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40,000 NATO troops to stage massive European war games

40,000 NATO troops to stage massive European war games | Global politics | Scoop.it
After the 2014 pullout from Afghanistan, NATO is set to stage huge European war games involving 40,000 troops, about seven times the size of the recent drills in the Baltic, with critics in the crisis-hit EU calling it a waste of money.
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Article: Bill Maher Real Time interview with Bernie Sanders

Article: Bill Maher Real Time interview with Bernie Sanders | Global politics | Scoop.it
Article: Bill Maher Real Time interview with Bernie Sanders - Vermont Senator and Democratic Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders joins Bill Maher for a wide-ranging discussion before the California primary election. Bill Maher starts out saying, 'There are 3 candidates in this race, only one of them has a positive rating with people. Bernie Sanders is here!' (Cheers, cheers and more cheers!)
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Game Over: EmailGate Just Crippled the Clinton Express

Game Over: EmailGate Just Crippled the Clinton Express | Global politics | Scoop.it
This isn't a right-wing conspiracy—the FBI will unravel it all.
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Clinton email headache is about to get worse

Clinton email headache is about to get worse | Global politics | Scoop.it
Clinton’s presidential campaign has failed to quiet the furor over the issue.
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Article: Studying the Nuances of Media Lies and Deceptions, and The Making of a New Dirty Word; "Protester"

Article: Studying the Nuances of Media Lies and Deceptions, and The Making of a New Dirty Word; 'Protester' - The news this week was centered on a lie about chairs being thrown by wild and violent Bernie Sanders protesters. The media is corrupting protest and connecting the word, 'protester' with violent people.
Bad news for truth, language, and freedom.
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Article: 9/11 Disinformation: Saudi Arabia Attacked America

Article: 9/11 Disinformation: Saudi Arabia Attacked America | Global politics | Scoop.it
Article: 9/11 Disinformation: Saudi Arabia Attacked America - No explanation has been provided as to why Saudi Arabia, with its long and tight connection to Washington and to the Bush family, has any interest in enabling a terrorist attack on the US. The Saudis need American protection. They have no interest in making their protector look so weak as to be humiliated by a handful of young men armed only with boxcutters.
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Article: France paralyzed by the "War of the Lefts"

Article: France paralyzed by the "War of the Lefts" | Global politics | Scoop.it
Article: France paralyzed by the 'War of the Lefts' - France is semi-paralyzed -- the cataclysmically unpopular, nominally 'socialist' Hollande administration has introduced a draft law that drastically modifies the French labor code and essentially adopts Anglo-Saxon neoliberal 'hire and fire' in a deeply regulated, regimented nation where workers' rights and protections are taken extremely seriously.
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Hillary Won't Say How Much Goldman Sachs Invested With Her SIL

Hillary Won't Say How Much Goldman Sachs Invested With Her SIL | Global politics | Scoop.it
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 When Hillary's son-in-law sought funding for his new hedge fund in 2011, he found financial backing from one of the biggest names on Wall Street: Goldman Sachs chief executive Lloyd Blankfein. The fund, called Eaglevale Partners, was founded by Chelsea Clinton’s husband, Marc Mezvinsky, and two of his partners. Blankfein not only personally invested in the fund, but allowed his association with it to be used in the fund’s marketing. (We watched little Chelsea grow up in the White House, sad to see that she wasn't able to escape the corruption.)
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Article: Why Bernie's Strong Poll Numbers Against Trump Are For Real

Article: Why Bernie's Strong Poll Numbers Against Trump Are For Real | Global politics | Scoop.it
Article: Why Bernie's Strong Poll Numbers Against Trump Are For Real - Poll after poll shows Bernie doing better, much better, against Trump than Hillary.
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Bayer and Monsanto: a Marriage Made in Hell

Bayer and Monsanto: a Marriage Made in Hell | Global politics | Scoop.it
The two multinationals that teamed up during the Vietnam War to poison millions of people with its Agent Orange herbicide—St. Louis, Mo.-based Monsanto
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With Clinton’s Nixonian Email Scandal Deepening, Sanders Must Demand Answers

With Clinton’s Nixonian Email Scandal Deepening, Sanders Must Demand Answers | Global politics | Scoop.it
When it comes to Hillary Clinton’s State Department email scandal, reporters — and even her right-wing critics in the Republican Party — are asking the
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The real question is what kind of private conversations Clinton, in her role as Secretary of State, was having with powerful people both at home and abroad that may have involved cash donations to the Clinton Foundation and to her and Bill’s personal enrichment or her future campaign for president.
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Hand Jobs: Heidegger, Hitler and Trump

Hand Jobs: Heidegger, Hitler and Trump | Global politics | Scoop.it
Marco Rubio was the first to warn us. In March, Little Marco admonished all Americans to scrutinize Trump’s hands before giving him their vote, hands w
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Cautionary note: You might want to size up Hillary’s diminutive hands before you cast that fatal ballot.
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Feel the Hate

Feel the Hate | Global politics | Scoop.it
Many Bernie Sanders activists and supporters are understandably disgusted by the contemptuous mistreatment they and their candidate have received from the corporate-Clintonite Democratic Party and its numerous media allies….It hasn’t just been about insults, put-downs, and smears. There’s also the Clinton-captive Democratic Party’s systematic and authoritarian distortion and, yes, rigging of the primary nomination process at the local, state, and national levels. There are abundant reasons to believe that Hillary has benefitted from electoral and administrative shenanigans across the (seemingly endless) primary season. The fixing process was evident in Las Vegas recently, when the Nevada Democratic Party chair “shut down debate behind a screen of uniformed police” after the party excluded 58 Sanders delegates with sudden “rules changes” clearly made to block Sanders’ rightful claim to have won Nevada. No wonder a Sanders delegate grabbed a chair and thought about tossing it.
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Hillary “proving that there is nothing and no one she won’t sacrifice on the altar of her political ambition” (Mark Finkelstein) by sending her daughter Chelsea out to absurdly charge that Sanders’ single-payer health care plan would “strip millions and millions and millions of people of their health insurance.”
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In Nine Democratic Debates, Not a Single Question About Poverty

In Nine Democratic Debates, Not a Single Question About Poverty | Global politics | Scoop.it
A FAIR analysis of all nine democratic debates over the past seven months shows that not one question was asked about poverty.
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Watch: Bernie Sanders Tells Jimmy Kimmel His Recipe for Working With the GOP in Congress

Watch: Bernie Sanders Tells Jimmy Kimmel His Recipe for Working With the GOP in Congress | Global politics | Scoop.it
Bernie channels his bipartisan side.
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Feds fight to prevent Clinton deposition in email case

Feds fight to prevent Clinton deposition in email case | Global politics | Scoop.it
The DOJ is opposing efforts from a conservative watchdog to interview Clinton.
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Greg Palast: How the 2016 Election is being and will be stolen... and New Angles on Fukushima

Greg Palast: How the 2016 Election is being and will be stolen... and New Angles on Fukushima | Global politics | Scoop.it
Podcast: Greg Palast: How the 2016 Election is being and will be stolen... and New Angles on Fukushima - Podcast: Greg tells how the primaries have been rigged, how the general election will be rigged and casts new light on Fukushima and the threat to the USA
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Article: Memorializing the Horrors of War with 10 Must-See War Films

Article: Memorializing the Horrors of War with 10 Must-See War Films - President Obama is paying lip service to the victims of America's nuclear carnage, all the while continuing to feed the war machine. Yet war is a grisly business, a horror of epic proportions, and has become a centerpiece of American entertainment culture.
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Article: How the DLC Democrats Helped to Make Donald Trump Presidential Candidate

Article: How the DLC Democrats Helped to Make Donald Trump Presidential Candidate | Global politics | Scoop.it
Article: How the DLC Democrats Helped to Make Donald Trump Presidential Candidate - since the Democrats did nothing to expose them for what they were and are, it is all too easy for Trump to just put all the hate, fear, xenophobia, and prejudice, right out here on the (campaign) stump, for everyone to see. In other words, the Democrats helped clear the way for Trump not only by not fighting the Republicans on the issues-of-prejudice from the beginning, but in certain sectors, facilitating them.
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Article: Hillary Clinton Has No More "Right" to the Democratic Nomination Than Does Bernie Sanders

Article: Hillary Clinton Has No More "Right" to the Democratic Nomination Than Does Bernie Sanders | Global politics | Scoop.it
Article: Hillary Clinton Has No More 'Right' to the Democratic Nomination Than Does Bernie Sanders - The race for the Democratic nomination for president may not be as cut and dry as it is being made to seem.
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Article: US Attorney for Southern New York Preet Bharara Requested to Lead Drive for Redo of NY Primary

Article: US Attorney for Southern New York Preet Bharara Requested to Lead Drive for Redo of NY Primary | Global politics | Scoop.it
Article: US Attorney for Southern New York Preet Bharara Requested to Lead Drive for Redo of NY Primary - Because of delays in the response from the NY Attorney General and the approaching last primaries, and the July convention, our request for a new NY primary with safeguards, monitors, and no purging now shifts to the Honorable Preet Bharara.
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The 2016 Tour of California: Notes on a Big Pharma Bike Race

The 2016 Tour of California: Notes on a Big Pharma Bike Race | Global politics | Scoop.it
The United States has long had a fickle relationship with professional bicycle tours that has ebbed and flowed from the rise of the great American rider Gr
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Sweden’s Assange Problem: The District Court Ruling

Sweden’s Assange Problem: The District Court Ruling | Global politics | Scoop.it
A schizophrenic aspect of the entire Assange affair from the Swedish perspective is the inability of the legal establishment to let go. Despite the contrar
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Hillary’s Gun Gambit

Hillary’s Gun Gambit | Global politics | Scoop.it
Hillary Clinton’s supporters are right about one thing: she has lots of “experience” – as a First Lady, a Senator, and a Secretary of State. This i
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In fact, it is almost fool proof. But if anybody can fuck it up, Hillary is the one.
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Basic Income Gathers Steam Across Europe

Basic Income Gathers Steam Across Europe | Global politics | Scoop.it
In the last few months basic income—an unconditional cash payment to every member of the population—has been getting more and more attention in the media and social networks. Three items are especially interesting.

First, Yanis Varoufakis, the able Greek economist, Minister for Finance in the first Syriza government and well known for his trenchant opposition to Troika austerity measures bashing the poor and already vulnerable majority of the population, has become such a media star that every time he gives an opinion on political economy, some theoretical aspect of economics or economic policy, his words are widely disseminated. Hence, his remarks on basic income, which he described as “a necessity” at the Future of Work conference in Zurich on 5 May 2016, are of no small import.
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By the Numbers: Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are Fringe Candidates

By the Numbers: Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are Fringe Candidates | Global politics | Scoop.it
Within the theories of self-determination that lie at the heart of democracy and capitalism the idea of a political ‘center’ is paradoxical. Individually determined views and wants would bear no necessary relation to one another to be aggregated toward a common set of views without some unifying device. And any such device would render the idea of individual determination improbable. Propaganda was invented by (American) Edward Bernays in the early twentieth-century as just such an ‘external’ unifying device with public opinion being the views of an authoritarian elite who use psychology and social coercion to tell the public what opinions to hold. Bill Clinton was a master of ‘Political Coercion for the Hell of It’ through his use of micro polling with little apparent understanding of its limitations.
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