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Nuclear Confrontation with Russia: Has Washington Gone Looney Tunes?

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The US is playing a dangerous game of nuclear brinkmanship. Robert Scher, undersecretary of defense, has even floated the idea of a nuclear first strike against Russia. “A second option could ‘look at how we could go about and actually attack that missile where it is in Russia,’ Scher said. Yes, that’s how crazy the warlords of Washington are: in their demented calculus, nuclear war is just another “option.

Originally posted on Uprootedpalestinians's Blog:

Nuclear Confrontation with Russia: Has Washington Gone Looney Tunes?

US-ArmyGiven a series of recent speeches by leading US officials and actions, the question must be frankly posed: Has Washington gone collectively looney tunes? Even as the governments of the EU are moving to buck US pressures and ease the sanctions, the Obama Administration seems intent on marching in the direction of a nuclear confrontation with Russia. As the ancient Greek expression puts it, “Whom the gods would destroy they first make mad…” The following recent developments fit that pattern quite nicely, thank you.

On June 5, Ashton Carter, the neo-conservative Obama Defense Secretary gave clear indications he is prepared to be far more provocative against Russia than his fired predecessor, Chuck Hagel. Carter convened a special meeting in Stuttgart, Germany of two dozen US military leaders and US Ambassadors in Europe at the headquarters of US European Command. He told…

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EU Parliament President Tells Greece:Time For Another Puppet Government

Originally posted on Raging Bull-shit:

As the following post from Zerohedge confirms, the worst aspects of the EU, including its unapologetic preference for technocratic governments manned to the rafters with mediocre, self-serving yesmen and women, never seem to change; they just get worse. 

European Parliament president Martin Schulz said his faith in the Greek government had reached “rock bottom,” and, as AFP reports, that he hopes it resigns after Sunday’s referendum. Luckily, he has an idea for a solution… the time between the departure of Tsipras’ hard-left Syriza party and new elections would have to “be bridged with a technocratic government, so that we can continue to negotiate.”

As AFP reports,

Schulz on Thursday told German Handelsblatt business daily that “new elections would be necessary if the Greek people vote for the reform programme and thus for remaining in the eurozone and Tsipras, as a logical consequence, resigns.”

The time between the departure of Tsipras’ hard-left…

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A Classic Case of Greenwashing

Originally posted on The Most Revolutionary Act:

Silence of the Pandas

Wilfred Huisman (2011)

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Greenwashing (def) – a form of spin in which green PR or green marketing is deceptively used to promote the perception that an organization’s products, aims or policies are environmentally friendly.

Silence of the Pandas is about the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) – the world’s largest conservation organization – and their open collaboration with Monsanto, palm oil manufacturers and other multinational corporations that are systematically destroying wildlife habit.

WWF solicits millions in donations every year based on the image it projects of protecting endangered animals, such as the panda and the tiger. In reality, the WWF, under the leadership of the British royal family and other members of the British aristocracy, forms lucrative “partnerships” with corporations seeking to greenwash their image.

Through these toxic partnerships, WWF is facilitating, rather than preventing, the destruction of rainforests and wildlife habitat. It also actively…

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Collectives and Groups opposing Machismo in Liberated Zones: Counter-Communiqué

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Due to events that have been occurring in the Iberian Occupied Social Centres for some time we feel morally obliged to write this informative text. We are fed up with sexist and condescending, complicity and hetero speeches. We believe that feminism is a cornerstone on which to base the Commons and everyday politics and in occupied social centers, and that sexism is not  just the ego of a group of people who refuse to recognize its dynamic in their ‘machirulo’ speeches but also a structural system that we need to question, analyze and oppose every day. (note: ‘machirulo in this context seems like ´laddish male bonding that relishes machismo’) These facts only serve to confuse people and do a disservice to the world of punk, hardcore and music linked to social movements.

Let’s speak clearly: We believe  ( Occupied Self-Managed Social Centres), assemblies, collective groups and comrades should take a position against gender violence from thousands of possible fronts, and that includes exposing socially for public knowledge and collective scrutiny such ‘ anarkopunkarras’ groups  as Penetrazión Sorpressa (note. ‘Surprise Penetration’.. refers to rape while being deniable). Continue reading Collectives and Groups opposing Machismo in Liberated Zones: Counter-Communiqué

Ignorance is Bliss; Until You Are Incinerated in a Nuclear Exchange

Originally posted on Counter Information:

By Joe Clifford

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Nuclear War, brought to you by neocon idiots and corporate media.

June 27, 2015 “Information Clearing House” – The purpose of corporate “news” media is to dull your mind and insure you are sufficiently dumbed down and distracted from the real issues, by feeding you pointless irrelevant social trivia. As long as you are distracted, you are unable to organize, get involved, or seek change, which is exactly what corporate media wants, and is exactly where they have you. Don’t think so? Answer the following questions:

We have been at war in Afghanistan for over 13 years; why? What are we fighting for? Who are we fighting? Where is Afghanistan and why can’t most Americans even find it on a map after 13 years of war?

How about Iraq? Most Americans cannot find Iraq on a world map, can you? How long have we been…

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Dutch women’s rights group to fly a drone with abortion pills into Poland

Originally posted on HumansinShadow.wordpress.com:

'Abortion drone' to fly from Germany to Poland

A drone flies through the Bavarian countryside. File photo: DPA

‘Abortion drone’ to fly from Germany to Poland

Published: 25 Jun 2015 18:28 GMT+02:00  http://www.thelocal.de/20150625/abortion-drone-to-fly-from-germany-into-poland

 

The drone will set off from the German city of Frankfurt an der Oder, fly over the river to the bordering Polish town of Slubice and deliver the pills to individual women, according to the Women on Waves non-profit organisation.

“It’s a symbolic operation to show that these few kilometres represent a gulf in terms of respect for women’s rights and reproductive rights,” according to Jolanta Gaweda from…

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ECB ‘pulls plug today’. Greece to Default. Euro to crash?

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GREEK CRISIS EXPLODES- ECB ‘to end Greek bank lifeline’

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If the EU, the ECB and the IMF are willing to treat one of its members, as they have been then it’s time to end the EU experiment.

This is going to be one of those moments we look back on. What did we do when EU tried to overthrow an elected government in ?

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