jueves, 22 de junio de 2017

Poussières d'empire britannique, par Cécile Marin (Le Monde diplomatique, juin 2017)

Poussières d'empire britannique, par Cécile Marin (Le Monde diplomatique, juin 2017)

 En 1920, Londres règne sur un quart de la population mondiale. Il s’agit
du plus grand empire de l’histoire de l’humanité. Un siècle plus tard,
la géographie britannique a changé. Le
rayonnement de la Couronne demeure néanmoins considérable, notamment à
travers le Commonwealth, tout comme celui de la langue anglaise, souvent
considérée comme l’idiome de la mondialisation.

 Avant le déclin

US Special Forces Will Wage War in Africa “For at Least A Generation” - TruePublica

US Special Forces Will Wage War in Africa “For at Least A Generation” - TruePublica

 

By Thomas Gaist and Eddie Haywood wsws.org
– The number of American commandos fighting in Africa grew by 600
percent between 2006 and 2010, and by another 1000 percent between 2010
and 2016, according to documents authored by General Donald Bolduc, head
of the Pentagon’s Special Operations Command-Africa (SOCAFRICA).


 


US Special Forces soldiers are waging over 100 missions in Africa at
any given time, according to the leaked documents. AFRICOM headquarters
in Stuttgart-Mohringen, Germany manages a growing empire of Special
Forces bases and infrastructure, the documents show, including commands
focused on the Horn of Africa, Uganda, West Africa, Trans-Sahara, as
well as a “Naval Special Warfare Unit 10” and a “Joint Special
Operations Air Component Africa.”

 

Bankruptocracy - How Bankrupt Banks Rule the Economy Today | Explained by Yanis Varoufakis

Bankruptocracy - How Bankrupt Banks Rule the Economy Today | Explained by Yanis Varoufakis

 

Bankruptocracy – How Bankrupt Banks Rule the Economy Today  | Explained by Yanis Varoufakis






In this video we talk to the founder of the Democracy in Europe Movement 2025,
author & former finance minister of Greece, Yanis
Varoufakis, about the financial crisis of 2008 and how it paved the way
for a new global regime called Bankruptocracy.



VIDEO: Bankruptocracy – How Bankrupt Banks Rule the Economy Today

 https://youtu.be/jlW9DCRQeiE

 Yanis Varoufakis - Bankruptocracy

The Iran-US Drone War in Syria Could Quickly Spin Out of Control | The Nation

The Iran-US Drone War in Syria Could Quickly Spin Out of Control | The Nation

 Tensions between the United States and Iran
have heated up in recent weeks, as the two tangle over the shape of
postwar Syria and Iraq. The United States is attempting to block Iran
from overland access to Syria, and the ayatollahs are pushing back with
sophisticated drones. The United States has shot down two large, armed,
unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in the past two weeks, which were
targeting US troops and their proxies. A week ago, Secretary of State
Rex Tillerson explicitly called in an open session of Congress for
regime change in Iran. At the same time, Washington depends on
pro-Iranian militias in Iraq in its final push against the so-called
Islamic State (aka ISIL, ISIS, Daesh) group there. The apparent US
ambition of controlling the 372-mile Syrian-Iraqi border is implausible,
and the attempt will prolong the bloody Syrian civil war.

 iran missile syria


In a photo released on June 19, a missile is fired from western Iran targeting the Islamic State in Syria. (IRIB News Agency, Morteza Fakhrinejad via AP)

 

US seeks to ‘milk’ terrorism sponsor Saudi Arabia – Iran's Revolutionary Guard to RT — RT News

US seeks to ‘milk’ terrorism sponsor Saudi Arabia – Iran's Revolutionary Guard to RT — RT News

 EXCLUSIVE: Iran preparing to publish evidence US supporting ISIS – Revolutionary guard media adviser
Read more here: on.rt.com/8fne

 

Destabilizing the Middle East (yet more) , by William D. Hartung (Le Monde diplomatique - English edition, June 2017)

Destabilizing the Middle East (yet more) , by William D. Hartung (Le Monde diplomatique - English edition, June 2017)

 ‘In other words, what a time for the Trump administration to offer its
all-in support for the plans of an aggressive yet fragile regime whose
reckless policies could even spark a
regional war. Maybe it’s time for opponents of a stepped-up U.S.
military role in the Middle East to throw Donald Trump a big, glitzy
parade aimed at boosting his ego and dampening his enthusiasm for the
Saudi royal family. It might not change his policies, but at least it
would get his attention.’

 

The Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity : Our Rush to War in Syria -- It’s a Disaster in the Making

The Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity : Our Rush to War in Syria -- It’s a Disaster in the Making

 The US claims that the Syrian jet it shot down was attacking US-backed
forces in Syria. The Syrians claim it was attacking terrorists
affiliated with ISIS and al-Qaeda. But they're both right. They are
terrorists who have been affiliated with ISIS and al-Qaeda...and they
are US-backed!

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The Reason Behind the US Government’s Secret Hatred of Europeans

The Reason Behind the US Government’s Secret Hatred of Europeans

 The reason for the US government’s hostility — at least since 4 February 2014 —toward Europeans, has been a mystery, until now:

 The Reason Behind the US Government’s Secret Hatred of Europeans

The Economic Fallacy of Austerity - Project for Democratic Union (PDU)

The Economic Fallacy of Austerity - Project for Democratic Union (PDU)

 Austerity measures were in fact counterproductive to reaching the goal
of reducing government debt. European policies in the aftermath of the
"great recession" of 08/09 have been
actively harmful for the Greek economy. They have induced economic
effects directly opposing those intended by those policies. Instead of
reducing debt to GDP ratio to a healthy level, they have actually done
the opposite. The IMF is exactly right to demand debt relief before
contributing to more loans. To oppose this position is an economic
absurdity. To oppose it on grounds of pre-election political maneuvering
also is dishonest to voters. The European project will never succeed
without fiscal transfers from richer to poorer regions of the Union.

 

German finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble and the IMF’s managing director Christine Lagarde.

An In-Depth Look At The Deep State & Shadow Government – Collective Evolution

An In-Depth Look At The Deep State & Shadow Government – Collective Evolution

 What is the 'deep state' and 'shadow government'? Why you should be aware and how it effects you.

 

The Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity : Ron Paul: ‘US Should Mind its Own Business; It Shouldn’t be in Syria’

The Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity : Ron Paul: ‘US Should Mind its Own Business; It Shouldn’t be in Syria’

 The United States military has no business being in Syria. It is
operating inside Syrian territory illegally, Ron Paul tells RT at the
link. He added: "When we go over there and decide that we are going to
take over, it is an act of aggression, and I am positively opposed to
that."

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Full Extended Interview: Arundhati Roy on Democracy Now! | Democracy Now!

Full Extended Interview: Arundhati Roy on Democracy Now! | Democracy Now!

 Full Extended Interview: Arundhati Roy on writing fiction, the crisis in Kashmir, Eduardo Galeano, John Berger & more.

 S6 new yorker

Pity the poor, and pity the poor Palestinians – Middle East Monitor

Pity the poor, and pity the poor Palestinians – Middle East Monitor

 "Gaza is forced to rely solely on Israel for electricity, which is only
right and proper given that as the occupying power the Zionist state has
a legal duty to provide the people under occupation with the
necessities of life."

 Middle East Monitor

Alibaba’s Jack Ma warns evolving technology could cause World War III | The Independent

Alibaba’s Jack Ma warns evolving technology could cause World War III | The Independent

 

Chinese business magnate Jack Ma
said that evolving technologies are likely to pose a threat to more
than just the job market and could in fact trigger a Third World War.



In an interview with CNBC, the billionaire chairman of Alibaba said that world leaders have a duty to educate people to prevent the pain caused by a rapid rise in automation and artificial intelligence.



"The first technology revolution caused World War I," he said. "The
second technology revolution caused World War II. This is the third
technology revolution."

 

In Apocalyptic Vandalism, ISIL blows up 800-year-old Nuri Mosque in Mosul | Informed Comment

In Apocalyptic Vandalism, ISIL blows up 800-year-old Nuri Mosque in Mosul | Informed Comment

 In Apocalyptic Vandalism, ISIL blows up 800-year-old Nuri Mosque in Mosul

 

US Plot for Future Syria: 'No Territorial Integrity, Special Plans for Raqqa'

US Plot for Future Syria: 'No Territorial Integrity, Special Plans for Raqqa'

 We found out why the forces of the US-led coalition "first destroyed Syrian #Su-22 fighter-bomber and then downed its UAV." Spoiler alert: it may be a message to Moscow.

 A Kurdish fighter from the People's Protection Units (YPG) looks at a smoke after an coalition airstrike in Raqqa, Syria June 16, 2017

SPAIN AGAINST THE CATALONIA NATION -- Catalan police exclusion from Europol ‘can compromise’ European security, warns Eurocop | VilaWeb

Catalan police exclusion from Europol ‘can compromise’ European security, warns Eurocop | VilaWeb

 

 

 

Catalan police exclusion from Europol ‘can compromise’ European security, warns Eurocop

 

Politicizing security puts citizens at risk. The Catalan police
force, the Mossos d’Esquadra, should have access to Europol databases
and forums just like any other competent security authority in Europe,
said the president of Eurocop, Àngels Bosch, in an interview with the
CNA. Following the outrage in Catalonia that the Basque police force,
Ertzaitza, was granted access to Europol by the Spanish government while
the Mossos were kept out, the European police union leader said this
can “compromise” Europe’s security. “A lack of commitment between
different security forces, a lack of coordination, or subpar
communication and exchange of information can compromise the whole
European area,” she explained.




Mossos d’Esquadra agents are the “competent” police force in
Catalonia, including in the fight against terrorism and organized crime.
“Europol should be able to maintain direct contact with every competent
authority on security in every member state,” said Àngels Bosch, who is
also vice secretary general of the police union in Catalonia. In fact,
the European police union has “lobbied for years” to achieve this, she
said.


“A large part of the border territory between Spain and France is in
Catalonia, and the Mossos d’Esquadra, the Catalan police, is the
competent authority, so it’s only normal that it have access to Europol
forums,” the union leader added. According to Bosch, agents “do not
understand” why the Mossos and the Basque police are treated differently
when it comes to accessing Europol information.

  

https://youtu.be/bXlt7JiK_IA

SPAIN AGAINST THE CATALONIA NATION --- Constitutional Court rules against ‘Foreign Affairs’ designation of Catalan ministry but endorses external action | VilaWeb

Constitutional Court rules against ‘Foreign Affairs’ designation of Catalan ministry but endorses external action | VilaWeb

 

Constitutional Court rules against ‘Foreign Affairs’ designation of Catalan ministry but endorses external action

 

The Constitutional Court (TC) nullified the designation ‘Foreign
Affairs’ for Raül Romeva’s ministry on Wednesday , but endorsed the
Catalan government’s activities abroad, as long as they “do not infringe
State powers”. By nullifying the designation, which in fact is no
longer used, the court upheld only part of the the Spanish government’s
appeal against the denomination as well as certain powers of the Catalan
foreign affairs ministry. The magistrates ruled that the Catalan
government “can carry out activities of external projection, whenever
derived from its powers and for the promotion of its interests, and
always respecting the powers that the Constitution reserves exclusively
for the State in the area of external relations.” In other words, as
long as the Catalan government’s activities abroad do not clash with
state foreign policy.




The ruling is in line with the same doctrine the court used when
deliberating on the State’s appeal against the Law 16/2014 of exterior
action and relations with the Europe Union. Back then, the
Constitutional Court ratified the capacity of the government to take
action abroad as long as it respected the exclusive powers of the State
over foreign policy. Wednesday’s ruling –which passed unanimously-
justified the nullification of the term ‘Foreign Affairs’ because “it is
identical to that of the State”, which “can cause confusion and lead to
interference in the direction and execution of Spanish foreign policy”.
However, the Catalan government had already changed the name of the
ministry so as to avoid this conflict with Madrid.


With this ruling the Constitutional Court accepts only part of the
Spanish government’s appeal against the decree of the “establishment,
designation and area of powers” of the Ministry of Institutional Affairs
and Relations and Exterior and Transparency, which was initially called
the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Institutional Relations and
Transparency.

 

miércoles, 21 de junio de 2017

SPAIN AGAINST THE CATALONIA NATION ---- Spain excludes Catalan police from Europol while granting access to Basques | VilaWeb

Spain excludes Catalan police from Europol while granting access to Basques | VilaWeb:

 

 Spain excludes Catalan police from Europol while granting access to Basques

 

The Catalan government expressed outcry after the Spanish executive
granted the Basque police, Ertzaintza, access to the Europol database
while excluding the Catalan police, the Mossos d’Esquadra. Spanish and
Basque officials came to an agreement about the matter in a security
coordination meeting, which also generated uneasiness in Catalonia, as
its executive has called for a similar bilateral meeting for years. The
last one between Madrid and Barcelona was held back in 2009, although
the Spanish government had committed to holding one on a yearly basis.




Catalan Minister of Home Affairs Jordi Jané stated that “the
bilateral security coordination meeting in the Basque country has been
held while calls and letters from Catalonia are not answered”. “Why, if
not for political reasons?,” he wondered. Jané warned that the country
shares a border with France and “in a few hours a French terrorist can
be in the Empordà,” in northern Catalonia.


Spain’s Secretary of Home Affairs José Antonio Nieto said the
bilateral security coordination meeting will only be called in an
“atmosphere of agreement and trust” between the Spanish and Catalan
executives. Nieto also suggested this is unlikely as long as members of
the Catalan government try to “deliberately violate” the law by calling
an independence referendum.

SPAIN AGAINST THE CATALONIA NATION --Court admits case against Catalan minister for ballot box purchase | VilaWeb

Court admits case against Catalan minister for ballot box purchase | VilaWeb

 The government questioned the 'legal basis' of the case against the minister

 

A Catalan government minister is to end up in court for buying ballot
boxes. Catalonia’s Supreme Court (TSJC) notified the Catalan Minister
for Public Administrations Meritxell Borràs that it has admitted the
complaint filed against her for the purchase of ballot boxes for use in
the October 1 referendum. This is the latest in a series of court cases
against pro-independence officials, following the prosecution of the
Catalan Parliament President Carme Forcadell and former Catalan
President Artur Mas, who was banned from office for organizing a
symbolic vote on independence in 2014. “We will keep going forward,”
said the spokeswoman of the executive, Neus Munté, after the legal
challenge against the purchase of the ballot boxes was confirmed.




A High Court representative went to the Catalan Government
headquarters in Barcelona on Tuesday during the weekly Executive Council
meeting to personally notify the Catalan minister of the complaint.
Borràs signed the required documents along with the Catalan President
Carles Puigdemont, Vice President Oriol Junqueras, and the rest of the
executive’s members. Catalonia’s public prosecutor presented the
complaint against Borràs and her former number two, Francesc Esteve, on
May 16, following orders from Spanish Public Prosecutor José Manuel
Maza.


Two companies are bidding to supply the 8,000 ballot boxes needed for
the independence referendum. Each of them has made an offer to the
government, which now has to take a decision. The interested companies
had to submit a tender to be approved and present their offer to supply
the ballot boxes. However, as the judicial complaint had already been
presented, the contracting board overseeing the process decided to
include four members of the government rather than civil servants so as
to avoid putting public workers at risk.

 

 

Washington Crossed the Red Line in Syria | New Eastern Outlook

Washington Crossed the Red Line in Syria | New Eastern Outlook

 The actions the Pentagon has recently been taking in Syria resulted in
the extreme risk of a direct armed engagement between American troops
illegally deployed in Syria and the forces of Syrian president, Bashar
al-Assad. Upon realizing the success of anti-terrorist operation which
Syrian armed forces were conducting together with Russian and Iranian
forces in bid to liberate regions still under Islamic State control,
Washington decided to establish a foothold in the country before the
conflict ends. Once Syrian troops reached the border areas with Iraq, it
jeopardized all plans Washington has been making toward the
establishment of a large US-controlled zone in the east of Syria, a
scenario that would have affected both the future of the country and the
negotiation process to end the war.

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Russia Halts Cooperation with US in Syrian Airspace | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

Russia Halts Cooperation with US in Syrian Airspace | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

 

STEPHEN
LENDMAN: Unlike America, Moscow respects the sovereignty and
territorial integrity of all nations. Part of its mission is preserving
them in Syria.

Its military operations scrupulously try avoiding confrontation with US-led coalition warplanes and ground forces.

 

Self-Defense Is No Defense for US Acts of War in Syria

Self-Defense Is No Defense for US Acts of War in Syria

 The shooting down of a Syrian fighter jet by US forces this week comes
on the back of several aggressive actions by American military on the
ground. Taken together the US actions
mark an alarming escalation of intervention in the Syrian war – to the
point where the Americans can be said to be now openly at war against
Syria.

 Self-Defense Is No Defense for US Acts of War in Syria

The World Society Needs to Express Greater Solidarity for Refugees Worldwide | By Hanif Hassan Al Qassim | Common Dreams

The World Society Needs to Express Greater Solidarity for Refugees Worldwide | By Hanif Hassan Al Qassim | Common Dreams

 “No one puts their children in a boat unless the water is safer than the land.”

 

A man carries a child as they arrives with other refugees on the shores
of the Greek island of Lesbos after crossing the Aegean sea from Turkey
on a inflatable boat on October 1, 2015 near village of Skala
Sikaminias, Greece. Despite bad weather due to the upcoming Autumn,
migrants and refugees are risking their lives in search of a better one
in the European Union. (Photo: Matej Divizna/Getty Images)

US: overt and covert destabilisation, by Hernando Calvo Ospina (Le Monde diplomatique - English edition, August 2007)

US: overt and covert destabilisation, by Hernando Calvo Ospina (Le Monde diplomatique - English edition, August 2007)

 When a scandal in the 1980s revealed the CIA’s 35 years of international
manipulations, President Ronald Reagan established the National
Endowment for Democracy as a more
discreet and less controversial instrument. It had the same purpose – to
destabilise unfriendly governments by funding the opposition.

 

No More Games: Russia Vows to Track and Target Any US Aircraft ‘West of the Euphrates’ | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

No More Games: Russia Vows to Track and Target Any US Aircraft ‘West of the Euphrates’ | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

 Moscow sends a crystal-clear message to Washington: The games in Syria are over.

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Moscow has also cut its military communication line with the US in Syria.



The Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity : Self-Defense Is No Defense for US Acts of War in Syria

The Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity : Self-Defense Is No Defense for US Acts of War in Syria

 Washington's claim that it is attacking Syrian government forces in
"self defense" is an absurdity. The US is illegally in Syria. It has no
legal mandate. Self defense does not
apply. So what's this about? The US is backing yet another jihadist army
to take Deir Ezzor and it is determined that the Syrian government will
not ruin Washington's plans for regime change. A bigger war is very
close...

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Israel begins work on first settlement in 25 years as Jared Kushner flies in | World news | The Guardian

Israel begins work on first settlement in 25 years as Jared Kushner flies in | World news | The Guardian

 

Israel is welcoming Jared Kushner with a new illegal settlement

 Construction work commences at Amichai, a new settlement which will house 300 Jewish people.

Construction work commences at Amichai, a new settlement which will house 300 people
Photograph: Ronen Zvulun/Reuters

Acclaimed Novelist Arundhati Roy on Telling the Truth of the Atrocities in Kashmir Through Fiction | Democracy Now!

Acclaimed Novelist Arundhati Roy on Telling the Truth of the Atrocities in Kashmir Through Fiction | Democracy Now!

 "What do you do when a people have lived under the most—under the
densest military occupation in the world for 25 years? What does it do
to the air? What does it do to the
soldiers?… What does it do to the collaborators?… What does it do to
Indians, who are not protected from this war?" - Arundhati Roy

 S5 kashmir 2

Rabbi Calls for Poisoning of Palestinian Water Supply | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

Rabbi Calls for Poisoning of Palestinian Water Supply | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

 Group member Yehuda Shaul said, according to WAFA, that the aim behind
poisoning water in the West Bank is to push Palestinians out of their
towns and cities in order to allow settlers to take over Palestinian
lands.

 

Huge advances by Syrian army transform Syrian war

Huge advances by Syrian army transform Syrian war

 Blitzkrieg in #Syria.

 https://theduran.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Syrian-army.jpg

SPAIN AGAINST THE CATALONIA NATION --- Catalan News Agency - Catalan police exclusion from Europol 'can compromise' European security, warns Eurocop

Catalan News Agency - Catalan police exclusion from Europol 'can compromise' European security, warns Eurocop

 Politicizing security puts citizens at risk. Catalan police needs access
to Europol database, says the president of Eurocop, Àngels Bosch, to Catalan News Agency.

 

Catalan police exclusion from Europol 'can compromise' European security, warns Eurocop

CNA

Brussels (ACN).- Politicizing security puts citizens at
risk. The Catalan police force, the Mossos d'Esquadra, should have
access to Europol databases and forums just like any other competent
security authority in Europe, said the president of Eurocop, Àngels
Bosch, in an interview with the CNA. Following the outrage in Catalonia
that the Basque police force, Ertzaitza, was granted access to Europol
by the Spanish government while the Mossos were kept out, the European
police union leader said this can "compromise" Europe's security. "A
lack of commitment between different security forces, a lack of
coordination, or subpar communication and exchange of information can
compromise the whole European area," she explained. 


Mossos d'Esquadra agents are the "competent" police force in
Catalonia, including in the fight against terrorism and organized crime.
"Europol should be able to maintain direct contact with every competent
authority on security in every member state," said Àngels Bosch, who is
also vice secretary general of the police union in Catalonia. In fact,
the European police union has "lobbied for years" to achieve this, she
said.


"A large part of the border territory between Spain and France is in
Catalonia, and the Mossos d'Esquadra, the Catalan police, is the
competent authority, so it's only normal that it have access to Europol
forums," the union leader added. According to Bosch, agents "do not
understand" why the Mossos and the Basque police are treated differently
when it comes to accessing Europol information.


"We do not understand why the issue is politicized," she pointed out,
insisting that the Mossos’ powers in the fight against terrorism are
spelled out not only in the Catalan Statute of Autonomy, but also in
Spanish laws. The security of Catalan citizens "is also a
responsibility" of the Spanish home affairs ministry, Bosch explained.


The decision to grant access to Basque police to Europol forums was
made during a security meeting between the Spanish and Basque
governments. For years, the Catalan executive has unsuccessfully urged
Madrid to call a similar summit. Faced with growing security concerns,
including from the police force itself, the Catalan president, Carles
Puigdemont, decided to call the meeting himself for July 3. It is not
clear, however, whether or not the Spanish government will attend.


The Spanish home affairs minister, Juan Ignacio Zoido, said that July
3 is not a good day for him and urged the Catalan government to offer
an alternative. If in the end they do not meet, the possibility of
reaching an agreement is unlikely and the summit will only highlight
Madrid's unwillingness to cooperate with the Catalan government on
security issues.


Besides the Europol issue, the Catalan and Spanish governments are
also at odds about the recent announcement about the hiring of 500 new
officers. While Barcelona says it urgently needs the reinforcements,
Madrid argues that budgetary concerns would only allow hiring 50 new
agents. 













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Mossos d'Esquadra officers arresting a suspected terrorist in Sabadell (by J. Pujolar)

Videos



 

Empire Files: The Roots of the Philippines Trafficking Epidemic - YouTube

Empire Files: The Roots of the Philippines Trafficking Epidemic - YouTube

 Learn the centuries-long history of colonial subjugation and resistance
in the Philippines. A must-see primer to understand the roots of human
trafficking and struggle of Filipino migrants today on The Empire Files: http://bit.ly/2sTSMUP

 

Nestle Pays Only $524 to Extract 27,000,000 Gallons of California Drinking Water

Nestle Pays Only $524 to Extract 27,000,000 Gallons of California Drinking Water

 

(ANTIMEDIA) Los Angeles, CA — Nestle has found itself more and more frequently in the glare of the California drought-shame spotlight
than it would arguably care to be — though not frequently enough,
apparently, for the megacorporation to have spontaneously sprouted a conscience.





Drought-shaming worked sufficiently enough for Starbucks to stop bottling water
in the now-arid state entirely, uprooting its operations all the way to
Pennsylvania. But Nestle simply shrugged off public outrage and then upped the ante by increasing its draw from natural springs — most notoriously in the San Bernardino National Forest — with an absurdly expired permit.

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Because profit, of course. Or, perhaps more befittingly, theft. But you get the idea.






Nestle has somehow managed
the most sweetheart of deals for its Arrowhead 100% Mountain Spring
Water, which is ostensibly sourced from Arrowhead Springs — and which
also happens to be located on public land in a national forest.


In 2013, the company drew 27 million gallons of water from 12 springs in Strawberry Canyon for the brand — apparently by employing rather impressive legerdemain — considering the permit to do so expired in 1988.


But, as Nestle will tell you, that really isn’t cause for concern
since it swears it is a good steward of the land and, after all, that
expired permit’s annual fee has been diligently and faithfully paid in
full — all $524 of it.






And that isn’t the only water it collects. Another 51 million gallons of groundwater were drawn from the area by Nestle that same year.

 The Anti-Media

The world's 5 biggest refugee crises | Mercy Corps

The world's 5 biggest refugee crises | Mercy Corps

 

On #WorldRefugeeDay, read up on the world's five biggest refugee crises and how you can help alleviate them with our ally Mercy Corps!

https://www.mercycorps.org/…/worlds-5-biggest-refugee-crises

 

Climate Groups: Don't Be Fooled, Industry-Backed Carbon Tax Just Latest Scam | Common Dreams

Climate Groups: Don't Be Fooled, Industry-Backed Carbon Tax Just Latest Scam | Common Dreams

 

https://www.commondreams.org/…/climate-groups-dont-be-foole… -"This plan being promoted by notable conservatives and their industry allies is particularly absurd:
It would scrap many existing pollution controls—common sense rules that
tackle carbon emissions at their source—in favor of a market-based
scheme that would push added costs onto consumers, not polluters."
—Wenonah Hauter, Food & Water Watch

 

Climate campaigners say oil companies involved are only trying to
distract from the role they've played in creating the global climate
crisis. (Photo: Thomas Hawk/flickr/cc)

Russia Announces No-Fly Zone in Syria — War Against U.S. In Mid-East - TruePublica

Russia Announces No-Fly Zone in Syria — War Against U.S. In Mid-East - TruePublica

 

Is this the point of no return in the Middle east?

http://truepublica.org.uk/…/russia-announces-no-fly-zone-s…/

 

1953 Iranian coup d'état - Wikipedia

1953 Iranian coup d'état - Wikipedia

 Operation Ajax

The 1953 Iranian coup d'état, known in Iran as the 28 Mordad coup (Persian: کودتای ۲۸ مرداد‎‎), was the overthrow of the democratically elected Prime Minister Mohammad Mosaddegh in favour of strengthening the monarchical rule of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi on 19 August 1953, orchestrated by the United Kingdom (under the name "Operation Boot") and the United States (under the name TPAJAX Project, or "Operation Ajax").

<<<   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1953_Iranian_coup_d%27%C3%A9tat  >>

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64 Years Later, CIA Finally Releases Details of Iranian Coup | Foreign Policy

64 Years Later, CIA Finally Releases Details of Iranian Coup | Foreign Policy

 

How the CIA, MI6 and mullah Kashani joined forces to destroy Iranian democracy and steal the nation's oil (for BP)

 64 Years Later, CIA Finally Releases Details of Iranian Coup

martes, 20 de junio de 2017

France: En Marche! Landslide Election Victory Against Background of Popular Frustration

France: En Marche! Landslide Election Victory Against Background of Popular Frustration

 The differences between French President Macron and US President Trump
are well known but do they really exist if one goes to the bottom of it?

 France: En Marche! Landslide Election Victory Against Background of Popular Frustration

UAE Forces Accused Of Kidnapping And Torture In Yemen

UAE Forces Accused Of Kidnapping And Torture In Yemen

 An armed force run by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has kidnapped
hundreds of men in Yemen, according to relatives and local human rights
activists, fueling concerns about the United States’ choice of partners.

 Emiratis wave the national flag as a convoy of  UAE military personnel return from fighting in Yemen, Nov. 7, 2015.  (Ryan Carter-Crown Prince Court/AP)

Emiratis wave the national flag as a convoy of UAE military personnel
return from fighting in Yemen, Nov. 7, 2015. (Ryan Carter-Crown Prince
Court/AP)

How Fear of Russia Misleads Americans – Consortiumnews

How Fear of Russia Misleads Americans – Consortiumnews

 

NSA whistleblower Thomas Drake sees grave dangers in the U.S.
government and media exaggerating foreign threats as a means to mislead
and control the American public, reports Dennis J Bernstein.

https://consortiumnews.com/…/how-fear-of-russia-misleads-a…/

 

Photo of (left to right) Kirk Wiebe, Coleen Rowley, Raymond McGovern,
Daniel Ellsberg, William Binney, Jesselyn Radack, and Thomas Drake by
Kathleen McClellan (@McClellanKM) via Twitter

More Corporate Control of the Internet – Consortiumnews

More Corporate Control of the Internet – Consortiumnews

 

The flip side of the Trump administration’s war on government
regulations is the expansion of corporate control, which is especially
true for media and the Internet, writes Michael Winship.

https://consortiumnews.com/2017/06/20/23837/

 

Ajit Pai, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission

The Ineffable Reality of American Democracy. Who is Interfering in US Politics? Russia or Israel? | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

The Ineffable Reality of American Democracy. Who is Interfering in US Politics? Russia or Israel? | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

 WILLIAM HANNA: Thomas was subsequently obliged to step down from her job
as a columnist for Hearst News after a rabbi and independent filmmaker
videotaped her outside the White House
calling on Israelis to get “out of Palestine.” It is equally true that
while the imposing United States Capitol Complex on the left is
theoretically the seat of the U.S. government, it is in fact in the
building on the right at 251 H St. NW — the soon to be dramatically
expanded American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) headquarters —
where much of America’s domestic and foreign policy is determined.

 

 

Le prix de la Carpette anglaise (Le Monde diplomatique, juin 2017)

Le prix de la Carpette anglaise (Le Monde diplomatique, juin 2017)

 L’Académie de la Carpette anglaise
décerne chaque année ce prix d’indignité civique à un membre des «
élites » françaises qui s’est particulièrement distingué par son
acharnement à promouvoir la domination de l’anglo-américain en France et
dans les institutions européennes et internationales.

 

La fabrique des indésirables, par Michel Agier (Le Monde diplomatique, mai 2017)

La fabrique des indésirables, par Michel Agier (Le Monde diplomatique, mai 2017)

 Camps de réfugiés ou de déplacés, campements de migrants, zones
d’attente pour personnes en instance, camps de transit, centres de
rétention ou de détention administrative, centres d’identification et
d’expulsion, points de passage frontaliers, centres d’accueil de
demandeurs d’asile, « ghettos », « jungles », hotspots... Ces mots
occupent l’actualité de tous les pays depuis la fin des années 1990.

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Cécile Carrière. — de la série « Barques », 2014

cecilecarriere.fr - Collection Fondation François Schneider

WikiLeaks - Vault 7: Projects

WikiLeaks - Vault 7: Projects

 RELEASE: CIA 'CherryBlossom' & 'CherryBomb' have been infecting #DLink, #Belkin & #Linksys WiFi routers for years https://wikileaks.org/vault7/#Cherry%20Blossom

 

Full Interview: Naomi Klein on "No Is Not Enough: Resisting Trump's Shock Politics" | Democracy Now!

Full Interview: Naomi Klein on "No Is Not Enough: Resisting Trump's Shock Politics" | Democracy Now!

 Naomi Klein on how Trump became a superbrand, the precedent of a corporation becoming US president and rejecting shock politics on Democracy Now! http://bit.ly/2s85tbS -

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There’s a New Way to Make Walmart Pay for the Food Stamps Employees Rely On

There’s a New Way to Make Walmart Pay for the Food Stamps Employees Rely On

 When Walmart fails to pay their employees enough to live decent lives,
taxpayers often end up picking the tab for public assistance.

 

Data used by Trump campaign on 198mn Americans found exposed online — RT America

Data used by Trump campaign on 198mn Americans found exposed online — RT America

 

«
Vickery identified the database as compiled by Deep Root Analytics,
Data Trust, and TargetPoint Consulting, Inc. – all contractors working
for the Republican National Committee (RNC) during the 2016 presidential election. The database had last been updated in January 2017.


The data accessed by Vickery included names, birth dates, home
addresses, phone numbers, and voter registration details for 198 million
Americans, as well as “modeled” voter ethnicities and religions,
according to UpGuard’s blog post about the discovery. »

 Data used by Trump campaign on 198mn Americans found exposed online

Israel Demolishes Palestinian Village For 114th Time In Seven Years

Israel Demolishes Palestinian Village For 114th Time In Seven Years

 

Israeli
bulldozers flattened a village inhabited by the ancient Palestinian
Bedouins, a tribe that has lived on the land for hundreds of years.


Israeli authorities have systematically run the indigenous Bedouins off
of their land to pave the way for Jewish-only settlements.

 A Bedouin woman sit on the remnants of her demolished home in the Bedouin village of Umm al-Hiran, near the southern city of Beersheba, Israel, Jan. 18, 2017. (AP/Tsafrir Abayov)

A Bedouin woman sit on the remnants of her demolished home in the
Bedouin village of Umm al-Hiran, near the southern city of Beersheba,
Israel, Jan. 18, 2017. (AP/Tsafrir Abayov)