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Battle for Syrian rebel town erases border

Battle for Syrian rebel town erases border | Global politics | Scoop.it
ARSAL, Lebanon — Sunnis and Shiites from Lebanon are streaming into Syria to take up arms on opposite sides of a fierce battle over a rebel stronghold — a fight that has effectively erased the border between the two countries and underlined how Lebanon is being sucked into the civil war next door.
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Ukraine crisis: Crimea now part of Russia, local parliament declares

Ukraine crisis: Crimea now part of Russia, local parliament declares | Global politics | Scoop.it
Referendum on union with Russia on 16 March will 'only ratify decision', as Duma works on bill to make it easier for territories to join Russia
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“Journalists” Follow Obama on Ukraine

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The corporate media are a key component of the U.S. imperial machine. Although styling themselves as watchdogs, they are in fact the dogs of war, whose mission is to hide Washington’s aggressions behind a fog of lies.

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CLEA

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AFFAIRE KIMYONGÜR :

L’HEURE DE VÉRITÉ 

À BRESCIA ?

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Obama is escalating Ukrainian crisis

Obama is escalating Ukrainian crisis | Global politics | Scoop.it
By Kells Hetherington
WASHINGTON (VR) — The situation in Ukraine intensified March 6 as President Barack Obama imposed visa restrictions and economic sanctions on Russians suspected of involvem
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Peace Works 2014 | The Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace and Justice

Peace Works 2014 | The Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace and Justice | Global politics | Scoop.it
April 19, 2014 @ The Evergreen State College Olympia, Washington, U.S.A  Join us for a day of plenaries, workshops and a keynote discussion addressing the
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OpEdNews Article: Article: The Looting Of Ukraine Has Begun

OpEdNews Article: Article: The Looting Of Ukraine Has Begun | Global politics | Scoop.it
The 11 billion euros that the EU is offering Kiev is not aid. It is a loan. Moreover, it comes with many strings, including Kiev's acceptance of an IMF austerity plan. The austerity plan will cut social services, funds for education, layoff government workers, devalue the currency, thus raising the prices of imports which include Russian gas, thus electricity, and open Ukrainian assets to takeover by Western corporations.
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Remember now, gullible Ukrainians participated in the protests that were used to overthrow their elected government, because they believed the lies told to them by Washington-financed NGOs that once they joined the EU they would have streets paved with gold. Instead they are getting cuts in their pensions and an IMF austerity plan.

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OpEdNews Article: Article: Supporting the Ultra-Nationalists in Ukraine Invites Jewish Persecution, and Will Not Bring Peace to Either East or West

OpEdNews Article: Article: Supporting the Ultra-Nationalists in Ukraine Invites Jewish Persecution, and Will Not Bring Peace to Either East or West | Global politics | Scoop.it
For me, the evidence is clear that Third Reich Nazis are making a comeback in Ukraine, backed by both governmental and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). Yet, it seems fair to ask, if this is so, why have the Jews, Israel, AIPAC, and the Anti-Defamation League (the ADL) been very quiet about it? Why aren't the rabbis pulling out their beards and sitting in ashes?
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When the elected president of the Ukraine was ousted by violent demonstrations, the administration endorsed the street coup by recognizing the new government.  It didn't matter that the change came through violence.  It didn't matter that the core leadership of the street protests consisted of neo Nazi organizations.    The new leaders favored a closer relationship with the European Union and the United States.

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Crisis in Ukraine: Crimea and Sevastopol want annexation to Russia. LIVE UPDATES

Crisis in Ukraine: Crimea and Sevastopol want annexation to Russia. LIVE UPDATES | Global politics | Scoop.it
The legislature of the Ukrainian city of Sevastopol ruled at an emergency session on Thursday that Sevastopol would become a part of Russia. The Supreme Council of the Crimea on its session has
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#Ukraine In 1954, Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev transferred Crimea from Russia to Ukraine.

But why was this done? Was it, as was described at the time and for decades thereafter, a "gift" to Ukraine? If so, what motivated such generosity? After all, Crimea, the rugged peninsula jutting into the Black Sea, had not become territorially contiguous with Ukraine all of a sudden. Moreover, its cultural links with Ukraine were not nearly as strong as with Russia. According to the 1959 census, there were 268,000 Ukrainians but 858,000 ethnic Russians living in Crimea. As for economic "commonalities," the main industry of Crimea was recreation and tourism which drew its clientele from throughout the USSR.

 


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Monument in Slavjanoserbsk, Ukraine. The monument shows a Serb, Russian, and Ukrainian (Cossack).

Monument in Slavjanoserbsk, Ukraine. The monument shows a Serb, Russian, and Ukrainian (Cossack). | Global politics | Scoop.it

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Why is the Mainstream Media Ignoring the Rabid Anti-Semitism of the New Ukraine Government?

Why is the Mainstream Media Ignoring the Rabid Anti-Semitism of the New Ukraine Government? | Global politics | Scoop.it

In World War II, the United States fought against rabidly anti-Semitic fascists.  In 2014, the United States helps them overthrow democratically-elected governments.  And the sick thing is that the mainstream media is acting an an accomplice because it is purposely ignoring or greatly playing down the rabid anti-Semitism in Ukraine. 

The anti-Semitism of many of the “reformers” that have seized power in Kiev does not fit with the narrative that the U.S. government is trying to push, so the mainstream media conveniently turns a blind eye to the fact that the United States is essentially helping neo-Nazis take power. 


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Hillary Clinton: Playing a Dog-Eared “Hitler” Card | War Is A Crime .org

Hillary Clinton: Playing a Dog-Eared “Hitler” Card | War Is A Crime .org | Global politics | Scoop.it
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“I’m not making a comparison certainly, but I am recommending that we perhaps can learn from this tactic that has been used before.”

WHAT ABOUT REMEMBERING MUSSOLINI'S MARCH ON ROME, OR THE CIA_ORGANISED COUP AGAINST MOSSADEQ, OR THE ATTEMPTED COUP IN CARACAS 2002? BECAUSE THEY ALL RESSEMBLED A LOT TO KIEV 2014.

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Bleak future for Lebanon as Syria war enters fourth year

Bleak future for Lebanon as Syria war enters fourth year | Global politics | Scoop.it
The future outlook for Lebanon is gloomy in terms of its stability, economy and national unity as the war in Syria enters its fourth year next week with no end in sight, political analysts said.
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Ukraine and the Presstitute media

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The emperor without clothes dares rattling its toothless sabers. It would be hilarious if it weren’t so sad. – Sad, because the presstitute media has converted the western populace into mindless stooges, a brainwashed western population to the point of losing sense of reality, of right and wrong; blinded to the point of screaming into the bullhorn of Washington’s Assassin in Chief.

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Free Bahar

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Please join us
in saying «NO»
to the extradition of
Bahar Kimyongür
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Take to the streets on International Women’s Day – Sat., March 8

Take to the streets on International Women’s Day – Sat., March 8 | Global politics | Scoop.it
On March 8, 2014, International Women’s Day, WORD (Women Organized to Resist and Defend) will hold actions in cities across the United States. WORD will be taking to the streets in defense of women’s rights, which are under attack on many different fronts.
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OpEdNews Article: Article: C'mon baby, light my (Crimean) fire

OpEdNews Article: Article: C'mon baby, light my (Crimean) fire | Global politics | Scoop.it
The Kremlin may always decide not to annex, and use the all but certain result of the referendum as a key pawn in a complex negotiation with, not the EU, but fundamentally Germany. The EU is a mess. The "government" in Kiev is a mess. What matters is what Vladimir Putin is discussing over the phone with Angela Merkel.
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"Democratization" and Anti-Semitism in Ukraine: When Neo-Nazi Symbols become "The New Normal"

"Democratization" and Anti-Semitism in Ukraine: When Neo-Nazi Symbols become "The New Normal" | Global politics | Scoop.it
In the Ukraine parliament, extremist symbols are on display. The flags of France, the UK, Canada, hang alongside those of the Neo-Nazi Svoboda party together with two White supremacist flags.
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The ADL doesn’t address the fact that former Israeli soldiers fought alongside with known neo-Nazi militants who now claim to reject antisemitism. This sends the paradoxical message that neo-Nazism is somehow acceptable. It is worth noting that the US media as well as the ADL refrain from using the terms “neo-Nazi” , neo-fascist and “extremist”. Instead of condemning this abnormal alliance, the ADL sees a glimmer of hope in the “promises of Right Sector and Spilna Sprava”, groups which the Israeli media itself qualified as “fascist and neo-Nazi”.

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OpEdNews Article: Article: The "We-Hate-Putin" Group Think

OpEdNews Article: Article: The "We-Hate-Putin" Group Think | Global politics | Scoop.it
The only foreign policy show on the U.S. media dial this past week has been the bashing of Russian President Putin over the Ukraine crisis – with a slap or two at President Obama for having worked with Putin on Syria and Iran. Lost in this “group think” is the why behind this demonization, reports Robert Parry.
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But what is shocking about Clinton's Hitler analogy -- and why it should give Democrats pause as they rush to coronate her as their presidential nominee in 2016 -- is that it suggests that she has joined the neoconservative camp -- again. Since her days as a U.S. senator from New York -- and as a supporter of the Iraq War -- Clinton has often sided with the neocons and she's doing so again in demonizing Putin.

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OpEdNews Article: Article: Emperor Obama Issuing Edicts on the Ukraine

OpEdNews Article: Article: Emperor Obama Issuing Edicts on the Ukraine | Global politics | Scoop.it
President Obama has lost contact with reality. He's issuing orders to the Crimea, Russia, and the world on the Ukraine. Is he delusional or just cynical in the pursuit narrow special interests?
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When the elected president of the Ukraine was ousted by violent demonstrations, the administration endorsed the street coup by recognizing the new government.  It didn't matter that the change came through violence.  It didn't matter that the core leadership of the street protests consisted of neo Nazi organizations.    The new leaders favored a closer relationship with the European Union and the United States.

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Russia hits back at US ‘barefaced cynicism and double standards’ over Ukraine

Russia hits back at US ‘barefaced cynicism and double standards’ over Ukraine | Global politics | Scoop.it
The Russian Foreign Ministry has accused the US State Department of double standards and low-level propaganda after it published a list of President Vladimir Putin’s “false claims” about the events in Ukraine.

Moscow said that it will not respond to such “low-level propaganda.”

“We will only say, yet again, that we are dealing with unacceptable arrogance and a pretense of having a monopoly on the truth,” Lukashevich said in a statement posted on the Foreign Ministry’s website.

The United States has “no moral right” to lecture about observing international laws and respecting the sovereignty of other states, the diplomat added.

“What about the bombing of former Yugoslavia or the invasion of Iraq over a fabricated cause?” Lukashevich pointed out.


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Ron Paul: US has no right to lecture on Ukraine because of Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya - YouTube

Please note: Interview was recorded before Liz Wahl quitted RT America. The US, Russia and the European Union are all posturing with rhetoric about the crisi...

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SONS OF MALCOLM: CHINA MAKES SUES UKRAINE FOR BREACHING $3 BILLION LOAN, AND IS AN ACT OF SOLIDARITY WITH RUSSIA

SONS OF MALCOLM: CHINA MAKES SUES UKRAINE FOR BREACHING $3 BILLION LOAN, AND IS AN ACT OF SOLIDARITY WITH RUSSIA | Global politics | Scoop.it

So far, Chinese importers have only received US$153 million worth of Ukrainian grain, or 180,000 tonnes, the report said.

The report was carried by the Chinese-language service of The Voice of Russia radio. There has been no official comment from China Exim Bank on the report.


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The UK must not be sucked into the conflict in the Ukraine | Leo McKinstry | Columnists | Comment | Daily Express

The UK must not be sucked into the conflict in the Ukraine | Leo McKinstry | Columnists | Comment | Daily Express | Global politics | Scoop.it
THE drumbeat of war is echoing towards the Black Sea.
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