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Seven Arrested Over Victor Jara's Murder

Seven Arrested Over Victor Jara's Murder | Global politics | Scoop.it
Chile’s Court of Appeal on Friday arrested seven retired servicemen over their suspected involvement in the 1973 killing of folk singer Victor Jara, one of the highest-profile victims of the Augusto Pinochet dictatorship, Latin American media...
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Hopefully 40 years later justice is served. I feel tears in my eyes. Victor Jara was for all speaking world more than a brother -a daughter of mine bears his name. Like the Che, he has been our inspiration, joy, and pain.

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US Preparing Coup to Prevent Greece from Falling Under Russian Influence

US Preparing Coup to Prevent Greece from Falling Under Russian Influence | Global politics | Scoop.it
Coup master Victoria Nuland dispatched.
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Greece rejects Euro-austerity and social terrorism

Greece rejects Euro-austerity and social terrorism | Global politics | Scoop.it
At least there is one country in Europe with a spine and some courage and that country is called Greece; at least there is one people in Europe who stand for Democracy and those people are the Greeks. On the other side of the...
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And on the subject of debts and debt relief, or pardoning of debt, the key word is Schuldenabkommen, the relief pardon of Germany's debt after the Second World War. For Germany, after what it did, yes. For Greece, the reward for fighting Fascism and Nazism is no. - See more at: http://english.pravda.ru/opinion/columnists/06-07-2015/131217-greece_austerity-0/#sthash.ClzJXait.dpuf

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Are Creditors Pushing Greece Deliberately Into Default?

Are Creditors Pushing Greece Deliberately Into Default? | Global politics | Scoop.it
We have entered the Greek endgame and the creditors are to blame for the situation according to Paul De Grauwe.
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Ending Greece’s Bleeding by Paul Krugman

Ending Greece’s Bleeding by Paul Krugman | Global politics | Scoop.it
If Greece can’t live with the euro, it will be because the currency offers no respite for countries in trouble.
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But the campaign of bullying — the attempt to terrify Greeks by cutting off bank financing and threatening general chaos, all with the almost open goal of pushing the current leftist government out of office — was a shameful moment in a Europe that claims to believe in democratic principles. It would have set a terrible precedent if that campaign had succeeded, even if the creditors were making sense.

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Dominoes of Democracy? Europe's Left Finds Hope in Anti-Austerity Vote

Dominoes of Democracy? Europe's Left Finds Hope in Anti-Austerity Vote | Global politics | Scoop.it
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"Renzi should come to Athens to learn two fundamental things: that there simply is no Europe without democracy, and that the left without social justice is nothing but a house of cards. The first major crack has appeared in the new Berlin Wall. A clear victory for the people who have refused the ordeal of austerity, and of a government that, singularly in Europe, showed its backbone when confronting political and financial oligarchies."

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Greeks say ‘no’, but what’s next?

Greeks say ‘no’, but what’s next? | Global politics | Scoop.it
After Sunday’s referendum it is still unclear whether Greece will stay in the euro, how negotiations with the creditors will proceed, and how Varoufakis' resignation will affect the talks. RT asked experts about possible outcomes.
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“Part of what Greece is doing here is showing another path. The creditors don’t want another path, they’ll fight. Sadly there are fewer creditors who are often better at working together, and many people who owe them money, so that is one of the lessons in history,” he said.“One the other hand, once somebody does it everybody thinks about it, which is what the creditors were scared of.”

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Russian MPs propose to check all migrants for Islamic State connections

Russian MPs propose to check all migrants for Islamic State connections | Global politics | Scoop.it
Two senior Communist Party lawmakers have asked the government to introduce a visa regime with former Soviet republics in Central Asia, claiming that this would help to prevent members of the Islamic State terrorist group from getting into the country.
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Greek crisis: ‘Austerity politics rejected by popular vote, new path for EU,’ says UK analyst

Greek crisis: ‘Austerity politics rejected by popular vote, new path for EU,’ says UK analyst | Global politics | Scoop.it
Austerity policies have been overwhelmingly rejected by popular vote in Greece, paving the way for a more just, humane and “people-centered” Europe, the director of Global Justice Now says.
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‘The dead do not pay their debts.’ Indeed, but the rapacious creditors are expecting the remaining living will pay for the dead until they also die out. Finally someone has been courageous to tell global finance to go bananas, and that enough is enough. The banksters have sucked enough, so now the debt they cheated Greece into has to be written off, and a fresh start allowed to Greece. Wasn't it conceded to Germany after being responsible for millions and millions of dead and huge devastation in Europe? Why not to Greece, which has been imposed a tragic post-war civil war, and then a dictatorship, and finally an enslaving usury. If the current "creditors" are unable to write off their racketeering, Greece will be bound to find elsewhere the solidarity Western Europe is unwilling to give. 

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Russian scientists find new way to repair DNA that may cure Alzheimer’s

Russian scientists find new way to repair DNA that may cure Alzheimer’s | Global politics | Scoop.it
A group of Russian scientists have discovered a new method of DNA repair which may be able to prevent and cure neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s and even stop the process of cell death.
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US to pay salaries of Governor Saakashvili’s team in Odessa, Ukraine

US to pay salaries of Governor Saakashvili’s team in Odessa, Ukraine | Global politics | Scoop.it
The US government will pay the salaries to the staff of Georgia's former President Mikhail Saakashvili, who is now serving as a new governor of Odessa Region, Ukraine, Saakashvili said, adding that California police will also train Odessa’s officers.
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The US has been funding Ukrainian and Georgian militants for a long time. Is this not interference?

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​1 year after Gaza War, Palestinians still live amid ruins, thousands homeless

​1 year after Gaza War, Palestinians still live amid ruins, thousands homeless | Global politics | Scoop.it
It has been a year since Israel launched its offensive against Gaza, killing thousands of people, damaging and destroying their homes. RT’s Lizzie Phelan has visited the besieged enclave, witnessing how people still live amid the rubble of war.
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Euclid Tsakalotos appointed as new Greek finance minister

Euclid Tsakalotos appointed as new Greek finance minister | Global politics | Scoop.it
Euclid Tsakalotos has been appointed as the new Greek finance minister following the resignation of Yanis Varoufakis, Greek presidency official said. Greek media reported he will be sworn in at an official ceremony at 20:00 local time (17:00 GMT).
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  Twenty-First Century Barbarism  :   Information Clearing House - ICH

  Twenty-First Century Barbarism  :   Information Clearing House - ICH | Global politics | Scoop.it
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The US is the only country in the world that sentences minors to life without parole. The consequences are devastating. 

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SONS OF MALCOLM: όχi‬ WINS IN GREECE, NOW WTF?!

SONS OF MALCOLM: όχi‬ WINS IN GREECE, NOW WTF?! | Global politics | Scoop.it
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The statement from our regional ALBA comrades (source) echoes the hopes of millions of people across the world who want Syriza to win, but know that they must FIGHT BRAVELY and fearlessly to fight to win, something which Syriza have not really shown so far considering their total strategy being embedded amorously with the enemy. I agree with Maduro when he said “Fear not, Greek sisters and brothers, the path forward is to break the chains of international financial capital and the IMF, to free yourselves from the yoke that tries to consume the people’s blood, the people’s labor, the wealth of countries, that is the path”.

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Cuando Venezuela no es noticia - Opinión en RT

Cuando Venezuela no es noticia - Opinión en RT | Global politics | Scoop.it
Las recientes elecciones internas -primarias- del Partido Socialista Unido de Venezuela (PSUV), celebradas el pasado domingo 28 de junio, no fueron noticia para los medios hegemónicos de América Latina. Los comicios no ocuparon lugar en los diarios, portales, TV y radios que dependen de los tres grandes conglomerados mediáticos de la región: O´ Globo (Brasil), Clarín (Argentina) y Televisa (México).
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Article: A Trojan Horse in the Home of Austerity

Article: A Trojan Horse in the Home of Austerity | Global politics | Scoop.it
Grexit will be just the start of a whole new Sophocles-inspired tragedy. Once one nation breaks with the single currency, the monetary union itself is totally exposed. The (Neoliberal) Goddess of the Market will be eagerly looking for the next victim -- Spain, Italy, Ireland. The democracy Trojan horse now lies, in silence, in the home of austerity. The battle is about to begin.
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The so-called EU "institutions" -- along with cosmically mediocre politicians of wealthy EU nations -- behaved like barbarians all along, proving, graphically, how the whole Kafkaesque EU construction hates democracy with a vengeance.

Brussels and Berlin proved they are in the regime change business. Updating the exceptionalists on Iraq in 2003, they were advocating the destruction of a democratically elected government via economic Shock and Awe. Their subsequent wet dream was to impose renewed austerity on an interim, unelected technocratic government.

This past week, relentless scare tactics -- deployed by Jeroen Dijsselbloem, the Eurogroup chairman, or European Commission (EC) president and certified opportunist Jean-Claude Juncker -- asserted that voting "No" would mean a Grexit. Now, the real possibility of a Grexit is threatening to destroy the euro.

The utmost fear of these cosmically mediocre politicians is that other European democracies -- starting with Spain in the fall -- would start forcefully saying "No" to the austerity obsession.

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From 'No' to 'Yes': Rejection of Austerity Just Beginning of European Battle

From 'No' to 'Yes': Rejection of Austerity Just Beginning of European Battle | Global politics | Scoop.it
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In a statement posted to his personal blog, Varoufakis said he "shall wear the creditors' loathing with pride" after it was made clear to him that his "absence" from future talks was urged by negotiating members of the so-called Troika—the European Commission, European Central Bank, and International Monetary Fund.

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‘EU would do anything to keep Greece in union’

‘EU would do anything to keep Greece in union’ | Global politics | Scoop.it
Brussels and Washington don’t want to lose Greece because of geopolitical and geostrategic aspects and will do anything to prevent that from happening, said geopolitical analyst Patrick Henningsen.
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The "EU Treaty", or "Constitution", as it was called, was being rejected by the European voters. So the politicians decided to get it backdoor by denying the people their sovereignty, as they refused to hold referendums. The only country which voted for their constitutional obligation was Ireland and the people voted "No", and they were forced to vote again afterwards. The European political class gave an amazing lesson in "democracy"!!! Which is why they are criticising the Greek referendum (direct democracy) as not democratic!!! They actually fear democracy like the plague. And we have the politicians we deserve: good for nothing, yesmen of Americans, the European economy goes from bad to worse, we lose markets, and we keep freaky sanctions against Russia on behalf of a Fascistoid regime in Ukraine which costs us dearly (no money for the Greek democracy, but billions for the junta in Kiev!!!). Shame! shame!

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The big fat Greek debt divorce

The big fat Greek debt divorce | Global politics | Scoop.it
The drama is far from over but the third reel has begun. Expect chaos, vast upheaval and ultimately a lure of redemption, even though that finale is months, maybe years, away.
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Obsequious apparatchiks such as Euro Parliament speaker Martin Schulz have been humiliated for their self-righteous scaremongering and assorted threats. Nevertheless the outlook is far from easy for Mr. Tsipras. A wounded EU is incapable of delivering the required debt forgiveness. Greece is a de facto former eurozone member - the question is merely which day and by which process. Syriza may prefer expulsion to maintain their stance as beacons of freedom against the totalitarian diktats of German led Euro Imperialists. That Germany was the largest beneficiary of 20th century debt write-offs, has, for now at least, been broadly ignored. Sometime (probably this week) before July government salaries fall due, Greece must start issuing IOUs to cover payments they cannot afford in euro. Moreover, banks will require imminent surgery and injection of new currency which is unlikely to be in euro.

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​England male football team branded ‘sexist morons’ after ‘patronizing’ tweet

​England male football team branded ‘sexist morons’ after ‘patronizing’ tweet | Global politics | Scoop.it
Social media staff for England’s male football team have been forced to remove an “appalling” and “sexist” tweet about the women’s national team after it attracted an outpouring of anger on social media.
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'​48 hours of hell’: UK’s biggest sex festival scandalizes sleepy village

'​48 hours of hell’: UK’s biggest sex festival scandalizes sleepy village | Global politics | Scoop.it
Residents of a sleepy village in Gloucestershire were left scandalized over the weekend when the UK’s largest sex festival set up camp, bringing with it ‘intolerable’ levels of noise.
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Depression makes your brain smaller – study

Depression makes your brain smaller – study | Global politics | Scoop.it
Persistent depression shrinks the human brain’s center responsible for emotions and memory that might lead to changes in a person’s behavior and even losing their identity, a global interdisciplinary study has revealed.
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Greek referendum fallout

Greek referendum fallout | Global politics | Scoop.it
As the Greeks voted to reject the international creditors’ terms, the finance minister and main negotiator in the debt talks, Yanis Varoufakis, announced his resignation to facilitate a better deal as the negotiations on Athens’ bailout continue.
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Greece should stay in the euro – European Commission

Greece should stay in the euro – European Commission | Global politics | Scoop.it
Greece should stay within the eurozone, said European Commission Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis speaking at a news conference, adding that eurozone stability was safe.
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Dombrovskis is an apparatchik now, and he must have forgotten his native land. In fact the Baltic states are gearing to a Greek scenario, they are falling into the debt trap in order to pay for the weapons they are buying because of their maniatic Russophobia, as exploited by their "allied" arms merchants and bankers... And he also should correct himself: the Greeks haven't seen all those billions he claims Europe gave them, the monies went down the Big Banking drain, which has been the only one to reap profit out of this austerity catastrophic policy.

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