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Most Syrians back President Assad, but you'd never know from western media

Most Syrians back President Assad, but you'd never know from western media | Global politics | Scoop.it
Jonathan Steele: Assad's popularity, Arab League observers, US military involvement: all distorted in the west's propaganda war
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Suppose a respectable opinion poll found that most Syrians are in favour of Bashar al-Assad remaining as president, would that not be major news? Especially as the finding would go against the dominant narrative about the Syrian crisis, and the media considers the unexpected more newsworthy than the obvious.

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Первые указы Трампа ударят и по России

Первые указы Трампа ударят и по России | Global politics | Scoop.it
Новости политики сегодня. Новости дня. Новости мира и России. Первые указы Трампа ударят и по России Последние новости политики на сегодня 21.1.2017. США Международное положение в мире .
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Можно не сомневаться, что инициативы республиканца в рамках реформы наверняка столкнутся с жестким противодействием, так как в США уже сформировалась «зеленая» индустрия. Более того, американский информационный мейнстрим смог донести до своих читателей опасность глобального потепления, обещая жителям климатический апокалипсис. Однако углеводородная экономика способна достаточно быстро обеспечить реальный рост благосостояния многих миллионов граждан Соединенных Штатов.
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Political science’s “Theory of Everything” on the 2016 US Election

Political science’s “Theory of Everything” on the 2016 US Election | Global politics | Scoop.it
Strategically, while the power elite have finally abandoned America’s unipolar moment, they will now maintain the US as a multipolar global hegemon receiving its petrodollar tribute. Their plans are to finally grant Russia, but not China, its own “sphere of influence” and to cleave it away from its Eurasian and Middle Eastern allies.

Economically and tactically neoliberalism, as an ideology, is now officially dead. The power elite’s corporatocracy (corporate faction) will be tamed and replaced by a protectionist, localised, rebuilding of America’s manufacturing base.

While not exactly “draining the swamp,” the new Trump administration plans on “fencing off some of the alligators” that have devoured so many innocents during 40 years of neoliberalism at home and militarism abroad.
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The 2016 US election, like all other US elections, featured a gallery of pre-selected candidates that represented the three factions and their interests within the power elite. The 2016 US election, however, was vastly different from previous elections. As the election dragged on the power elite became bitterly divided, with the majority supporting Hilary Clinton, the candidate pre-selected by the political and corporate factions, while the military faction rallied around their choice of Donald Trump.
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Chinese satellite is one giant step for the quantum internet

Chinese satellite is one giant step for the quantum internet | Global politics | Scoop.it
Craft that launched in August is first in a wave of planned quantum space experiments.
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Sidestepping the Military Leviathan

Sidestepping the Military Leviathan | Global politics | Scoop.it
Here we come to a crucial difference between American and Chinese foreign policy. Washington’s approach to maintaining the Empire has consisted of military attack, threats of military attack, military occupation, and the imposition of sanctions. These are visibly declining in effectiveness. The US currently has sanctions against North Korea, Cuba, Iran, and Russia—none of which has produced the desired capitulation. Unless Washington comes up with something quick, presumably a shooting war or a trade war, its aircraft carriers will steam in circles, slowly rusting, while Asia grows.
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The Empire can not afford to lose control of Europe’s governments, which will happen if heavy trade is allowed to develop with the Three Bugbears. Thus Washington’s hostility to all three—a hostility whose chief effect, note, has been to drive them together against America. Not good. The first rule of empires is Don’t let your enemies unite.
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New President, New World

New President, New World | Global politics | Scoop.it
“Don’t Make Any Sudden Moves” is the advice offered to the new president by Richard Haass of the Council on Foreign Relations, which has not traditionally been known as a beer hall of populist beliefs. Haass meant the president should bring his National Security Council together to anticipate the consequences before tearing up the Iran […]
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The billion-plus peoples of the Maghreb, Middle East and sub-Sahara, whose numbers are exploding, are moving inexorably toward the Med, coming to occupy the empty places left by an aging and dying Europe, all of whose native-born populations steadily shrink.
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Divide and Rule: Class, Hate, and the 2016 Election

Divide and Rule: Class, Hate, and the 2016 Election | Global politics | Scoop.it
Listen and you can hear the sneering “elite” liberal left narrative about how the big dumb white working class is about to get screwed over by the incoming multi-millionaire- and billionaire-laden Trump administration it voted into office. Once those poor saps in the white working class wake up to their moronic mistake, the narrative suggests, they’ll come running back to their supposed friends the Democrats.
It’s true, of course, that Trump is going to betray white working class people who voted for him in the hope that he would be a populist champion of their interests – a hope he mendaciously cultivated. But there are three basic and related problems with the scornful liberal-left storyline. The first difficulty is that the notion of a big white proletarian “rustbelt rebellion” for Trump has been badly oversold. “The real story of the 2016 election,” the left political scientist Anthony DiMaggio notes, “is not that Trump won over working class America, so much as Clinton and the Democrats lost it…The decline of Democratic voters among the working class in 2016 (compared to 2012) was far larger than the increase in Republican voters during those two elections” If the Democrats had run Bernie Sanders or someone else with “a meaningful history of seeking to help the working class,” DiMaggio observes, they might well have won.
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The reigning political organizations are what Upton Sinclair called (in the original Appeal to Reason newspaper version of The Jungle) “two wings of the same bird of prey.”
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Dissolution de l’OTAN et alliance militaire avec la Russie

Dissolution de l’OTAN et alliance militaire avec la Russie | Global politics | Scoop.it
Sahra Wagenknecht, au nom de la gauche allemande, prend M. Trump au mot Un système de sécurité militaire incluant la Russie devrait être mis sur pied pour remplacer l’OTAN, a déclaré dans une inter…
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Turkic speakers join forces in Iran's parliament

Turkic speakers join forces in Iran's parliament | Global politics | Scoop.it
The unprecedented formation of a cross-factional parliamentary group of Turkic speakers stirs controversy in Iran.
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How women pried open the doors to Turkish military schools again

How women pried open the doors to Turkish military schools again | Global politics | Scoop.it
Turkish women successfully pressure the Turkish government to reverse its apparently arbitrary decision to exclude women from naval and air force academies.
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Sabiha Gokcen, the world’s first female combat pilot, is one of the adopted daughters of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the founder of modern Turkey. After entering the Military Aviation Academy in 1936, she flew 32 combat missions and logged 8,000 flight hours. Gokcen became a role model for Turkish women, who had already gained suffrage rights in 1934. Read more: http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2017/01/turkey-air-force-academy-denies-entry-to-female-candidates.html#ixzz4WFIUX1Uz
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As Obama Exits the White House, Never Forget His Destructive Imperialist Legacy | Black Agenda Report

As Obama Exits the White House, Never Forget His Destructive Imperialist Legacy | Black Agenda Report | Global politics | Scoop.it
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Freedom Rider: No Tears for John Lewis | Black Agenda Report

Freedom Rider: No Tears for John Lewis | Black Agenda Report | Global politics | Scoop.it
This Russophobia proves Democratic allegiance to empire and kills several political birds with one stone. The United States scores propaganda points in its endless fight against any nation that opposes their hegemony. Russia is also used to explain away the Democrats’ defeat and distract their members who won’t call the leadership to account like they ought to do.
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After years of unsuccessfully attempting to make inroads among black Americans the right wing realized their error. They began to promote compliant corporatist candidates for office and to target people like Cynthia McKinney and Earl Hilliard for defeat. The result is now a CBC that is a shell of its former self.
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На хакера из Таганрога вели охоту Интерпол и ФБР

На хакера из Таганрога вели охоту Интерпол и ФБР | Global politics | Scoop.it
Новости дня. Новости Таганрог сегодня На хакера из Таганрога вели охоту Интерпол и ФБР Новости Россия Последние новости на сегодня, 20.1.2017. Новости 2016
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Знакомые Станислава считают, что нельзя скромно молчать в такой ситуации. Здесь необходима поддержка всей России. Нельзя просто просить разъяснений у испанских властей по поводу причин задержания гражданина России, а необходимо требовать его освобождения и возращения на родину.
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The Trump Speech That No One Heard

The Trump Speech That No One Heard | Global politics | Scoop.it
This is why none of the major media published Trump’s comments. The corporate bosses who own the media have nothing to gain by promoting the views of a populist executive who wants to minimize the carnage by working cooperatively with foreign leaders the media has already designated as ‘enemies of the state’, like Vladimir Putin. How does that advance the media’s agenda?

It doesn’t, which is why they’d rather the public remain in the dark about what Trump actually said.
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Trump’s approach to foreign policy may seem commendable given the disastrous results in Afghanistan, Libya, Syria and Iraq, but it is also a dramatic departure from the last 70 years of activity during which time the United States has either overthrown or attempted to overthrow 57 foreign governments. (According to author William Blum) This is why the political class and their wealthy constituents are so worried about Trump, it’s because they don’t want the new president mucking-around in a process he doesn’t understand, a process that has reshaped the world in a way that clearly benefits US mega-corporations while reinforcing Washington’s iron grip on global power. The bottom line is that “violence works” and any deviation from the present policy represents a direct threat to the people whose continued power and prosperity depend on that violence.
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China May Introduce the World’s First Exascale Supercomputer by 2018

China May Introduce the World’s First Exascale Supercomputer by 2018 | Global politics | Scoop.it
Image credit: O01326 via Wikimedia Commons China’s Tianhe-2 supercomputer is currently the world’s fastest computer. Developed by a team of 1,300 scientists
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Where Is The Left-Wing When A Country Needs One?

Where Is The Left-Wing When A Country Needs One? | Global politics | Scoop.it
Obviously, Trump stole the election from the CIA, from the military/security complex, from the offshoring global corporations that concocted the Trans-Pacific and Trans-Atlantic partnerships that make US global corporations immune to the laws of the sovereign countries in which they do business. If the election was stolen, which it was not despite the best efforts of the Ruling Establishment to steal it for Hillary by demonizing Trump, it was stolen from the CIA and those who are ruining the economic prospects of Americans.
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The easiest way for a president to “lead” is to accommodate the agendas of the powerful interest groups. Is this what the left wants Trump to do? If not, why is the left helping the interest groups to force Trump into this role?
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Is Politically Correct or Jingoistic Reporting Fake News?

Is Politically Correct or Jingoistic Reporting Fake News? | Global politics | Scoop.it
Americans need to learn what is really going on both at home and abroad
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 Regime Change Comes Home: The CIA’s Overt Threats against Trump  : Information Clearing House - ICH

 Regime Change Comes Home: The CIA’s Overt Threats against Trump  : Information Clearing House - ICH | Global politics | Scoop.it
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The Issue is Not Trump, It is Us

The Issue is Not Trump, It is Us | Global politics | Scoop.it
On the day President Trump is inaugurated, thousands of writers in the United States will express their indignation. “In order for us to heal and move forward …,” say Writers Resist, “we wish to bypass direct political discourse, in favour of an inspired focus on the future, and how we, as writers, can be a unifying force for the protection of democracy.”

And: “We urge local organizers and speakers to avoid using the names of politicians or adopting ‘anti’ language as the focus for their Writers Resist event. It’s important to ensure that nonprofit organizations, which are prohibited from political campaigning, will feel confident participating in and sponsoring these events.”
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Compare such drivel with the declarations of the Congress of American Writers, held at Carnegie Hall, New York, in 1935, and again two years later. They were electric events, with writers discussing how they could confront ominous events in Abyssinia, China and Spain. Telegrams from Thomas Mann, C Day Lewis, Upton Sinclair and Albert Einstein were read out, reflecting the fear that great power was now rampant and that it had become impossible to discuss art and literature without politics or, indeed, direct political action.
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Le problème, ce n’est pas Trump. C’est nous

Le problème, ce n’est pas Trump. C’est nous | Global politics | Scoop.it
© AFP JIM WATSON John Pilger s’amuse de ceux à qui l’élection de Trump arrachent des cris d’orfraie, alors qu’ils étaient silencieux durant ces années où Obama balançait 72 bombes par jour sur les …
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Pas de Shelley pour parler des pauvres, pas de Blake pour les rêves utopiques, pas de Byron pour maudire la corruption de la classe dirigeante, pas de Thomas Carlyle ni de John Ruskin pour révéler la catastrophe morale du capitalisme. William Morris, Oscar Wilde, HG Wells, George Bernard Shaw n’ont aucun équivalent aujourd’hui. Harold Pinter était le dernier à se faire entendre. Aujourd’hui, parmi les voix insistantes du féminisme consumériste, nul ne fait écho à Virginia Woolf, qui a décrit « l’art de dominer les autres… de gouverner, de tuer, d’acquérir la terre et le capital ».
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Confusion over US presence at Astana Syria talks

Confusion over US presence at Astana Syria talks | Global politics | Scoop.it
A Russian invitation to the Trump transition team to send a representative to Syria peace talks in the Kazakh capital Astana Jan. 23 has caused confusion and revealed limited interactions between the incoming and outgoing US administrations.
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How women pried open the doors to Turkish military schools again

How women pried open the doors to Turkish military schools again | Global politics | Scoop.it
Turkish women successfully pressure the Turkish government to reverse its apparently arbitrary decision to exclude women from naval and air force academies.
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The "War on Terror" is a Fraud: Just one more war...

The "War on Terror" is a Fraud: Just one more war... | Global politics | Scoop.it
TV about what's REALLY going on.
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The Navy shoots at an Iranian boat. NATO throws more troops and weapons on the Russian border. The last days of the Nobel Peace Prize president...who started more wars than even George Bush Jr.
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What Constitutes a "Legitimate President" in the United States? | Black Agenda Report

What Constitutes a "Legitimate President" in the United States? | Black Agenda Report | Global politics | Scoop.it
What defines a "legitimate President" of the United States according to Kuttner? The criteria of Presidential legitimacy are simple. The President must be anyone else but Donald J. Trump. Trump's unsettled business ventures mix "official duties with personal enrichment," which is deemed “illegal” under the US Constitution. And a legitimate President certainly cannot have peaceful relations with Russia. Trump's so-called ties to Russia are grounds for treason and enough to warrant impeachment.
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The furor over Donald Trump’s “legitimacy” as president presumes that the U.S. system of rule is, itself, legitimate, at home and abroad. The Democrats maintain “a legitimate President certainly cannot have peaceful relations with Russia.” They are attempting to continue the momentum of the Obama period, which “has been the highest expression of the Democratic Party's transformation into the War Party and the most legitimate party of imperialism.”
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