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Tsipras and Varoufakis Approve of Home Evictions and Expropriation of Depositors

Tsipras and Varoufakis Approve of Home Evictions and Expropriation of Depositors | Global politics | Scoop.it
During their election campaign, the Syriza movement promised the people of Greece an end to the inhumane politics of austerity and the dictatorship of the Troika. After being elected in January, Pr...
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Global Thug State:   Information Clearing House - ICH

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 “A shadow government has conquered twenty-first-century Washington. We have the makings of a thug state of the first order.” No two sentences more clearly and disturbingly summarize what Tom Engelhardt’s Shadow Government: Surveillance, Secret Wars, and a Global Security State in a Single-Superpower World is about: a Leviathan national-security state rampaging around the world in pursuit of perfect security and creating chaos wherever it puts its grotesque girth down.

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Varoufakis Reveals Cloak and Dagger 'Plan B' for Greece, Awaits Treason Charges   :   Information Clearing House - ICH

Varoufakis Reveals Cloak and Dagger 'Plan B' for Greece, Awaits Treason Charges   :   Information Clearing House - ICH | Global politics | Scoop.it
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When you’re in a hole, the US and Britain have only one answer: keep bombing - Stop the War Coalition

When you’re in a hole, the US and Britain have only one answer: keep bombing - Stop the War Coalition | Global politics | Scoop.it
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Greece’s Syriza makes military deal with Israel that only US has made

Greece’s Syriza makes military deal with Israel that only US has made | Global politics | Scoop.it
Greece’s ruling ostensibly left-wing Syriza party signed a “status of forces” accord with Israel on July 19. The Jerusalem Post explains that the agreement “offers legal defense to both militaries ...
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Critics note that Syriza first compromised its fundamental economic values, agreeing to a Troika-imposed crippling austerity deal that the IMF (which profits off of Greece’s odious debt) openly admitted would not work and that a prominent economics professor warned will make it simply “impossible” for Greece to pay off its large debts. The Syriza government made this decision in spite of the fact that almost two-thirds of the Greek population explicitly voted against austerity in an historic referendum in early July.

Now critics say Syriza has compromised its supposed support for the Palestinians, signing an agreement with the very military that occupies them—and not just any agreement, but an agreement that only the US, Israel’s closet ally, has signed.

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Article: America's New Brutalism: the Death of Sandra Bland

Article: America's New Brutalism: the Death of Sandra Bland | Global politics | Scoop.it
Bland's death over a routine traffic stop is beyond monstrous. It is indicative of a country in which lawlessness is now integral to the police state, and extreme violence is the new norm for a society fed by the legacy of slavery, Jim Crow, the incarceration state, the drug wars, and the increasing militarization of everything, including the war on black youth.
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Salvador's Draconian Abortion Laws: a Miscarriage of Justice

Salvador's Draconian Abortion Laws: a Miscarriage of Justice | Global politics | Scoop.it
El Salvador has one of the strictest and most archaic anti-abortion laws in the world; it has a total ban on abortion, even in cases of rape, incest, and medical emergencies. Women who have miscarriages or stillborn births are confronted with suspicion from authorities. The legal system has an built-in "presumption of guilt," making it virtually impossible for women to prove their innocence.
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El Salvador has one of the strictest and most archaic anti-abortion laws in the world; it has a total ban on abortion, even in cases of rape, incest, and medical emergencies. Women who have miscarriages or stillborn births are confronted with suspicion from authorities. The legal system has an built-in "presumption of guilt," making it virtually impossible for women to prove their innocence. Instead, these women are charged with manslaughter and imprisoned. All too often Salvadoran women are forced to live a life of overwhelming stigmatization and marginalization.

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Puerto Rico en el huracán de la crisis | América Latina en movimiento

Puerto Rico en el huracán de la crisis | América Latina en movimiento | Global politics | Scoop.it
A la Isla de poco le ha valido la fraternidad del gobierno estadounidense, más dispuesto a salvaguardar las ganancias de los banqueros que apoyar el alivio de su deuda.
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The battle for Aden is a tipping point in Yemen’s war

The battle for Aden is a tipping point in Yemen’s war | Global politics | Scoop.it
The tide is turning against the Houthis and troops loyal to former President Ali Abdullah Saleh in the south of Yemen. But they and their adversaries now face a tipping point in the four-month-old civil war.
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Unique diamonds discovered in frozen lava sample from Kamchatka

Unique diamonds discovered in frozen lava sample from Kamchatka | Global politics | Scoop.it
Diamonds discovered in the frozen lava of the Tolbachik volcano in Kamchatka have geological and mineralogical characteristics so unique , that Russian scientists, thrilled with the finding, had to classify the gems as a completely new type of diamond.
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2nd Scottish independence referendum ‘inevitable,’ says Salmond

2nd Scottish independence referendum ‘inevitable,’ says Salmond | Global politics | Scoop.it
A second referendum on Scottish independence is “inevitable,” former First Minister Alex Salmon has said amid fears the union is “hanging by a thread.”
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Do We Need to Bring Back Internment Camps?  : By Ron Paul  Information Clearing House - ICH

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Spying On Our Friends Is Not a Good Idea   :   Information Clearing House - ICH

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President Assad Accuses West of Supporting Terrorists in Syria  :   Information Clearing House - ICH

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Is this America's worst error in the Middle East since the Iraq War? - Stop the War Coalition

Is this America's worst error in the Middle East since the Iraq War? - Stop the War Coalition | Global politics | Scoop.it
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NBC/Marist Polls Show Donald Trump Running Strong in Iowa, NH

NBC/Marist Polls Show Donald Trump Running Strong in Iowa, NH | Global politics | Scoop.it
Trump leads the Republican presidential field in New Hampshire and runs second in the Hawkeye State.
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Article: Eduardo Galeano, The Previous Sole Superpower

Article: Eduardo Galeano, The Previous Sole Superpower | Global politics | Scoop.it
The 13 passages take you, in Galeano-esque fashion, from the Opium Wars to Darwin's finches. It's great stuff from a man to whom history regularly whispered its secrets and it's excerpted from his late-in-life masterpiece, his history of humanity in 366 episodes, Mirrors.
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US-backed Saudi strikes in Yemen kill 120 civilians - World Socialist Web Site

US-backed Saudi strikes in Yemen kill 120 civilians - World Socialist Web Site | Global politics | Scoop.it
Saudi war planes struck a workers’ quarters and a nearby agricultural facility in the city of Taiz late Friday night, killing at least 120 civilians, including women and children.
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Syrie : les Kurdes coupent une route vitale pour l'EI dans le nord

Syrie : les Kurdes coupent une route vitale pour l'EI dans le nord | Global politics | Scoop.it
Il s'agit de la plus récente victoire kurde face à l'EI en Syrie, où les djihadistes ont été chassés de Kobané en janvier et de Tall Abyad en juin.
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Will 2015 be Britain's windiest year in two decades?

Will 2015 be Britain's windiest year in two decades? | Global politics | Scoop.it
There have been just eight calm days this year in Britain because of more low pressure systems
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Professor James K. Galbraith's statement on the Ministry of Finance Working Group convened by former finance minister Yanis Varoufakis

Professor James K. Galbraith's statement on the Ministry of Finance Working Group convened by former finance minister Yanis Varoufakis | Global politics | Scoop.it
(scroll down for the Greek language version) I spent five months from early February through early July in close association with the Greek Finance Minister, Yanis Varoufakis, and was part of the W...
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