riconquistare la propria sovranità, non può che far esultare chiunque abbia a cuore la causa dei popoli e delle nazioni”. 

Una comune tacita aspettativa accosta registi mondiali e gruppi neo-nazi locali: l’incapacità del pubblico di intravedere il modello sotteso. Il modello messo in atto dal FMI ovunque vi sia da sovvertire un paese.....
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Bosnia presents a terrifying picture of Europe's future – and a way out | Igor Štiks

Bosnia presents a terrifying picture of Europe's future – and a way out | Igor Štiks | Anti-Exploitation | Scoop.it
Igor Štiks: The ordinary people of Bosnia-Herzegovina are showing Europe how to avoid sleepwalking into a disaster to rival that of a century ago
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But there is one big difference with the riots seen in other European cities, and this is where Bosnia speaks directly to Europe's current predicament: this is not a rebellion of discriminated and ghettoised groups, territorially contained on the outskirts of big cities. It is a rebellion of the whole population that has been subjected to economic impoverishment, social devastation and political destitution. In this, Bosnia is an image of Europe's future: ungovernable populations, exhausted by austerity measures and left to their own devices after the collapse of remnants of the welfare state – a state with no prospect for growth, run by elites of dubious, if any legitimacy who deploy heavily armed police to protect themselves against ordinary citizens.

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Leaked official document records 330 #drone strikes in #Pakistan | The Bureau of Investigative Journalism

Leaked official document records 330 #drone strikes in #Pakistan | The Bureau of Investigative Journalism | Anti-Exploitation | Scoop.it
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The Bureau is today publishing a leaked official document that records details of over 300 drone strikes, including their locations and an assessment of how many people died in each incident.

The document is the fullest official record of drone strikes in Pakistan to have yet been published. It provides rare insight into what the government understands about the campaign.

It also provides details about exactly when and where strikes took place, often including the names of homeowners. These details can be valuable to researchers attempting to verify eyewitness reports – and are often not reported elsewhere. But interestingly, the document stops recording civilian casualties after 2008, even omitting details of well-documented civilian deaths and those that have been acknowledged by the government.

Last July the Bureau published part of the document for the first time. This documented strikes, which hit the northwest tribal areas of Pakistan between 2006 and late 2009, and revealed that the Pakistani government was aware of hundreds of civilian casualties, even in strikes where it had officially denied civilians had died.

The reports are based on information filed to the FATA Secretariat each evening by local Political Agents – senior officials in the field. These agents gather the information from networks of informants in Pakistan’s Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), the area bordering Afghanistan.

Now the Bureau has obtained an updated version of the document, which lists attacks up to late September 2013.

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Britain isn't eating: Duncan Smith's fury as Church's advert campaign says that benefit cuts are forcing poor to use food banks

Britain isn't eating: Duncan Smith's fury as Church's advert campaign says that benefit cuts are forcing poor to use food banks | Anti-Exploitation | Scoop.it
Charity Church Action Poverty, supported by the Church of England, has created this poster campaign which says benefit reforms are diving people to use food banks.

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Quanto é trasparente #UNHCR?

Quanto é trasparente #UNHCR? | Anti-Exploitation | Scoop.it
Nonostante ricerche, rapporti, audit finanziari esterni e denuncie giornalistiche UNHCR continua ad essere poco trasparente a livello finanziario mettendo in dubbio l’efficacia del suo operato. L’A...
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Nonostante ricerche, rapporti, audit finanziari esterni e denuncie giornalistiche UNHCR continua ad essere poco trasparente a livello finanziario mettendo in dubbio l’efficacia del suo operato.

L’Alto Commissariato delle Nazioni Unite per i Rifugiati (UNHCR) fu fondato il 14 dicembre 1950 dall’Assemblea Generale delle Nazioni Unite  con l’obiettivo di assistere i rifugiati nel mondo. L’Agenzia ha iniziato ad essere operativa il 01 gennaio 1951 assistendo fino ad ora 50 milioni di persone e vincendo due premi Nobel per la pace, rispettivamente nel 1954 e nel 1981.

Con un budget annuale di 300.000 dollari nel 1950, UNHCR é divenuta una vera e propria holding umanitaria con 4,3 miliardi di dollari nel 2012. I fondi provengono per il 86% dai Governi, 6% da alter organizzazioni inter-governative, 6% da donazioni private (fondazioni, ditte e donazioni individuali), 2% dal budget delle Nazioni che copre I costi amministrativi. I principali finanziatori sono: Commissione Europea, Giappone, Olanda, Stati Unite e Svezia.

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#Terrorism Financing in North #Africa

#Terrorism Financing in North #Africa | Anti-Exploitation | Scoop.it
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A new trend for regional and international terrorist organizations

 

Therefore, it’s not a surprise to hear Ayman Al Zawahiri, the head of Al Qaeda, calling on Muslims twice in 2012 to (quote) “capture citizens of the countries that wage wars against Muslims”.

 

The significance of the industrialization of the K&R business has led, on a more regional perspective, to the fragmentation of the threat and the emergence of new groups or factions using the same methods, increasing the threat of kidnapping. They include the following:

 

-        AQIM commander Mokhtar Belmokhtar’s decision in December 2012 to create a dissident organization, the Brigade of “Those who sign with blood”, responsible for the hostage taking of the In Amenas gas facility.

 

-        The Movement for Unicity and Jihad in West Africa (MUJAO), a local affiliate of AQIM in Mali created at the end of 2011.

 

-        The Ansar Dine group, created in 2012 by Tuaregs led by a former hostage negotiator in the region.

 

-        Ansaru, an offshoot of the Boko Haram organization in Nigeria, dedicated to targeting Western targets.

- See more at: http://acdemocracy.org/terrorism-financing-in-north-africa/#!

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29 million people enslaved, says first global index on slavery

29 million people enslaved, says first global index on slavery | Anti-Exploitation | Scoop.it
Survey attempts to measure modern-day slavery country by country, and campaigners plan to use data to tackle the problem
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More than 29 million people are living in slavery, according to the first index to attempt to measure the scale of modern-day slavery on a country-by-country basis.

The index, published by the Walk Free Foundation on Thursday, ranks 162 countries and identifies risk factors for enslavement and the government responses.

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Executive Order -- National Defense Resources Preparedness | The White House

Executive Order -- National Defense Resources Preparedness | The White House | Anti-Exploitation | Scoop.it
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The President can place the Order in effect virtually whenever and for whatever reason he wishes.  So... its a Martial Law

Read more at http://www.westernjournalism.com/obama-executive-order-imposes-martial-law-on-united-states/#g1scpav3XeyXFKQr.99

 

"SEC 103 (e)  foster cooperation between the defense and commercial sectors for research and development and for acquisition of materials, services, components, and equipment to enhance """industrial base efficiency and responsiveness.

 

So .. the event of a potential threat to the security of United State could become an industrial business....

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Grandi manovre nel Golfo. Chi vince e chi perde tra Arabia Saudita e Qatar

Grandi manovre nel Golfo. Chi vince e chi perde tra Arabia Saudita e Qatar | Anti-Exploitation | Scoop.it
Il 5 marzo Arabia Saudita, Bahrein ed Emirati Arabi Uniti hanno ritirato i propri ambasciatori dal Qatar in seguito ad una spaccatura senza precedenti all'interno del Consiglio di Cooperazione del ...
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 ""Il mondo islamico aveva lanciato il guanto di sfida all’attuale ordine internazionale già nel 1990, rendendo nota una Dichiarazione islamica dei diritti dell’uomo (la Dichiarazione del Cairo) alternativa a quella di Parigi del 1948. A più di vent’anni da quella pronuncia, il no di Riyad all’Onu rappresenterebbe un ulteriore passo avanti verso un ordine internazionale basato sulla Sharia, alternativo a quello euro e americocentrico.

Tuttavia, per sfidare l’ordine costituito bisogna essere un peso massimo della geopolitica. Se non hai le dimensioni della Russia, l’economia della Cina o l’esercito e la tecnologia degli Usa, è evidente che la tua corsa verso il primato debba passare attraverso altre strade. Ad esempio la bomba atomica. Poche settimane dopo il gran rifiuto di Riyad, la BBC ha rivelato che l’Arabia Saudita stava investendo fior di quattrini nello sviluppo di armi nucleari in Pakistan per realizzare un proprio arsenale. Per anni il mondo si è preoccupato di un’atomica in mano all’Iran senza accorgersi che la bomba stesse per acquisirla prima Riyad."""

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Siria: la rivoluzione popolare ha subito molti tradimenti

Siria: la rivoluzione popolare ha subito molti tradimenti | Anti-Exploitation | Scoop.it
(di Elias Khury, Internazionale*). Le parole potevano ferire. La lingua era un mezzo per comunicare, lottare, ragionare. Ma da quando abbiamo scoperto che la rivolta siriana è stata tradita e...
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L’occidente ha tradito la rivoluzione. Contare sul sostegno degli Stati Uniti è stata un’idiozia: l’imperialismo statunitense non si è mai interessato alla libertà dei popoli, specialmente in Medio Oriente. D’altra parte la vecchia Europa continua a rimpiangere il passato coloniale: quello che le interessa è dimostrare che le indipendenze nazionali sono servite solo a fermare la sua missione civilizzatrice di popoli arretrati.

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Kissinger warns against "demonizing" Putin and Russia over Ukraine| by Christof Lehmann

Kissinger warns against "demonizing" Putin and Russia over Ukraine| by Christof Lehmann | Anti-Exploitation | Scoop.it
Kissinger: The Omission of NATO’s Low-Intensity Warfare against Russia and the Deployment of GLADIO II, under the Pretext of a purported Lack of US Policy w
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The UNA-UNSO has been a constant and consistent element of the Allied, and later NATO’s “Stay Behind Armies”.

These stay behind armies were established in Western and Eastern Europe at the end of the second world war. They have been known under several designations, depending on in which country they were operating.

The most commonly known designation is the Italian GLADIO. These stay behind armies were, among others, involved in terrorism against civilian, military and political targets in Western Europe during the so-called cold war period.

The main function of their terrorism was the scapegoating of left wing parties and organizations. Among their most known operations, were the bombing of the railway station in Bologna, Italy, the killing of school children in Belgium, and the infiltration of the Italian Brigade Rosse and the kidnapping and assassination of Italian P.M. Aldo Moro. Another function of the stay behind armies was their use as a first line of resistance in case of a Soviet invasion of Western Europe and the resistance against Soviet and later Russian geopolitical interests in Soviet-, now former Soviet republics.

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Africa: Concetti di Tempo_Futuro e di Continente visti da Achille Mbembe

Africa: Concetti di Tempo_Futuro e di Continente visti da Achille Mbembe | Anti-Exploitation | Scoop.it

Nell’intervista che segue, Achille Mbembe riflette sulla categoria del futuro per l’Africa, sulle conseguenze del capitalismo globale per il continente e sul contributo dell’Africa a un mondo emergente in cui l’Europa si è provincializzata..

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"""È vero che c’è un enorme spostamento nel discorso globale sull’Africa – un movimento dal discorso di crisi e di emergenza che ha dominato l’ultimo quarto del Novecento all’ attuale tipo di ottimismo che è basato su alcuni fatti concreti. Per esempio, i più alti indici di crescita economica di cui siamo stati testimoni durante gli ultimi dieci anni, si sono verificati in Africa; che il continente tenda concretamente a considerevoli trasformazioni demografiche; che il continente stia sperimentando più alti tassi di redditività del capitale investito e, perciò, attragga l’attenzione di investitori stranieri a una velocità mai vista prima; e che la classe media – decimata durante l’uso dei Programmi di Adeguamento Strutturale ,stia riemergendo come forza economica. Quindi, tutto un complesso di indicatori che sembrano suggerire che qualcosa stia succedendo, di differente da quanto eravamo abituati ad osservare nel passato. C’è anche da considerare che un ingente numero degli investimenti fatti, avvengono nei settori estrattivi e, perciò, soggetti  alla natura volatile e ai cambiamenti; caratteristica questa, non solo del ciclo economico in generale, bensì in modo particolare di quel dato settore. Perciò, esiste un boom dei minerali, la cui estensione è abbastanza importante, ma della cui durata non siamo altrettanto certi. E, chiaramente, parecchia gente sta diventando ricca, tanto fra i locali quanto fra quelli che vengono a investire nel continente. Ma il risultato – o il paradosso – di questo tipo di crescita è che, come sappiamo, non si stanno creando molti nuovi posti lavoro, anzi si aggravano le ineguaglianze sociali, mentre l’Africa sta ancora affrontando delle sfide massicce in termini di investimenti nelle infrastrutture basilari, nelle strade, nelle comunicazioni, negli aeroporti, autostrade e ferrovie. Inoltre, il continente è  tuttora minacciato dall’instabilità politica, sia sotto forma di guerre locali che di disordine sociale. Mentre la visione del quadro generale deve essere equilibrata, mi sembra che, in effetti, l’Africa rappresenti l’ultima frontiera del capitalismo. Il punto è: sotto quali condizioni queste nuove forme di sfruttamento verranno condotte, da chi e a beneficio di chi.

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How Our Modern Way of Life Is Built on a Long Legacy of #Slavery

How Our Modern Way of Life Is Built on a Long Legacy of #Slavery | Anti-Exploitation | Scoop.it
TomDispatch             /               By Greg Grandin, introduction by Adam Hochschild How the bodies of slaves became something on which our world was built — the advance of modern medicine &nbs...
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Slavery was the cornerstone of the modern world in more ways than we can imagine today. The structure of banking, insurance, and credit that underlies international commerce, for instance, has its origins, at least in part, in the “triangle trade”: slaves being transported from Africa to the Americas; slave-cultivated products like cotton and sugar traveling from the Americas to Europe; and trading goods meant to buy yet more slaves moving from Europe to Africa. Because a voyage on any leg of that triangle might last months and risked shipwreck, bankers, merchants, and ship owners wanted systems that both guaranteed payment for losses and protected their investments.

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OLD TESTAMENT & ARMED FORCES

Religious zealotry runs rampant in the #U.S. military, and among those wishing to deploy it.

 

 

 

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by Philip Giraldi

 

To be sure, some Christian conservatives who might be described as Armageddonists regard America’s Asian wars as part and parcel of the precursor events that will lead to the Second Coming of Christ, which they eagerly look forward to. Also, a non-interventionist friend of mine who comes from a religiously conservative background explained to me how the contradiction partly derives from the fact that many evangelical Christians hardly relate to the New Testament at all. While they can recite scripture and verse coming from the Old Testament, they are frequently only marginally conversant with the numerous episodes in the New Testament that attest to Jesus’s extolling the virtues of peacemaking and loving one’s neighbor. If true, that means that many evangelicals are much more imbued with the values of an eye-for-an-eye or smiting Philistines than they are with the Sermon on the Mount.

There has undeniably been pushback coming from some evangelical leaders as well as from many younger religious conservatives against America’s constant diet of God-anointed warfare, but given that those who describe themselves as evangelical Christians tend to disproportionately support America’s wars, it is perhaps no surprise to learn that fundamentalist viewpoints prevail in certain quarters in the military. There has indeed been considerable media reporting on the impact of evangelical Christians on the armed services, to include a bizarre account of US military sniper sights being inscribed with citations from the Bible, leading one critic to suggest that the soldiers were being issued “Jesus rifles.”

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George Lakoff: 'Conservatives don't follow the polls, they want to change them … Liberals do everything wrong'

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The books interview: How the progressives have got it wrong and if they don't start to get it right, the conservatives will maintain the upperhand. By Zoe Williams
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"The progressive mindset is screwing up the world. The progressive mindset is guaranteeing no progress on global warming. The progressive mindset is saying, 'Yes, fracking is fine.' The progressive mindset is saying, 'Yes, genetically modified organisms are OK', when, in fact, they're horrible, and the progressive mindset doesn't know how to describe how horrible they are. There's a difference between progressive morality, which is great, and the progressive mindset, which is half OK and half awful."

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see also the story of NaVena Johnson in US Army http://sco.lt/8vvh8z
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Air pollution in China has gotten way out of hand (12 pictures ...

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104 Chinese cities are now reporting air pollution levels above 300 mcg per cubic meter, twelve times the recommended limit. Over 70 percent of China's rivers and lakes are now too toxic for animals to drink from.
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Arab Spring: 10 unpredicted outcomes

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Three years on from the start of the upheaval which became known as the Arab Spring, the Middle East is still in a state of flux. Rebellions have brought down regimes, but other consequences have been far less predictable. The BBC's Middle East correspondent Kevin Connolly sets out 10 unintended outcomes.

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Nelson Mandela, the INVICTUS

18 luglio 1918 5 dicembre 2013
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#KLWCT pronounces: #Israel & Yaron Guilty of genocide

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THE JUDGMENT  of the Tribunal  Crime of War in Kuala Lumpur against the state of Israel and general Amos Yaron
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The Court after taking into consideration, point by point, the arguments of the defense, rejected
them; in particular, the notion that "genocide" is a matter of the number of victims and placing it
instead in the intent to destroy in a systematic way the conditions of life of a people, recognizes the
state of Israel guilty of the accusations. Guilty, the state of Israel and general Amos Yaron of
complicity in the mass killing of Palestinian refugees in the Sabra and Chatila. On the arguments of
the defense that the Palestinian rockets fired into Israeli territory, which in some cases have affected
civilians, recognizes that these were defensive reactions to the attacks of the Israeli army. The Court
will proceed to enter Israel and the general Yaron names in the Register of War Criminals and
transmit the trial documents to the International Criminal Court. It also recommends the best
advertising all over the world of the judgment and remembers that the prevention of genocide is jus
cogens. Binding right.

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THE JUDGMENT

The Court after taking into consideration, point by point, and rejected the arguments of the defense, in particular, the notion that "genocide" is a matter of the number of victims, placing it instead in the 'intent to destroy in a systematic way conditions life of a people, recognizes the state of Israel guilty of the charges of genocide that have been leveled.

Guilty, the state of Israel and General Amos Yaron, of complicity in the killing of masses of Palestinian refugees in Sabra and Shatila, configured as genocide and crimes against humanity. 
In particular, the arguments of the defense on the launching of Palestinian rockets into Israeli territory, which in some cases have affected civilians, the Court recognizing that these defensive reactions to the attacks of the Israeli army.

The Court will proceed to enter Israel and the general Yaron in the Register of War Criminals of KLWCT and transmit the record of the trial at the International Criminal Court. It also recommends the best advertising in the world of judgment and remember that the prevention of genocide is jus cogens. Right binding.