Tuesday, August 1, 2017

August 10th, 2017, Northbay Uprising Radio News

The following list of topics and links to news materials are related to a weekly FM Radio news program, with finished pages posted Tuesdays at [uprisingnews.blogspot.com].
This version updated (2017-08-08)



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InDIYpendent Media
Spotlight from the Northbay Uprising Media Collective 

The PEOPLE'S TRIBUNE, a national weekly newspaper, featuring the best coverage of otherwise censored topics not commonly found in the news

[peoplestribune.org], more about the newspaper [archive.fo/HY4wT].
Selections from the August edition, 2017:
- "Whose government: The corporations’ or We the People’s?" [archive.fo/hi46Q]
- "Either the public controls the water or the corporations control the water" [archive.fo/xGWdA]
- "Activists infuriated at Bloomberg-backed coal film" [archive.fo/mXA2i], showing a shift in criticial review of the economic forces behind both "right & left" political movements operated though financially supported non-profit status corporations.


* "Corporate Money Aims to Control the Rising Movement" (Rally Comrades Newspaper) [archive.fo/9neqb],  showing a shift in criticial review of the economic forces behind both "right & left" political movements operated though financially supported non-profit status corporations. More about this criticial view of the economic regime: "Closing the Gap between Illusion and Reality" [archive.fo/mbTCR].


The economic regime over the USA is shown in the respect for human rights!
The following are examples of peoples voices, from a variaty of backgrounds, whose resources for surviving are inspiring others across the USA to follow suit, to defend our people against an unjust tyranny enforcing heartlessness over people's rights and needs.

- "Healthcare battle: ‘We won’t let our people die’ " [archive.fo/c8q34]

- "Uptown Tent City: We have the right to shelter ourselves" [archive.fo/twiaO]
- " 'I’ve never met so many people homeless for first time' " [archive.fo/GkXnu], by Keith McHenry, founder of 37-years for Food Not Bombs sharing network for feeding those in extreme circumsytances and anyone else in need)
- "A Friendly Tent City" [archive.fo/WhBCf]
- "Letter from resident of a Santa Ana homeless center" [archive.fo/qoi8J]
- "Homeless on a boat: ‘People are waking up’ " (by Robert Allan Tigro Jr) [archive.fo/jPB0d]
- "Homelessness indicts a heartless system" [archive.fo/2QiKL]

- "Fighting for a sustainable future in West Virginia" [archive.fo/bbAQj]


- "FLINT: 'I Won’t Be Bullied!!' " [archive.fo/fmeS5]

- "Trouble in the Water: Untold Story of a Compromised Immune System" [archive.fo/OGfs2]

- "Atlantic City victory in water fight" [archive.fo/o2U3G]



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ACTION HEADLINES!
Stories are reviewed and provided by Bay Area MPD Committees and Affiliates


BAY AREA SOLIDARITY
Updates on campaigns for Peace, Justice, & Freedom across the greater Bay Area, Norcal, and Socal

Tuesday, 2pm Gathering in Honor of Herb Macias @14th & E, Eureka
Herb (aka "Herbie") Macias died on Aug 3rd from being shot by a security guard in Eureka.
Friends and community will gather tomorrow, as we face the loss and injustice of his death and send our blessings for his spirit. RIP Herb
You are respectfully invited:
Tuesday, August 8th
2:00pm
Cesar Chavez Park ("Candy Cane Park/Hammond Park;" has tennis courts)
14th and E Streets
Eureka, CA 95501
We also remember and honor Colleen Branch who was killed by the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on June 23rd this year.  Colleen (who I met almost 20 years ago) died from detoxing in the jail without any medical assistance.
The day after our gathering is "Cotton Day," August 9th-- a memorial day for Martin "Freddy" Cotton when we often protest the police violence that took his life.  Ten years ago, Martin was horribly beat by Eureka Police Officers (including Gary Whitmer and headed by Steve Watson), then thrown in the jail where he died.
Herb, Colleen, and Martin were all living without shelter, homeless.  All three of them were murdered by the violence of cops who killed with impunity and had no regard for their lives. We honor the lives and spirits of Herb, Collen, and Martin. Please reject the mindset that criminalizes the victims before and after their deaths. The violence of poverty and the police state must be abolished.
Join us at Cesar Chavez Park on Tuesday at 2pm.
Please bring some food to share if you can. You can also bring a musical instrument, memories, a funny story, a supportive vibe. Times are rough, and folks on the streets can sure use some love.

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TOWARDS REVOLUTIONARY SOLUTIONS

* "A Year Of Making Noise" (2017-08-01, itsgoingdown.org) [archive.fo/CYzux] [begin excerpt]:
Above all, it seems that combative efforts have been poured into local anti-fascist organizing. The metropolitan area has seen at least four significant clashes between patriots of one sort or another and anti-fascists in as many months. With each action, there appears to be a downward trend in terms of the anti-fascists’ offensive capacity: each action sees the right closer and closer to a decisive victory. This statement is no doubt controversial, yet it is not the purpose of this essay to examine in-depth the clashes of the past several months. Rather, we intend to examine what we thought were some of the recent peaks of collective autonomous action, in hopes that it could inspire those who feel as dissatisfied with the current trajectory of things as we do. [...]
With all of this, there are several things to consider in order to hone our collective strengths. First of all, there is the dilemma of announcement: a public call allows for the possibility of people outside our milieus to participate, but ensures police supervision which will no doubt be tight. However, it did not seem to be the case that any of the publicly announced demonstrations benefited greatly due to this, with the exception of those which benefited from public attention to wider campaigns (e.g. the prison strike or the inauguration). If we have the option to gather about twenty people who know each other and a delayed police response, or gather about twenty people and an equal number of officers, the choice appears obvious. As an aside, the first two noise demonstrations also suggest to us the possibility of clandestine fireworks displays. Anyone could go to any prison alone or with an affinity group to set off fireworks and quickly leave the scene. This requires no advance planning besides familiarizing oneself with the terrain. [...]
These noise demos strike us as important because they were a measurement of our collective capacity. This refers to the number of attendees just as much as the ferocity of the demo, or seeing how many people self-organized to bring their own materials and carry out their own autonomous actions, as opposed to passively participating in something someone else organized for them. While the jail makes for a clear and easy target, and breaking the isolation it imposes on all the young folks locked inside is important, there are other ways to demonstrate our collective capacity. Could they be rebel dance parties through a gentrifying neighborhood? Or spontaneous infrastructural blockades around the city? Maybe it’s better we leave these decisions to those with more vibrant imaginations. [end excerpt]


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CHICANO POWER! 
LUCHA PARA LA NUEVA AZTLAN!


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SOLIDARITY WITH THE NEW AFRICAN NATION!
Black Power! Revive the Community! Defend the Nation!
National News [blackagendareport.com] [atlantablackstar.com] [sfbayview.com]

* " ‘Nobody kill anybody’ ceasefire underway in Baltimore" (2017-08-05, rt.com) [archive.fo/Uam2N]

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STUDENT POWER! 
information collected by the Committee to Defend Public Education!


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WORKER'S POWER!
information collected by the Worker's Defense Committee [is.gd/VOkmLr]

* "Nissan attacked for one of 'nastiest anti-union campaigns' in modern US history; United Auto Workers official condemns company’s efforts to prevent employees from organizing as potentially historic vote approaches in Mississippi" (2017-08-01, theguardian.com) [archive.is/9qqMD], photo caption:  Auto workers and others march to Nissan’s Canton, Mississippi, plant following a pro-union rally in March.


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WORKER'S POWER!
Updates from the World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU)
92 Million Strong, Worldwide! [wftucentral.org]

* "Trinidad and Tobago: WFTU international solidarity with the OWTU and the peoples’ struggle" (2017-08-04) [archive.is/Tt8tA]
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* "Declaration of the 3rd Pan-African Conference of the World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU), Affiliates and Friends 25-28 July 2017 Abuja, Nigeria" (2017-08-04) [archive.fo/5f8Fz]
NIGERIA PLATFORM -
Building on the strength of the historic and momentous WFTU 17th World Trade Union Congress, the first to be held in the African Continent in October 2016, Durban International Conference Centre (ICC), South Africa, the WFTU convened the 3rd Pan-African Conference in Abuja, Nigeria on the 25-28 July 2017. The conference was attended by 200 representatives of militant trade unions from 41 African countries, in the presence of our friends and allies.
THE WFTU HAS ALWAYS BEEN THERE! BY THE SIDE OF AFRICAN WORKERS -
The conference recalls that since it was established in 1945 and until today, the WFTU continues relentlessly the line of proletarian internationalism principle, in fraternal solidarity with struggles to secure the satisfaction of basic material and cultural needs of the African people and for all their social, political and economic rights in the African continent.
It fought shoulder to shoulder, occupying the front ranks of the anti-imperialist struggle, for 72 years, in solidarity with the working class of this continent against slavery, imperialism, colonialism, racism, and for national independence. When the class struggle in Africa was impeded by imperialist subterfuges in collaboration with yellow unions, and when for many decades obstacles were placed in trade union activity, to weaken and divert the rising tide of national liberation, the WFTU was vitally contributing to the organization of workers and to the creation of genuine class oriented trade union organizations, to the strengthening of their political, ideological and organizational level.
The WFTU stood by the side of every worker and trade union in struggle all over the world, expressing in practice, its solidarity, demonstrating its militant trade unionism, in support of all workers of the world irrespective of their language, colour and religion, placing at its disposal, the immense moral, political and material support to secure the victories of struggles for national liberation and against capitalist exploitation. Following the principle that all workers are brothers and belong to the same social class, the pioneer Working Class, with the aim of social emancipation and liberation from the bonds of exploitation, the class oriented WFTU did not waiver its obligations. It enlisted in the fight against apartheid, racism, xenophobia and discrimination.
Having assessed the deep seated challenges, the conference is reassured of the WFTU trade unions determination to fight for the attainment of rights by the working class, for the social and ideological education, the creation of militant trade unions and the emergence of the decisive role of the working women of Africa.
It assessed satisfactorily, the steady rise in the course of class oriented trade union militancy, the demonstration of increased unity in action, on internationalism and class orientation.
The struggles of workers in Africa show how strong the WFTU is, since it does not deny the basis for workers capitalist exploitation and it gives priority to the most affected and plundered continent of all, the continent which is the richest in terms of natural resources, but which has the poorest and most exploited workers.
The conference analysed the deep crisis of the capitalist system and its sharpening contradictions, in which wealth is concentrated and centralised, with the destructive and exploitative impact of the monopolies. It evaluated the role of the multinationals in driving down the working peoples standards of living; the impact on wages, on the health system; in denial of African children of education; in rolling back the most basic functions of the state; in deepening hunger and poverty and generating imperialist conflicts. As the capitalist crisis attempts to restore grotesque profit maximisation results in abysmal failures, conditions for effective resistance have been maturing. We now have a steady potential for class action. The trade union militancy is rising and workers have at its disposal, better ideological instruments for the final victory against capitalist exploitation are at the workers’ disposal.
As this crisis of the capitalist system intensifies, the conference discussed the meaning and significance of dignified work and to the class oriented trade union movement. As part of this, it guarantees a strong counter-offensive for the right to a minimum wage, to salaries and pensions which cover the contemporary needs of popular families; to an 8-hour work per day; social security for all workers suffering capitalist exploitation; to health and safety measures in the workplace; for collective bargaining; the universal right to publicly delivered health care and medicine for working people and their families; free public health and education and the prohibition of child labor.
Dignified work is also full rights to work without accidents; to food security and proper nutrition, against GMO’s consumption and it is the guarantee to full labour rights to immigrant workers.
No work is dignified unless accompanied by stability, adequate wages, social security, less working hours, health care and social services, safe houses and safe workplaces and such could only be established if raw materials and agricultural production were not plundered by monopolies and local capitalists but controlled and used by the peoples of Africa for their interests and needs.
THE CLASS COUNTER-OFFENSIVE AGAINST CAPITALISTS AND THEIR MONOPOLIES -
From the contributions of all the affiliates in the class oriented family of trade unions, our friends and allies, the WFTU in the African Continent considers its basic tasks, the main features of the Plan of Action, for a future without exploitation, with the ruthless class struggle and the counter-offensive against the capitalists, the multinationals and monopolies, for the relentless defence of our rights and the intensified struggle for dignified work.
The WFTU in Africa, places priority to the concrete expression of the following coordinated activities:
(a) The strengthening of the class oriented trade union movement in Africa with massive, democratic and open trade unions with respect for their ordinary members, for the base.
(b) Trade unions that will unite all African workers irrespective of race, religion, language and colour and that forges unity of the workers with the overriding principle that they all belong to the same social class, to the working class.
(c) Building of unions that will strengthen their class and militant characteristics. That will be schools of class struggles for workers and younger generations.
(d) Trade unions which will be internationalist and in solidarity with workers all over the world.
(e) Who will fight against imperialist wars and imperialist interventions.
(f) Trade unions which, along with everyday demands for the economic claims of workers, will also reinforce workers’ awareness of the necessity for liberation from capitalist slavery.
(g) Trade unions which will utilize and put pressure on International Organizations not to limit their action to wishes and ineffective declarations.
(h) Trade unions which will care on a permanent basis for the emergence and utilization of young and women trade unionists.
(i) Trade unions which will struggle against yellow trade unionism, against trade union bureaucracy and careerism.
(j) Trade unions which will have economic power from their own resources, from the financial support of their members. Which will not sell their role for dirty money.
(k) Trade unions and trade union leaders who will fight corruption within the trade union movement. Corruption is not a simple economic problem. It is a complex social problem with ideological implications. Corruption is a deadly risk for the future of the trade union movement.
THE MAIN DEMANDS OF THE WFTU FOR AFRICA -
Only class oriented trade unions, with above attributes can secure in the terrain of class struggle, demands for:
The immediate cancellation of the African debt; the socialization of the main means of production; the limit to and drastic reduction of military expenditures, improvement of the life expectancy and elimination of social inequality and discrimination, creating dignified employment for the poor, the unemployed and the immigrants; guarantee of access to portable drinking water, the creation of safe, quality housing for working families, the nationalisation of African land; to stop the export of waste into Africa; to preserve our environment and the ecosystem to prohibit harmful waste imports; to end the cultivation of genetically modified organisms (GMO’s); prevention and control of infections.
In addition, we demand an end to all imperialist interventions in Africa; to tackling the root cause of migration and refugees, to the destructive role of the multinationals.
The WFTU in Africa will also wage an offensive against reformism within the ranks of the labor movement, the yellow trade unions in Africa as in all parts of the world, who try to serve their own purposes, which are none other than the promotion of class cooperation, social dialogue between workers with their exploiters so that workers can never be emancipated and come into conflict with the policies of employers who literally destroy their lives. The ITUC reformists serve the interests of their bosses in their countries within the labor movement, with their institutes such as FES and AALC and when they come to Africa it is the same interests they want to serve, as modern colonizers who wear the mask of unionists.
THE NIGERIA PLAN OF ACTION -
Our trade union are committed to their duties today, the duties to Internationalism and solidarity among our ranks, directing this to the people of Brazil, Cuba and Venezuela and many resisting imperialism; to the Palestinians, the Saharawi people and many oppressed nationalities across the world. In this regard the WFTU conference undertakes to intensify the class confrontation and struggle, on the basis of the Nigeria Platform of the WFTU in Africa:
(1) Participation in the Trade Union School of Training for our trade union cadres of Africa. Greece.
(2) Celebration of the centenary of the Great October Socialist Russian Revolution and the WFTU International Day of Action (72 years anniversary), 03 October 2017
(3) WFTU Africa international event against the role of big private monopolies and multinationals. South Africa, October 2018
(4) Pre-Congress women’s conference {English speaking }Uganda 2017
(5) Pre-congress women’s conference {French speaking} Senegal 26 February 2018
(6) WFTU Women congress, Panama, 8 March 2018
(7) Congress of WFTU working youth, Rome, Italy, 02-03 November 2017
(8) Energy TUI meeting, Harare, Zimbabwe, 22-23 November 2017
(9) Africa summit on land and the agrarian question, 2018
(10) WFTU Africa continental anti-imperialist summit, annually
(11) Africa summit on dignified work, 2018-2019
(12) Africa regional meeting of TUI’s and WFTU Africa regional structures.
(13) Africa meeting on the struggle against privatisation of public services.
(14) International Africa conference against precariousness and for job stability.
(15) Africa WFTU event, for the right to exercise trade union activity and collective bargaining.
(16) Seminars on the history of the WFTU and its role in the anti-imperialist and anti-colonialist struggle in the African continent.
In this regard, we commit to the development of WFTU Africa research capacity, to underpin all the above actions.
Inspired by the 3rd Pan-African conference outcomes, we now move on to the 4th Pan-African conference stronger, more united, militantly, decisively, with a fighting spirit.
To this end, we commend the Nigeria Trade Union Council for hospitably hosting a successful summit.
WFTU
ABUJA, NIGERIA
27 JULY 2017


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WORKER'S POWER!
Updates from the UNI Global Union
Representing more than 20 million workers worldwide [uniglobalunion.org]


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WORKER'S POWER!
Updates from around the world


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HANDS OFF OUR HOMES!
[HandsOffHomes.blogspot.com][rentsandrants.blogspot.com]


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information collected by the Committee to
DEFEND THOSE WITHOUT HOMES! 



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COMMUNITY FASCISM WATCH


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Community Fascism in

/ itty-bitty Santa Cruz: 

/ Vallejo, the "City of God":


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Documenting human-rights abuse by domestic security agencies
NORTHBAY COPWATCH
[NorthbayCopwatch.blogspot.com] [copblock.org] [wecopwatch.org] [filmingcops.com], Berkeley Copwatch's "Know Your Rights" Pocket Card (.pdf) [is.gd/U20PRy] [berkeleycopwatch.org]

* "Police Chase Ends In Fatal Shooting Of Armed Robbery Suspect In Richmond" (2017-08-02, sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com) [archive.fo/AZKgX].
Jeffery Barboa, 45, killed by Vallejo police hast night - August 2, 2017 - in Richmond...armed with a machete...???


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NORTHBAY COPWATCH
"War Against The Police"
An archive of articles documenting the facts for the narrative, "FBI Report Blames Black Lives Matter, Media for Killings of Police Officers" [archive.fo/2Xj9w]


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NORTHBAY COPWATCH
Judiciary Watch


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NORTHBAY COPWATCH
Domestic Security Agencies and private-sector partners 
[icwatch.transparencytoolkit.org]; "The Gentleperson’s Guide To Forum Spies (Spooks, Feds, etc.)" [archive.fo/rBbXu]; ES/OH techniques [archive.is/HchTA]

* " ‘We will find you’: Trump administration vows war on leakers" (2017-08-04, rt.com) [archive.fo/oN8e9]

* "Trump seeks tech firms' help to modernize US govt's IT skills" (2017-08-04, cgtn.com) [archive.fo/WzFCQ]
* High tech companies (like Google and Amazon) are selling their products (which may be misused in human/civil rights violations) to police departments.
Relevant —
- [https://www.policeone.com/police-products/police-technology/manufacturers/]
- [https://www.aclu.org/issues/privacy-technology]
- [https://www.aclu.org/issues/privacy-technology/surveillance-technologies]
- [https://www.aclu.org/blog/free-future/when-big-data-becomes-civil-rights-problem]
- [https://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2016/10/19/Facial-recognition-technology-used-by-police-raising-civil-rights-concerns/5261476855448/]
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* "Migrant deaths spike on US-Mexico border – UN" (2017-08-04, rt.com) [archive.fo/J3s98]
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And next, the criminalization of criticism against Saudi Arabia through the pretext of combating Islamophobia... and eventually the outlawing of anti-"Christian" displays and sentiments...
* "Democrats Join Republicans In Bill Criminalizing Speech Critical Of Israel; I cannot imagine any reason for this egregious offense against the First Amendment except to please AIPAC and their AIPAC associated donors" (2017-07-27, by MJ Rosenberg, huffingtonpost.com) [archive.fo/3AEGI]
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Jeff Bezos's various companies act as private partner to various security agencies, and has recieved aid from such agencies, most famously from the CIA's In-Q-Tel program for commercial startups. The financial status of Jeff Bezos is one of immense stature, and is indicative what power "friends" of the CIA have in the world market.
* "Will Jeff Bezos be the world’s first trillionaire by 2042?" (2017-08-04, cgtn.com) [archive.fo/FxwwU]
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Metadata source materials -
Private individuals accessing the mainframe can harvest any data inscribed in basic code...

Meanwhile in Scott Walkers' Wisconsin...
* "Wisconsin workers embedded with microchips" (2017-08-01, usatoday.com) [archive.is/Pr91l]


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NORTHBAY COPWATCH
International Security Agencies, the Five-Eyes, and transnational partners

* "Britain needs a counter-radicalization program for its politicians, says terrorism expert" (2017-08-04, rt.com) [archive.fo/QwMFT]
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* "South Korea spy agency admits 2012 election plan to help Park" (2017-08-04, cgtn.com) [archive.fo/YWElc]
* "South Korean spy agency ‘hacked’ country’s 2012 presidential race" (2017-08-04, rt.com) [archive.fo/Fz520]
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* "Australia’s Secret Military Base: The Pine Gap 'Stealth' Anniversary Party" (2017-07-30, by Dr. Binoy Kampmark) [archive.fo/BK44H] [begin excerpt]:
The report pegs Pine Gap’s role to three operational functions, with the original one still being primary: a station for geosynchronous signals intelligence (SIGINT) satellites developed under the auspices of the Central Intelligence Agency. Originally, these were intended to focus on the testing of Soviet missiles. One estimate puts the number of radomes and satellite dishes at Pine Gap at 38.
The second features a function acquired in late 1999, when the base became a Relay Ground Station for detecting missile launches, including Overhead Persistent Infrared (OPIR) which now includes a Space-Based Infrared System (SBIRS).
The third is its interception function (foreign satellite/communications satellite), acquired in the first decade of 2000. The Nautilus report notes that two 23-metre dishes appropriate for COMSAT SIGINT Development (Sigdev) were installed within the 30-metre radomes at the end of 1999 and early 2000. [end excerpt]
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* "Google to tackle offensive contents on YouTube in Indonesia" (2017-08-04, cgtn.com) [archive.fo/oA27W]
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Elsewhere in the world...
* "Chinese Internet users hit 751 million" (2017-08-04, cgtn.com) [archive.fo/cO2VX]
* "Alibaba to equip Macao with 'City Brain' " (2017-08-04, cgtn.com) [archive.fo/QjHyG] [begin excerpt]: Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba signed a strategic partnership framework agreement with China's Macao Special Administrative Region to promote the "smart city" development of this region, the firm announced on Friday. The two sides will launch cooperation mainly on transportation, tourism, medical service, comprehensive urban management and personnel training utilizing the company's cloud computing and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies. [end excerpt]
- Photo caption: Group photo of participants at the signing ceremony of a strategic partnership framework agreement between Alibaba and Macao.



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from the Committee to
FREE 'EM ALL! 
[PoliticalPrisonersUSA.blogspot.comEnd the Drug War! Stop Jim Crow! Close the Torture Chambers! 
[solitarywatch.com] [facebook.com/incarceratedworkers] [supportprisonerresistance.noblogs.org] [denverabc.wordpress.com] [prisonlegalnews.org] [prisonbooks.info] [nycabc.wordpress.com] [powmedicaljustice.com] [sacprisonersupport.wordpress.com]. Become a Human Rights Pen Pal! [link]. 


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LIBERATION FOR ALL!
THE HUMAN RIGHT TO EXISTENCE MUST BE PROTECTED!
With updates on the broader LGBT*QI+ gender revolution

The following example of a definition of what constitutes "transphobia" is provided as it is authored by a Right-Wing capitalist whose role is to shape like-minded people into isolated individualists without regard to the natural sexuality of the majority of people. This persyn is being confrontational and outspoken in order to sell their product, nothing more, and the opinions shaped under this guideline winds up shaping the opinions of others, yet... if non-hetero ("CIS") sexuality is normal, then so is hetero CIS sexuality, which is when a male naturally rejects sexuality with another persyn's male genitalia. It is natural for people to reject male genitalia when one is naturally not inclined to be sexually attracted to such, and this points towards the reality that this is not a Transphobic philosophical rejection based on "cissexist society" ideology. Unfortunately, the capitalist Trans pundits use their status to push further and further their own ideas for the sake of "shock value", and stymies Trans persyns further into isolationism that incurs when one is convinced it is a fault for a persyn to be naturally attracted to a vagina. Natural sexuality is different than imposed sexuality


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WOMEN POWER!
END PATRIARCHY! COMBAT MISOGYNY! [rejectedprincesses.com]

The rise of staunchly patriarchal anti-Feminism in the USA since the late 1970s is alongside the public acceptance of exploitative pornography standards being accepted in publicly available media...
* "Men’s 1st contact with porn dramatically impacts how they view women - study" (2017-08-04, rt.com) [archive.fo/6aHQi]

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PATIENTS RIGHTS! 
THE MEDICAL INDUSTRY IS FOR LIFE, NOT FOR PROFIT!
Health Administration Responsibility Project [harp.org]. Get your medical records [archive.fo/FdGcJ]. Transparency against physician malpractice [archive.fo/Q9VFr[archive.fo/PEijF] [archive.fo/2sXwl] [archive.fo/hmWKp[archive.fo/4NPdK] [archive.is/551Us]! 

* "Vaccines: 'Just Get Your Damn Shots' " (2017-08-01, by Dr. Gary G. Kohls) [archive.fo/QSQvG] [begin excerpt]:
“No vaccine manufacturer shall be liable…for damages arising from a vaccine-related injury or death.” – President Ronald Wilson Reagan, as he signed The National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act (NCVIA) of 1986, absolving drug companies, pediatricians and all vaccine providers from all medico-legal liability when children die, become chronically ill with vaccine-induced autoimmune disorders or are otherwise disabled from vaccine injuries. (That law has led directly to an expected reckless, liability-free development of scores of new, over-priced, potential block-buster vaccines, now numbering over 250. The question that must be asked of Big Medicine’s practitioners: How will the CDC, the AMA, the AAFP and the American Academy of Pediatrics fit any more potentially neurotoxic vaccines into the current well-baby over-vaccination schedule?)
By Nov. 1, 2016, $3.5 billion had been awarded to more than 3,500 vaccine victims through the federal vaccine injury compensation program (VICP) created under the 1986 NCVIA law. [...]
In 1983, the CDC directed doctors to give a child no more than 4 vaccines (DPT, polio) simultaneously.
By 2013, the CDC directed that a child can receive 8 or more vaccines at once.
The Institute of Medicine published a report in 2013 stating that “key elements of the entire [CDC recommended childhood vaccine] schedule – the number, frequency, timing, order and age of administration of vaccines – have not been systematically examined in research studies.” [...]
What has happened to the health of children in America since the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act was passed in 1986?
“After drug companies, pediatricians and all vaccine providers were shielded from accountability and liability for vaccine injuries and deaths, U.S. health officials tripled the numbers of vaccinations recommended for children – from 23 doses of seven vaccines in 1986 to 33 doses of nine vaccines by 1997, which has escalated to a current 69 doses of 16 vaccines. States also increased the numbers of vaccinations required for children to attend school and, by 1997, it was obvious that a growing number of highly vaccinated children in America were never well anymore.
“The new and unprecedented child chronic disease and disability epidemic that has perfectly coincided with the expansion of the child vaccine schedule over the past 30 years is having a devastating effect on children, their families and our nation. Today, 1 child in 6 in the U.S. is learning disabled; 1 in 9 has asthma; 1 in 10 has ADHD; 1 in 50 develops autism; and 1 in 400 has diabetes. Millions more are suffering with severe allergies epilepsy, anxiety and depression, and other kinds of brain and immune disorders marked by chronic inflammation in the body.” – Barbara Loe-Fischer
“If we listen to present-day wisdom, we are all at risk of resurgent massive epidemics should the vaccination rate fall below 95%. Yet, we have all lived for at least 30 to 40 years with 50% or less of the population having vaccine protection. That is, herd immunity has not existed in this country for many decades and no resurgent epidemics have occurred. Vaccine-induced herd immunity is a lie used to frighten doctors, public-health officials, other medical personnel, and the public into accepting vaccinations.” – Russell Blaylock, MD
“The live polio vaccine…contains live attenuated polioviruses. Those polioviruses, when you take that [live] vaccine, you shed them in your body fluids – your saliva, urine, and stool…Whether you have the a viral infection or you get the live attenuated vaccine, you shed live viruses in your body fluids and you are able to transmit the virus to other people who come in contact with your body fluids.” — Barbara Loe-Fisher
”Curbing civil liberties under the guise of protecting the public health and national security has become big business. In 1982, when the pharmaceutical industry threatened to stop producing government licensed and recommended vaccines for children unless vaccine manufacturers got a product liability shield, Congress gave Big Pharma most of what it wanted in the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986.  It was tort reform legislation sold to parents and the American public on the backs of children legally required by states to get federally recommended vaccines to attend school.
“Even though by Nov. 1, 2016, $3.5 billion had been awarded to more than 3,500 vaccine victims through the federal vaccine injury compensation program (VICP) created under the 1986 law, two out of three claims have been denied throughout the entire history of the law’s implementation.  Most of the compensation awards today are for adults injured by flu vaccine – not for children required to get vaccines to go to school.
“While the government denies compensation to many children, whose lives have been destroyed by state mandated vaccines, in the past five years liability-free drug companies have joined forces with politically powerful medical trade groups to change state vaccine laws. They are lobbying state legislatures to severely restrict the medical exemption and eliminate the non-medical religious, philosophical and conscientious belief exemptions for children attending school.” — Barbara Loe-Fisher [end excerpt]

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articles recommended by the 
SAN PABLO BAY ECOLOGICAL PRESERVATION ASSOCIATION   
Campaigns, info, and more [SanPabloBayEPA.blogspot.com]. Science [discardstudies.com]. [blog.savesfbay.org] [ecowatch.com]

* " 'The Ocean is Dying': Marine and Animal Life Die Offs, California Coast; Pacific Ocean is 'Turning Into a Desert' " (2015-05, by Mac Slavo) [archive.fo/4dFrM]
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* (2017-08-03, Kay Flavell)
From the frying pan of Sacramento I return to the FIRE of Vallejo.
Today I was in conversation with filmmaker TJ Walkup, Assistant Professor Javier Arbona of American Studies and Design at UC Davis and social justice advocate LaDonna Williams on the shoreline of the Napa River, about 50 yards or so outside the gates of Sperry Mill.
Suddenly Matthew Fettig,CEO of Vallejo Marine Terminal came up with hands in his pockets and asked us to leave or he would call the police.
I asked him to show me his property line -OUTSIDE the gates of the mill. It is THIS -a tiny white chalk line on the road [archive.is/giLjO]. There is no other signage indicating that private property starts on one side of this little white line. He then accused 'your compadres' of dumping all the piles of trash. Who is he calling 'compadres', I asked. 'The opposition', he said. No, I do not live in Vallejo, he responded to my question.
My next visit was to the Planning Department in search of maps of current title holders.
This little white line would fit right into Enid Blyton's Secret Seven tales so popular in the 1950s. What would Harry Potter do? Must ask my grandchildren.
- [comment by TJ Walkup]:  I might come down there in a taco truck and make him a chicken taco. I thought he was rude and his "compadre" comment could be racist unless he's a pale chicano. He's not doing himself any favors and he owes us an apology for his false accusations. Maybe the film will kick him off his high horse so he doesn't make himself look like such a Donkey. I bet he was the kind of kid who was popular in dodgeball. God help him.
- [comment]: I think this is the "compadre" he was alluding to [archive.is/H1pKy], implying anti ORCEM/VMT folks are a bunch of commies.
- [comment]: Well if he called the police then he would have to prove he actually owned that property ... could be an interesting discovery process
* (2017-06-19, Mariateresa Canosa, posted‎ to "No! VMT/Orcem - Fresh Air Vallejo" page at facebook.com):
Greetings, Friends I have discovered something very interesting. In response to Paul Winders' post, in which he inquired about the zoning of the property, I did a little research online (I am a real estate appraiser & am accustomed to researching data like this). I was able to find the addresses / Assessor's Parcel Numbers (APN) & tax records. Then, I went to the City of Vallejo's web site - to the Geographic Information System (GIS) / online zoning map - to find the zoning of the property & something happened that never happened before. The web site gives a message that the addresses / APN's don't exist & takes you to the Mare Island Municipal Golf Course on the zoning map - away from Derr Street. It appears to be 2 parcels - 790 Derr Street & 800 Derr Street. The APN of 790 Derr Street is 0061-160-230. The APN of 800 Derr Street is 0061-160-220. I will try posting the plat map / tax map, the tax records & screenshots from the city's website zoning map. I have never seen anything like this. I also checked the Flood Zone information & I have posted that also. I can't help wondering why the city's website will not display the zoning information for these parcels? AND takes you to the Mare Island Golf Course? Was the GIS / online system programmed to deliberately obfuscate this information? This is public information. Why these parcels & not any ordinary parcel in the city? I have used the web site hundreds of times for zoning information & this never happened before. Something does not look right.

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SAN PABLO BAY EPA
Health and the Human Ecology
Monopolists enforce a regime that does not recognize the natural right to health and life. Info [detoxproject.org].


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SAN PABLO BAY EPA
Save The Birds [link]! and the Bees [link]!
A campaign to preserve and expand the habitat and populations of pollinators in the San Pablo Bay Area.


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articles recommended by the 
NO NUKES! campaign
[StopNuclearDeath.blogspot.com] [nuclear-news.net] [nukeresister.org] [nukefree.org]; National Radiation Map [radiationnetwork.com], depicting environmental radiation levels across the USA, updated in real time every minute.

* "Marshall Islands’ Nuclear Zero Lawsuit Appeal Dismissed in Ninth Circuit Court" (2017-08-01, by Nuclear Age Peace Foundation) [archive.fo/Kj9na]
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* Nuclear Resister E-Bulletin July 2017 (2017-07-31, nukeresister.org) [archive.fo/dL4Fu]:
- "Activists cut fences, occupy nuclear weapons bunker in Germany" [archive.fo/rjDaW]
- "Fr. Carl Kabat arrested again at Kansas City nuclear weapons plant" [archive.fo/NwftR]
- "Activists blockade nuclear weapons depot in Scotland" [archive.fo/ghyVi] [archive.fo/s6d7Y]
- "Anti-war activists arrested on U.S. Capitol steps" [archive.is/bvsJO]
- "Ongoing resistance at Des Moines drone command center" [archive.fo/eDrLT]
- "Fr. Jerry Zawada, Presente!" [archive.fo/FjrbW]


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articles recommended by the 
SAN PABLO BAY SOVEREIGNTY Think-tank  
[SovereignSanPabloBay.blogspot.com] [permaculture.org]


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NORTHBAY ENTHEOGENIC FREEDOM
[NorthbayEntheogen.blogspot.com]

* "More marijuana shops, less crime?" (2017-07-26, ocregister.com) [archive.fo/xTmW1]

* "GOP blocks amendment to allow VA doctors to recommend medical marijuana to vets; 'All we want is equal treatment for our wounded warriors,' said Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-Oregon), sponsor of the amendment" (2017-07-26, thecannabist.co) [archive.fo/tIIUf]
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* "How to Grow Cannabis Outdoors; Scott Buttfield/Humboldt Legends With many states legalizing recreational marijuana use, backyard gardeners are starting to cultivate plants outdoors" (sunset.com) [archive.fo/UoIki], introduction:
Cannabis was grown as any other kitchen garden plant when Humboldt farmers first started to cultivate it as part of the back-to-the-land movement of the ‘70s. California’s progression toward legalization over the last decade has made it easier for cannabis farmers to share their knowledge with you today.
Growing cannabis is “a short-term commitment with a very big promise at the end,” Scott Davies, owner of Winterbourne Farms, says. “It requires some nurturing and attentiveness, but it’s a pretty resilient and eventually rewarding plant. I know that if I grow it well, I can use the plant to alter my state, to use it to relax at the end of the day.”
Davies is a second-generation cannabis farmer, currently based in Humboldt County. He’s a co-founder of Humboldt Legends, a benefit corporation of about 30 farms in Humboldt County who have pioneered organic methods for growing cannabis outdoors.
Below, Davies shares his best practices for incorporating cannabis plants in your garden.

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articles recommended by the Committee for
ANIMAL RIGHTS 
Protect Earth's Sentient Life!

* "Nearly 2 tons of illegal ivory to be crushed in New York" (2017-08-03, cgtn.com) [archive.fo/e2QKY]


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ANIMAL RIGHTS:
Preserve the Biosphere & Web of Life!

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ANIMAL RIGHTS
Save the Whales!
Information: [whales.org]

* "Canada to use 'all resources' to protect rare whales" (2017-08-04, cgtn.com) [archive.is/CbHOg]

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UNITED STATES FASCISM WATCH
Documenting the process of fascism and for whom it benefits. [UnitedStatesFascism.blogspot.com[exposefacts.org] [ucsc.edu/whorulesamerica/index.html]

* "It’s Official: US Confirms Paris Climate Deal Withdrawal to UN; The United States claimed that it will continue to participate in U.N. climate change meetings during the withdrawal process" (2017-08-05, telesurtv.net) [archive.fo/vjsSp]
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* " 'Simply no need': Keystone XL pipeline opponents not allowed to testify in Nebraska hearings" (2017-08-04, rt.com) [archive.fo/mvsMa]
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* "DPRK Foreign Ministry Spokesman Brands U.S. as Hotbed of Human Trafficking" (2017-07-18, exploredprk.com) [archive.fo/5DhyJ] [begin excerpt]:
The whole world knows that the U.S. is the kingpin of human rights violation and the hotbed of human trafficking.
In the U.S., over 67,000 women are being subjected to sexual assaults every day, 100,000 children are forced into prostitution every year and child trafficking is on the explosive increase. These facts that reveal the terrible human rights situation of the U.S are merely a tip of an iceberg.
The U.S. is the only country that refuses to accede to the international conventions on prohibition of human trafficking such as the Convention for the Suppression of the Traffic in Persons and of the Exploitation of the Prostitution of Others and the Convention on the Rights of the Child, to which almost all countries of the world are state parties. [end excerpt]

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UNITED STATES FASCISM WATCH:
President Donald Trump's regime
:

* "An NSC Staffer Is Forced Out Over a Controversial Memo" (2017-08-01, The Atlantic) [archive.fo/KWPEd] [begin excerpt]:
Rich Higgins, a former Pentagon official who served in the NSC’s strategic-planning office as a director for strategic planning, was let go on July 21. Higgins’s memo describes supposed domestic and international threats to Trump’s presidency, including globalists, bankers, the “deep state,” and Islamists. The memo characterizes the Russia story as a plot to sabotage Trump’s nationalist agenda. It asserts that globalists and Islamists are seeking to destroy America. The memo also includes a set of recommendations, arguing that the problem constitutes a national-security priority.
“Globalists and Islamists recognize that for their visions to succeed, America, both as an ideal and as a national and political identity, must be destroyed,” the memo warns. It argues that this has led “Islamists [to] ally with cultural Marxists,” but that in the long run, “Islamists will co-opt the movement in its entirety.”
Higgins wrote the memo in late May, and at some point afterwards it began circulating among people outside the White House associated with the Trump campaign to whom Higgins had given it. [...]
“In Maoist insurgencies, the formation of a counter-state is essential to seizing state power,” the memo reads. “Functioning as a hostile complete state acting within an existing state, it has an alternate infrastructure. Political warfare operates as one of the activities of the ‘counter-state.’” I was able to review large portions of the memo, and to secure extracts for publication.
“Because the left is aligned with Islamist organizations at local, national and international levels, recognition should be given to the fact that they seamlessly interoperate through coordinated synchronized interactive narratives … These attacks narratives are pervasive, full spectrum and institutionalized at all levels. They operate in social media, television, the 24-hour news cycle in all media and are entrenched at the upper levels of the bureaucracies.” [...]
Higgins had also “pushed for declassification of documents having to do with radical Islam and Iran,” according to a source close to the White House. A source close to Higgins said that specifically, Higgins had been pushing for the declassification of Presidential Study Directive 11 [archive.fo/qkXp8], a classified report produced in 2010 by the Obama administration which presaged the Arab Spring, outlining unrest throughout the Middle East. The directive has become a shibboleth of activists such as Frank Gaffney, who see it as evidence of the Obama administration’s links to the Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamist groups.
Higgins’s past writings focus on similar themes. “National Security officials are prohibited from developing a factual understanding of Islamic threat doctrines, preferring instead to depend upon 5th column Muslim Brotherhood cultural advisors,” he wrote in September [archive.fo/eI2Df]. Higgins gave an interview to the Daily Caller News Foundation last year [archive.fo/3bm2M] which outlines many of the same ideas laid out in the memo.
Since Higgins’s removal, there have been further changes inside the council. McMaster fired Derek Harvey, the senior director for the Middle East, last week. Also a Bannon ally, Harvey had a difficult relationship with his staff. Though Harvey sent a note over the weekend to contacts and friends sharing his personal contact information and previously confirmed his departure from the council in a statement, he may get another job within the administration. Higgins appears to have been afforded less of a soft landing.
In recent months, the conservative media have increasingly focused on the idea that a “deep state” or “holdovers” from the past administration are working against Trump from inside the government. Earlier this year, Harvey reportedly produced a list of such holdovers on the NSC and presented it to McMaster, who declined to fire them.
McMaster has pushed back on such efforts, reportedly telling a NSC town hall meeting that “there’s no such thing as a holdover” [archive.fo/ReP57] and emphasizing career staff’s loyalty.
McMaster has also sparred with Bannon, who was removed from the NSC principals’ committee at McMaster’s behest shortly after McMaster became national security adviser following the ouster of Michael Flynn after just 24 days on the job. McMaster relationship with Trump himself has likewise been difficult. [end excerpt]
The truth behind the strange assertion that Obama was linked to "Muslim Brotherhood" members... sure he was, but more importantly, the Military and State Dept. were the ones doing all the networking with the Islamist supremacists against secular Arab governments and Shia communities...
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* " 'You Know What You Did': Scaramucci Punked By Email Spoofer Pretending To Be Priebus" (2017-08-01, zerohedge.com) [archive.fo/1u54L]

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UNITED STATES FASCISM WATCH: 
"Liberal" Capitalists:
Against Socialism, for War and Profit

* "Did Hillary Scapegoat Russia to Save Her Campaign?" (2017-08-01, by Mike Whitney) [archive.is/OKTuy]
* "What Resistance?" (2017-08-01, by George Barbarie) [archive.is/cg99f]:
Mean-tweeting and Russia-baiting, something calling itself The Resistance promises to hound The Donald until he flees to a golf course in Scotland, where he’s about as popular as Kings Edward I and II.
The Resistance’s brief history is an interesting one.
As far as I can tell, it broke its milk teeth on the Democrat from Vermont who sometimes poses as a socialist.
Having successfully neutered Bernie Sanders, The Resistance deployed its Plan A against Trump. Never mind that Plan A was essentially the same doomed tactic used for nearly a year by the notoriously vile Republican establishment: relentlessly deride the poster child of late capitalism until he’s shamed into dropping out of the race for the CEO spot in the biggest capitalist enterprise going, Uncle Sam and Associates, LLC.
Plan A imploded. Who woulda thunk it?
The leaders of The Resistance—apparently consulting episodes of The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show—threw together its Plan B-Z in the handful of days after failing to install Wall Street’s HR Clinton into her favorite DC address.
In a panic, The Resistance’s gobsmacked standard bearer and the staff of her second losing presidential bid were grasping like third-rate TV writers for any story that might draw attention from the foreseeable train wreck they’d made inevitable. Because the “Spooky Comey and the Trump Voters Who Are All Racist Cro-Magnons and the 1% Who Voted for Green Granny Stein Did It!” pilot just didn’t get the ratings, The Resistance went with its only fallback: “Vladi Badenov and Ivanka Fatale Did It!”
The yarn The Resistance has been spinning since might just rival that spun by Sasquatch hunters, 9/11 Truthers, or Glenn Beck during his heyday.
Some members of The Resistance have become so swept up by their own story that they mockingly brandish the long-deceased USSR’s Hammer and Sickle and paint Lenin-Red the gangster-capitalist state that the US midwifed as the Iron Curtain collapsed.
The Resistance, though, can’t seem to weave in material compelling enough to get half of America too worked up by the official narrative: “In the dog days of 2016, the oligarchic Russian government may have spammed social media, may have accessed voting systems, and may have gotten hold of its former BFF’s (the Clintons’) donor lists.” Perish the thought that maybe it was an inside job [archive.fo/45foV]. For that matter, it could’ve been the handiwork of some computer whiz kid pumped full of Doritos and Monster Energy drink while taking a break from Garry’s Mod.
I’m guessing The Resistance’s “slam dunk” evidence is in the same vault where the CIA keeps Barack Obama’s Kenyan birth certificate and Saddam Hussein’s WMD stockpiles. I’ll hold my breath until I see it—preferably before the US delivers via drone humanitarian intervention to Russians and, while it’s at it, to Venezuelans, North Koreans, Iranians, Chinese, and to even more Syrians, Iraqis, Afghanis, and Yemenis.
But seriously. Something sticks in my craw about all this officially sanctioned The Resistance business.
In part, I’m disgusted by how the term “resistance” has been bandied about for the last year, even before the Second Cold War’s commencement in November. It borders on sacrilege. By way of glib association, The Resistance manufactured by establishment apparatchiks attempts to claim the mantle worn by notable resistances of the past.
In the waning years of World War II, one of the most famous literary voices of Europe’s Resistance against the Nazis wrote a series of letters, both poignant and defiant, as if addressing a German friend with whom he was parting ways. Albert Camus opened one of those letters with these words from Étienne Pivert de Senancour’s novel Obermann: “Let us die resisting; and if our lot is complete annihilation, let us not behave in such a way that it seems justice!”
To resist in 1944—as it had been before and has been since—was to enter into mortal combat with an exceptionalist power that promised to obliterate anything that stood in its way. And a resistance worthy of the name would not act in a manner that would jeopardize its integrity or, to use Camus’s term, honor.
In the context of 21st-century America, Trump’s not the only one who represents an exceptionalist power worthy of honorable resistance.
Look no further than what calls itself The Resistance. One of its charter members (Nancy Pelosi, photo in center) recently reaffirmed “we’re capitalists” [archive.is/qvuq1] in order to spurn the growing thirst for leftist and populist ideas and policies. Consider, too, that The Resistance is composed of more than a few people who aren’t all that against US aggression abroad, aren’t militating against increasingly bellicose police forces, aren’t doing more for Sandra Bland and Alton Sterling than saying their names (if they even remember their names), aren’t dismantling an economic system that literally kills people, aren’t addressing the disproportionate violence and poverty endured by transgender people beyond the bathroom, aren’t joining Native Americans in solidarity as they stand against a multi-billion oil industry that threatens all of us and our shared ecosystem, aren’t sincerely interested in ensuring that all Americans have access to the same quality of healthcare that folks in Cuba have, and on and on.
All things considered, The Resistance is a poorly conceived but no less effective front of counter-resistance.
Genuine resistances of the past shared something in common. The kind of resistance that anti-fascist Europeans had in mind during the 1930s and 40s implied revolt. Resistance to monarchic despotism in America and France implied revolt. Resistance to French colonial rule in Haiti and later in Vietnam implied revolt. Resistance to South African apartheid implied revolt.
Today, the growing disgust with the late-capitalist US and its imperialist military ventures has inspired resistance abroad and will inspire actual resistance here, all of which portends revolt.
In other words, rebellion is just under the surface.
A popular rebellion in America is exactly what the Clintons, McCains, Pelosis, Ryans, Obamas, Brookses, Maddows, and, yes, the Sanderses in our midst must head off because everyday people rising up to seriously exercise their existential, democratic powers is what the CIA, Pentagon, NSA, FBI, multinational corporations, bankers, insurance companies, and petrochemical giants won’t tolerate.
Running bad boy Trump out on a rail is fine, the logic goes, as long as the world-eating empire he heads isn’t touched. But as Tom Paine spelled out in his Vindication of the Rights of Men, removing the head of a bad regime, however benign (Louis XVI) or malignant (Trump I), achieves nothing if the foundations and institutions of the bad regime aren’t dismantled and replaced.
The Resistance we’ve been granted aims to remove the head, no doubt. Its primary objective, though, is to protect the state which gave rise to that head and, therefore, to thwart authentic resistance—to foreclose an honorable assertion of life.
Resist.

* "Race, Class and Privilege at Columbia University" (2017-08-01, by Oscar Gonzalez) [archive.fo/lLPz1] [begin excerpt]:
Our dinner speaker, a fellow alumnus and a renowned expert on foreign affairs who was hired by Hillary Clinton to help direct her campaign and who was going to keep our nation on a steady course of intervention and domination of the world’s brown people, could fathom no reason for her campaign’s loss and, like his charge, blamed everything and everyone except himself for the eventual loss to the crazy despot who won the White House (the whitest house in a long time, I may add). The electorate’s bigoted views related to race, gender, and class were not even considered.
That’s the thing about privilege; those who hold and wield it are afflicted by a maddening tunnel vision, an obliviousness to the forces and needs (beyond corporate board rooms) that shape the world. Another characteristic of privilege is that you won’t forgive someone else’s mistakes, but when you make a mistake, well, who could have known?
Dear featured dinner speaker, you would think with all those educational degrees and the prestige resumé (rented out at a handsome hourly rate, no doubt) that maybe, just maybe, you were hired precisely to anticipate any and all glitches during one of our nation’s most pivotal hours and that maybe, just maybe, having flunked so miserably in your duty suggests that the rest of us should place as much trust in the wisdom you and your patron continue to eagerly and desperately peddle as we should in a science degree from Trump University.
That’s the other thing about privilege. No one makes you pay for your mistakes. Ordinary people sitting in the bleachers get fired, jailed, or denied benefits when they falter. Punished, if you will. But you? Blow the election to a bubble-headed clown? Don’t worry, we’ll still invite you to pontificate on TV and at Columbia reunions. [end excerpt]

So many liberals were calling him Comrade Trump. Which is just...


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UNITED STATES FASCISM WATCH: 
"Libertarian" Capitalists & "Constitutionalist" constraints against democracy
[alibertarianfuture.com] [fff.org] [mises.org]



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UNITED STATES FASCISM WATCH: 
"Dominionist" Capitalism & the "Prosperity Gospel" ideology
Persecution Belief [archive.fo/raPTj]; Ideology [archive.is/rClcp]; Rejection of Christ's teachings [archive.is/VbO5F]

* "Nearly all Cabinet officials attend Bible lessons with right-wing pastor who compares Trump to biblical heroes" (2017-07-31, rawstory.com) [archive.is/MOGSR]

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UNITED STATES FASCISM WATCH: 
The Military State
[archive.defense.gov/contracts]; [airforce.com] "Air, Space, Cyberspace"

* "Trump Acts To Revitalize America’s Defense Industrial Base" (2017-07-26, breakingdefense.com) [archive.fo/82pGQ]
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* "U.S. Navy's newest guided-missile destroyer commissioned in San Diego" (2017-07-31, xinhuanet.com) [archive.fo/vw5kn], photo caption: USS Rafael Peralta (DDG 115) arrives in its homeport of San Diego for the first time on June 30, 2017 in anticipation of commissioning scheduled for July 29. The 65th ship of its class, Peralta is classified as a Flight IIA Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer and is named for Marine Sgt. Rafael Peralta.

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* "Spies over Seattle: What’s behind a mystery US Air Force plane?" (2017-08-04, rt.com) [archive.fo/F24n5]
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UNITED STATES FASCISM WATCH: 
Two Party Dictatorship

* (2017-08-02, facebook.com/telesurenglish) [archive.is/xJBVg]: Despite the fact that over 8million, 41 percent of those apt for voting, participated in the National Constituent Assembly, the U.S. keeps insisting on the narrative that Venezuela is living a dictatorship.


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UNITED STATES FASCISM WATCH: 
State Media Watch
Documenting propaganda issued by the monopolist media and members of the state security regime that uphold the economic dictatorship, imperialist wars, and the "New Jim Crow" regime [mediamatters.org] [onlinecensorship.org]

* "English Translation of Udo Ulfkotte’s 'Bought Journalists' Suppressed?" (2017-07-31, by James F. Tracy) [archive.fo/R1WsG]:
The English translation of German journalist Udo Ulfkotte’s best-selling book, Gekaufte Journalisten (Bought Journalists) appears to have been suppressed throughout North America and Europe.  On May 15, 2017 Next Revelation Press, an imprint of US-Canadian-based publisher Tayen Lane, released the English version of Bought Journalists, under the title, Journalists for Hire: How the CIA Buys the News.
Tayen Lane has since removed any reference to the title from its website. Correspondingly Amazon.com indicates the title is “currently unavailable,” with opportunities to purchase from independent sellers offering used copies for no less than $1309.09. The book’s subject matter and unexplained disappearance from the marketplace suggest how powerful forces are seeking to prevent its circulation.
Gekaufte Journalisten was almost completely ignored by mainstream German news media following its release in 2014. “No German mainstream journalist is allowed to report about [my] book,” Ulfkotte observed. “Otherwise he or she will be sacked. So we have a bestseller now that no German journalist is allowed to write or talk about.”{1]
Along these lines, publication of the English translation was repeatedly delayed. When this author contacted Ulfkotte in early December 2015 to inquire on the book’s pending translation, he responded,  “Please find the link to the English edition here,”
http://www.tayenlane.com/bought-journalists
The above address once providing the book’s description and anticipated publication date now leads to an empty page.[2] Tayen Lane has not responded to emails or telephone calls requesting an explanation for the title’s disappearance.
When a book publisher determines that it has acquired a politically volatile or otherwise “troublesome” title it may embark on a process recognized in the industry as “privishing.” “Privishing is a portmanteau meaning to privately publish, as opposed to true publishing that is open to the public,” writes investigative journalist Gerald Colby.
It is usually employed in the following context: “We privished the book so that it sank without a trace.” The mechanism used is simple: cut off the book’s life-support system by reducing the initial print run so that the book “cannot price profitably according to any conceivable formula,” refuse to do reprints, drastically slash the book’s advertising budget, and all but cancel the promotional tour.”[3]
Privishing often takes place without the author knowing, simply because it involves breach of contract and potential liability. Tayen Lane will likely not face any legal challenge in this instance, however. Ulfkotte died of a heart attack on January 13, 2017, at age 56.[4]
Udo Ulfkotte was a prominent European journalist, social scientist, and immigration reform activist. Upon writing Gekaufte Journalisten and becoming one of the most significant media industry and deep state whistleblowers in recent history, Ulfkotte complained of repeated home searches by German state police and expressed fear for his own life. He also admitted previous health complications stemming from witnessing a 1988 poisoned gas attack in Iraqi Kurdistan.
Ulfkotte’s testimony of how intelligence agencies figure centrally in Western journalism is especially compelling because he for many years functioned in the higher echelons of mainstream newsworkers. The German journalist explains how he was recruited during the 1980s to work in espionage. This began through an invitation proffered by his graduate school advisor for an all-expense-paid trip to attend a two-week seminar on the Cold War conflict in Bonn.
After Ulfkotte obtained his doctorate he was given a job as a reporter at “the leading conservative German newspaper, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, oddly appointed despite no journalistic training and hundreds of other applicants. Serving as a correspondent throughout the Middle East, Ulfkotte eventually became acquainted with agents from the CIA, German intelligence agency Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND), Britain’s MI6, and Israel’s Mossad, all of whom valued his ability to travel freely in countries largely closed to the West. His editors readily collaborated in such intelligence gathering operations,”[5] for which journalist possess “non-official cover” by virtue of their profession.
“Non-official cover” occurs when a journalist is essentially working for the CIA, but it’s not in an official capacity,” Ulfkotte explains. “This allows both parties to reap the rewards of the partnership, while at the same time giving both sides plausible deniability. The CIA will find young journalists and mentor them. Suddenly doors will open up, rewards will be given, and before you know it, you owe your entire career to them. That’s essentially how it works.”[6]  He likewise ruefully admits to “publishing articles under my own name written by agents of the CIA and other intelligence services, especially the German secret service.”[7]
Ulfkotte’s insider knowledge of the relationship between mainstream media and the intelligence community has special relevance in terms of informing the CIA’s antipathy toward Wikileaks, as well as the media campaign centering on the Trump administration’s alleged “ties to Russia,” while also lending credence to Trump’s frequent claims of the US media’s political biases and deep state ties. Indeed, Ulfkotte “Tweeted” about these very subjects just two days before he passed.
+++ Trump nennt CNN FakeNews…+++https://t.co/uLJhQbic7a
— Udo Ulfkotte (@UdoUlfkotte) January 11, 2017
Ulfkotte’s explosive revelations still have the potential to further intensify the much-deserved scrutiny corporate news media presently face. In a society that pays more than lip service to freedom of thought and expression Journalists for Hire would be required reading for college students—and particularly those studying in journalism programs intending to seek employment in the media industries.
In fact, journalism professors, some of whom have migrated to the academy following long careers at renowned news outlets, possess similar insider knowledge of the relationships Ulfkotte readily explains. As both journalists and educators they have a twofold burden of responsibility. This is the case more so than ever because the entire professional and intellectual enterprise they are engaged in (and one directly linked to the nation’s accelerating civic deterioration) has been made a farce. Journalists for Hire’s suppression suggests how Ulfkotte’s posthumous censors refuse for this important examination and cleansing to proceed.
Notes
[1] Ralph Lopez, “Editor of Major German Newspaper Says He Planted Stories for CIA,” Reader Supported News, February 1, 2015.
[2] Udo Ulfkotte to James Tracy, email correspondence, December 6, 2015. In author’s possession.
[3] Gerard Colby, “The Price of Liberty,” in Into the Buzzsaw: Leading Journalists Expose the Myth of a Free Press, Kristina Borjesson, ed., Amherst NY: Prometheus Books, 2002, 15-16.
[4] Former US military intelligence officer L. Fletcher Prouty relates a similar experience of how publication of his book, The Secret Team: The CIA and Its Allies in Control of the United States and the World, was greeted in 1972. “Then one day a business associate in Seattle called to tell me that the bookstore next to his office building had had a window full of books the day before, and none the day of his call. They claimed they had never had the book. I called other associates around the country. I got the same story from all over the country. The paperback had vanished. At the same time I learned that Mr. Ballantine had sold his company. I traveled to New York to visit the new ‘Ballantine Books’ president. He professed to know nothing about me, and my book … The campaign to to kill the book was nationwide and worldwide. It was removed from the Library of Congress and from College libraries as letters I received attested all too frequently.” Prouty, The Secret Team: The CIA and Its Allies in Control of the United States and the World, New York: SkyHorse Publishing, 2008, xii.
[5] Ronald L. Ray, “Reporter Admits Most Media Work for CIA, MI6, Mossad,” American Free Press, October 26, 2014. See also Tyler Durden, “German Journalist Blows Whistle on How CIA Controls the Media,” Zerohedge, October 9, 2014; Udo Ulfkotte, “German Politicians Are US Puppets,” Center for Research on Globalization, November 9., 2014.
[6] Durden, “German Journalist Blows Whistle on How CIA Controls the Media.”
[7] Lopez, “Editor of Major German Newspaper Says He Planted Stories for CIA.”

* "European media writing pro-US stories under CIA pressure - German journo" (2014-10-18, rt.com) [youtube.com/watch?v=sGqi-k213eE]:
German journalist and editor Udo Ulfkotte says he was forced to publish the works of intelligence agents under his own name, adding that noncompliance ran the risk of being fired. Ulfkotte made the revelations during interviews with RT and Russia Insider.

* "German Journalist Who Blew Whistle on CIA Media Control Drops Dead at 56 Nothing to see here....natural causes....move along" (2017-01-16, russia-insider.com) [archive.is/mf5TY]:
Udo Ulfkotte, a German journalist and former editor of Germany's prestigous newpaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung who spoke out in recent years about the control of his profession by the CIA and US government, has died of a heart attack. He was 56.
Russia Insider conducted an exclusive interview with Ulfkotte in October 2014 [archive.is/ZFrow]. Here is an excerpt:
We’re talking about puppets on a string, journalists who write or say whatever their masters tell them to say or write. If you see how the mainstream media is reporting about the Ukraine conflict and if you know what's really going on, you get the picture. The masters in the background are pushing for war with Russia and western journalists are putting on their helmets.  
I'm ashamed I was part of it. Unfortunately I cannot reverse this. Although my superiors at the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung approved of what I did, I'm still to blame. But yes, to my knowledge I am the first to accuse myself and to prove many others are to blame. (end excerpt)
In November 2014 he said the following in an interview with Oriental Review [archive.is/Rt7OB]:
I didn’t get money – I got gifts. Things like gold watches, diving equipment, and trips with accommodations in five-star hotels. I know many German journalists who at some point were able to take advantage of this to buy themselves a vacation home abroad. But much more important than the money and gifts is the fact that you’re offered support if you write pieces that are pro-American or pro-NATO. If you don’t do it, your career won’t go anywhere – you’ll find yourself assigned to sit in the office and sort through letters to the editor.
When you fly to the US again and again and never have to pay for anything there, and you’re invited to interview American politicians, you’re moving closer and closer to the circles of power. And you want to remain within this circle of the elite, so you write to please them. Everyone wants to be a celebrity journalist who gets exclusive access to famous politicians. But one wrong sentence and your career as a celebrity journalist is over. Everyone knows it. And everyone’s in on it. (end excerpt)
Also the same year, Ulfkotte spoke to RT about his career and the corruption of German media [archive.is/tHOXN].
In July of 2016 he appeared on RT again to discuss Facebook's censoship of him for writing a book criticizing Merkel's open door migrant policy [archive.is/DCeH7].

* " ‘German politicians are US puppets’ " (2014-11-07, orientalreview.org) [archive.is/Rt7OB] [begin excerpt]:
“Now the Americans are even considering blowing up a nuclear power plant in Ukraine and then insisting that the culprits were either separatists or Russians,” claims the German journalist Udo Ulfkotte, former correspondent from Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, one of the largest German newspapers. He has published a book, Gekaufte Journalisten (“Purchased Journalists”), in which he describes how American and German politicians sway the German media, so that those journalists give the desired spin to world events. Ulfkotte claims that reporters are urged to bias their writing primarily to favor the American position and to oppose Russia. Udo Ulfkotte spoke to about how exactly this occurs and about the path his life is taking today after these revelations were made public.
Q: Mr. Ulfkotte, you’ve said that you were given a lot of money to write pro-American articles. How profitable is to be a pro-American journalist in Germany?
Udo Ulfkotte: I didn’t get money – I got gifts. Things like gold watches, diving equipment, and trips with accommodations in five-star hotels. I know many German journalists who at some point were able to take advantage of this to buy themselves a vacation home abroad. But much more important than the money and gifts is the fact that you’re offered support if you write pieces that are pro-American or pro-NATO. If you don’t do it, your career won’t go anywhere – you’ll find yourself assigned to sit in the office and sort through letters to the editor.
Q: According to what you’ve said, journalists are corrupted surreptitiously, by inviting them for all-expense-paid trips to the US. But do serious professionals really sell themselves for so little?
UU: When you fly to the US again and again and never have to pay for anything there, and you’re invited to interview American politicians, you’re moving closer and closer to the circles of power. And you want to remain within this circle of the elite, so you write to please them. Everyone wants to be a celebrity journalist who gets exclusive access to famous politicians. But one wrong sentence and your career as a celebrity journalist is over. Everyone knows it. And everyone’s in on it.
Q: Why have you only now decided to go public with your opinion about German journalism?
UU: I’ve had three heart attacks, I no longer have children I have to support, and day after day I kept watching the Americans on the news, once again gearing up for their next war. This time it’s in Ukraine against Russia. But it’s always the same game. Not even a complete idiot could have been oblivious to the Americans’ one-sided anti-Moscow propaganda after the crash of flight MH17. Now the Americans are even considering blowing up a nuclear power plant in Ukraine and then insisting that the culprits were either separatists or Russians. I hear it all the time. It’s unconscionable!
Q: You claim that Germany is a “banana republic.” Isn’t that an overly harsh assessment? After all, Germany does have opposition movements, including radical ones, and the media is critical of the government. For example, the recent broadcast of the TV program Die Anstalt caused quite a stir with its pointed criticism of the heavily biased German media.
UU: After that broadcast aired, with its journalists using satire (!) to express criticism of the German media – and, above all, against its purely pro-American coverage of events – complaints were filed and they were taken to court. This is perfect evidence of the fact that Germany is a banana republic: you can’t even use satire to criticize the one-sided coverage. We have only the appearance of a free press. It’s crazy.
Q: What do you think about the targeting of politicians whom the German press has lumped together in a group known as “Russian sympathizers” (Schröder, Gysi, Wagenknecht, and others), and the pro-Russian journalists?
UU: Those “Russian sympathizers” are well-educated, sincere people. I say that, although I’m not aligned with them politically. But I respect their integrity. The fact that they’re being targeted is typical of banana republics such as Germany, where any deviation from mainstream opinion is harshly suppressed. [end excerpt]

* "Dr. Udo Ulfkotte: World Class Journalist Spills the Beans, Admits Mainstream Media is Completely Fake" (2016-03-24, by Arjun Walia) [archive.is/p6mmA] [begin excerpt]:
Recently, Dr.Udo Ulfkotte went on public television stating that he was forced to publish the works of intelligence agents under his own name, also adding that noncompliance with these orders would result in him losing his job.
He recently made an appearance on RT news to share these facts: "I’ve been a journalist for about 25 years, and I was educated to lie, to betray, and not to tell the truth to the public. But seeing right now within the last months how the German and American media tries to bring war to the people in Europe, to bring war to Russia — this is a point of no return and I’m going to stand up and say it is not right what I have done in the past, to manipulate people, to make propaganda against Russia, and it is not right what my colleagues do and have done in the past because they are bribed to betray the people, not only in Germany, all over Europe."
It’s important to keep in mind that Dr. Ulfakatte is not the only person making these claims; multiple reporters have done the same and this kind of truthfulness is something the world needs more of.
One (out of many) great examples of a whistleblowing reporter is investigative journalist and former CBC News reporter Sharyl Attkisson [archive.fo/rNCX2].
She delivered a hard-hitting TEDx talk showing how fake grassroots movements funded by political, corporate, or other special interests very effectively manipulate and distort media messages.
Another great example is Amber Lyon, a three-time Emmy award winning journalist at CC, who said that they are routinely paid by the US government and foreign governments to selectively report and even distort information on certain events [archive.is/8fMbi]. She has also indicated that the government has editorial control over content. [end excerpt]

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* "CNN Crashes And Burns With ‘Exclusive’ Report On Russia Arming The Taliban" (2017-07-27, infosource.vet) [archive.is/01snN] [begin excerpt]:
On July 25, CNN published an alarming report [archive.fo/uxskV]: Two videos obtained exclusively by the cable news network appear to suggest that the Russian government is covertly arming the Taliban fighters that have slowly returned to Afghanistan since the end of NATO combat operations there in 2014.
The report, authored by Nick Paton Walsh and Masoud Popalzai, states that two separate groups of Taliban fighters have received “improved weaponry … that appears to have been supplied by the Russian government,” including heavy machine guns, sniper rifles, and the ubiquitous Kalashnikov assault rifles that are a staple of black markets across the planet. If authenticated, these “exclusive videos” of unknown origin obtained by CNN would confirm growing accusations [archive.fo/9vYQk] from U.S. and Afghan military officials that Moscow is arming the very enemy it spent a decade fighting during the Soviet-Afghan War.
The news ricocheted across the media ecosystem, shared indiscriminately and uncritically by many highly influential journalists [archive.fo/LmwjE] and researchers [archive.is/oyrR1]; veterans organization VoteVets even shared the story with the sober assessment that “Trump’s good buddy Putin appears to be arming the Taliban in Afghanistan with upgraded weapons” [archive.fo/25Lvr].
There’s only one problem: CNN’s report falls apart after the headline. While many of the weapons flaunted by militants certainly appear Russian in origin, the videos provide little evidence of a direct evidence of a recent arms transfer from the Russian government to Taliban forces, according to weapons experts from U.S. Special Operations Command and several non-governmental conflict arms organizations interviewed by Task & Purpose. [...]
If U.S. and Afghan military officials want to fret the flow of foreign arms into the country, they should look in the mirror. A declassified 2016 Pentagon audit revealed [archive.is/aEjYG] that nearly half of the 1.5 million firearms provided to Iraqi and Afghan security forces, including nearly 978,000 M4 and M16s, since 2002 have gone missing due to poor regulations and recordkeeping. In 2014, a report from the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction found that some 43% of weapons provided to the Afghan National Security Forces likely ended up in the hands of ISIS or the Taliban.
In recent weeks, American and Afghan military personnel have gone face-to-face with modern weaponry and equipment in enemy hands. According to a July 25 Military Times report [archive.fo/MMRf8], Afghan security forces are increasingly facing off against Taliban fighters armed with M4 carbines outfitted with night vision, infrared laser sights and Advanced Combat Optical Gunsight scopes. A recent Taliban propaganda video [archive.fo/tpuUW] appeared to show a fighter rocking FN SCAR (Special Operations Forces Combat Assault Rifle) 7.62mm rifle decked out with a AN/PEQ 5 visible laser likely liberated during an ambush or raid on a weapons depot.
Like the M249, these are all weapons usually deployed by Western militaries — and, like everything else in Afghanistan, they end up in Taliban hands sooner rather than later. [end excerpt]
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* "PBS’ Anti-Russia Propaganda Series; PBS has joined the anti-Russia propaganda stampede with a five-part documentary series that recycles the false and deceptive claims that have become Official Washington’s dangerous new groupthink" (2017-07-27, by Rick Sterling, consortiumnews.com) [archive.fo/5YGIC] [begin excerpt]:
The U.S.-government-supported Public Broadcasting System (PBS) recently ran a five-part series dubbed “Inside Putin’s Russia”. With a different theme each night, it purports to give a realistic look at Russia today. The image conveyed is of a Russia that is undemocratic with widespread state repression, violence and propaganda. Following are significant distortions and falsehoods in the five-part documentary. [...]
Episode 2: “Inside Russia’s Propaganda Machine.”
In this episode, the documentary: [...]
–Falsely suggests that RT (Russia Today TV) typically features Holocaust deniers and neo-Nazis. This is a grotesque distortion Anyone who watches RT will know that American personalities such as Chris Hedges, Larry King and Ed Schultz are regulars on RT. Interviewees on international affairs generally come from the left side of the political spectrum – the opposite of what is suggested.
–Uncritically repeats the conspiracy theory that Russia hacked the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and Hillary Clinton emails. The findings have been disputed by the publisher of the emails, Julian Assange of Wikileaks [archive.fo/DzwHk], as well as Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity [archive.fo/diYjh]. A recent forensic examination confirms [archive.fo/5ATPx] that this was a leak not a hack (inside job done by local data transfer NOT a hack over the internet) and points to “Guccifer 2.0” [archive.fo/xAWkJ], the presumptive “hacker,” being a hoax intentionally created to implicate Russia.
–Falsely suggests that anti-Clinton social media messaging during 2016 was significantly caused by Russian government trolls. Hillary Clinton was strongly opposed by significant portions of both the left and right. There were probably hundreds of thousands of Americans who shared anti-Clinton social media messages.
–Claims that research showing a Google search engine bias in favor of Hillary Clinton was “quickly debunked.” The documentary ignores the original article (.pdf) [is.gd/QONsz9] describing the potential effect of search-engine bias, which was published in the prestigious Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The author is Dr. Robert Epstein, former editor-in-chief of Psychology Today magazine. Contradicting the claim that this research was “debunked,” this academic article (.pdf) [is.gd/iscItQ] estimates the effect of the Google bias and how the bias went away AFTER the election. The response from Google and very shallow Snopes ”fact check” [archive.fo/jWsDY] are effectively rebutted by the lead author here [archive.fo/lQl3Z]. In neo-McCarthyist style, the documentary smears the findings and claims they were “laundered” after being published by the Russian “Sputnik” media.
–Suggests the “idea that President Kennedy was killed by the CIA” was “planted” by the Soviet intelligence agency KGB. Many impressive American books have been written supporting this contention, from New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison’s book to David Talbot’s 2015 book Devil’s Chessboard: Allen Dulles, the CIA and Deep State. Claiming that this accusation is based on KGB “disinformation” is another grotesque distortion. It is not revealing disinformation; this is an example of disinformation.
Episode 3: “Why are so many from this Russian republic fighting for Isis?”
In this episode, the documentary:
–Rationalizes and almost justifies Russian Muslims traveling to join ISIS. The documentary suggests that religious repression and discrimination is a cause of ISIS recruitment and that “Dagestanis who fought for ISIS continue a decades-old legacy here of radicalism and militancy.”
–Ignores the role of the U.S., Saudi Arabia and Pakistan in promoting Islamist fundamentalism in Dagestan. As described by Robert Dreyfus in the book Devil’s Game: How the United States Helped Unleash Fundamentalist Islam: “the Casey-ISI (CIA and Pakistan Secret Service) actions aided the growth of a significant network of right-wing, Islamist extremists who, to this day, plague the governments of the former Soviet republics … In particular, the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, the Islamic Liberation Party, the powerful Islamist groups in Chechnya and Dagestan.”
–Ignores the role of the US and allies in facilitating ISIS. As journalist Patrick Cockburn has written  [archive.fo/ECggt], “In the 20 years between 1996 and 2016, the CIA and British security and foreign policy agencies have consistently given priority to maintaining their partnership with powerful Sunni states over the elimination of terrorist organizations such as al-Qaeda and Isis.”
Journalist Nafeez Ahmed exposed the role of Turkey here [archive.fo/p9tUo], “A former senior counter-terrorism official in Turkey has blown the whistle on President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s deliberate sponsorship of the Islamic State (ISIS) as a geopolitical tool to expand Turkey’s regional influence and sideline his political opponents at home.”
Elements of the U.S. military/intelligence suggested the establishment of ISIS to “isolate the Syrian regime.” This was revealed in the classified 2012 report of the Defense Intelligence Agency [archive.fo/mTFJC] that “THERE IS THE POSSIBILITY OF ESTABLISHING A DECLARED OR UNDECLARED SALAFIST PRINCIPALITY IN EASTERN SYRIA (HASAKA AND DER ZOR), AND THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT THE SUPPORTING POWERS TO THE OPPOSITION WANT, IN ORDER TO ISOLATE THE SYRIAN REGIME”
In short, ISIS recruitment from Muslim communities in Russia and worldwide has been spurred by the policies and actions of the U.S. and allies such as Saudi Arabia and Turkey. This is what Dreyfus calls The Devil’s Game, but is ignored in the documentary. [end excerpt]

Sponsors of PBS News Hour:
* BNSF:
The BNSF Railway (reporting mark BNSF) is one of the largest freight railroad networks in North America, second to the Union Pacific Railroad (UP) (its primary competitor for Western U.S. freight), and is one of seven North American Class I railroads. It has 44,000 employees, 32,500 miles (52,300 km) of track in 28 states, and over 8,000 locomotives.[1] It has three transcontinental routes that provide rail links between the western and eastern United States. BNSF trains traveled over 169 million miles (272 million km) in 2010, more than any other North American railroad.[2] The BNSF and UP have a duopoly on all transcontinental freight rail lines in the Western U.S. and share trackage rights over thousands of miles of track.
According to corporate press releases, the BNSF Railway is among the top transporters of intermodal freight in North America. It also hauls bulk cargo. For instance, the railroad hauls enough coal to generate roughly ten percent of the electricity produced in the United States.
Headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, the railroad is a wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc.  Warren Buffet is not only the largest sharholder but also the CEO of Bershire Hathaway which he founded as a holding company.  He is also active in contributing to political causes, having endorsed Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton in the 2016 U.S. presidential election;[12] he has publicly opposed the policies, actions, and statements of the current U.S. president, Donald Trump.[13]
* Alfred P. Sloan Foundation:
* Ford Foundation:
* Carnegie Corporation-NY:
* J. Paul Getty Trust:
* S.D. Bechtel Jr. Foundation: He is, with his son Riley, co-owner of the Bechtel Corporation.
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* "Facebook monitors fake news by conducting fact-checking" (2017-08-04, cgtn.com) [archive.is/A82Nz]

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UNITED STATES FASCISM WATCH: 
Artificial Poverty and Starvation
[talkpoverty.org]


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USA Homeland's resident nations:
Nations exist alongside the Federal [archive.fo/VXoPR], and State governance [archive.fo/Cz2uF]. Demographic maps: 2000 [archive.fo/nXHXz], 2010 [archive.fo/nKbSA], religion [archive.fo/XArBS]. The New Afrikan nation, and the nation of Nueva Aztlan, each have their own separate sections on this news page.



USA Homeland's resident nations:
Sovereign nations of the "Indian Country", and of traditional lodges.
Map [archive.fo/s4FYb]; News [indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com] [bsnorrell.blogspot.com]

* "Here's Why the Keystone XL Pipeline May Never Happen; Protests against environmental damage have dogged the project since its beginning" (2017-08-05, telesurtv.net) [archive.fo/FrlUZ]

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USA Homeland's resident nations:
Kingdom of Hawai‘i / Occupied State of the Hawaiian Islands
[hawaiiankingdom.org/blog] [facebook.com/KamehamehaVIII]


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USA Homeland's resident nations:
Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (USA territory) and the Boriqueno nation
[waragainstallpuertoricans.com]


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USA Homeland's resident nations:
American Nation, including the State Sovereignty campaigns, and Dominionist Campaigns. [tenthamendmentcenter.com]; "A Normie’s Guide to the Alt-Right" (2016-08-31, by Andrew Anglin) [archive.is/DyeDG]

they put rocks or hard candy in ziplock bags with their fliers to keep their little propaganda in place on the ground until someone picks it up, and...


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WORLD FASCISM WATCH 
Documenting the global economic dictatorship

* "Bolivia Declares Freedom From Central Bankers. Can India Do The Same?" (2017-07-26, gginews.in) [archive.is/c7ehH], abstract:
Some of Bolivia’s largest resistance struggles in the last 60 years have targeted the economic policies carried out by the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. Bolivia’s popular uprising known as the The Cochabamba Water War in 2000 against United States-based Bechtel Corporation over water privatization and the associated World Bank policies shed light on some of the debt issues facing the region. Isn’t it ironic that from the last 70 years since Independence India is the largest recipient of loans from the World Bank. While Bolivia has kicked out the Central Bankers and took back their most precious national resource ‘Water’, Indian Government is inviting them into the country with open arms and even willing to sell our own rivers and drinking water! Can the current self-proclaimed nationalist Government stand up to these Central Bankers like the Bolivians?
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* "The West and International Terrorism" (2017-08-01, by Prof. Jules Dufour) [archive.fo/7Bb9S], introduction:
It is important to tell the truth. Terrorism in its various manifestations is generated and fomented by the aggressions of the West throughout the world.
Aggressions against whole nations. Aggressions of the past, but above all domination, plunder and the slow and inexorable destruction of national economies and the social fabric of a increasingly large number of countries.
A total of 55 wars implemented directly or by proxy by the West including US-NATO since the beginning of the 20th century.

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WORLD FASCISM WATCH
#OPDeathEaters
A study of the personal ideologies and social practices of those who benefit from the global capitalist regime, including illicit trafficking networks and cooperative ventures with government entities. [WorldFascists.blogspot.com]



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WORLD FASCISM WATCH
Vanguards of European racial supremacy 
Golden Dawn International [golden-dawn-international-newsroom.blogspot.com], European Knights Project [europeanknightsproject.com/category/ekp-news], English Asatru News [englishnews.org/news-central.html], Council of European Canadians [eurocanadian.ca], Albion's People [albionofengland.blogspot.com]. [saxonmessenger.christogenea.org]


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information collected by the exploratory committee towards a 
BAY AREA PEACE COUNCIL 
[SolanoPeaceJustice.blogspot.com], for justice, dignity and human rights in accordance with the 1966 International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (.pdf) [is.gd/TftqGs], and an end to the USA's endless wars, in harmony with Principle 1 & 6 of International Law [archive.fo/tmncz], the 5 protocols of the Convention on Conventional Weapons (CCW) [archive.fo/LhUTj], and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights [archive.fo/U1Ota].
Peace News [peaceblog.wordpress.com], Costs of War (Brown University) [watson.brown.edu/costsofwar].

* "Pentagon: US Empire 'Collapsing,' So Give Us More Money; A new Pentagon study says the U.S. may be losing its dominant position in world affairs and that the DoD needs a "wakeup call"--but Col. Lawrence Wilkerson says the report is really about using fear to drum up more money for the military" (2017-07-30, therealnews.com) [archive.fo/eyrOF]
* "Sanctions, Naked Confrontational Foreign Policy, Pretext for Nuclear War?" (2017-07-31, by Massoud Nayeri, peace activist in Houston, Texas) [archive.fo/MbHbD]:
Legislating a warmongering bill is seemingly effortless for the US Congress than passing a healthcare for all.
What does “Making America Great Again” actually mean?
The poster below talks about the newly passed sanctions against the three ‘rogue’ enemies of the very peace-loving United States.


* "Burning Raqqa: The U.S. War Against Civilians in Syria" (2017-07-27, by Laura Gottesdiener, introduction by tomdispatch.com) [archive.fo/MkesU]


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Updates from the Peace & Justice movement:
* Peaceful Action: The Newsletter of the Chico Peace and Justice Center (Auugust 2017, Vol. 36, N. 8, chico-peace.org) [archive.is/B5MQK], including: "Back-to-School for Homeless Youth", "Stonewall Chico Pride Weekend", "A Summer Journey (by Anna Meehan)"
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* "US Drone Program Whistleblower Explains Why She Spoke Out ; 'The intelligence community seems to have lost its way' " (2017-08-01, by Lisa Ling and Edu Montesanti) [archive.fo/b2NNU], introduction: Lisa Ling, US Air Force whistleblower who exposed secrets of the American drone program in the documentary National Bird, has been discussing why she decided to blow the whistle, what interests are behind the use of drones, and the outlook given the lack of accountability by the US government.

* " ‘All for nothing?’ British soldier’s rage as Taliban attack Afghan towns he once helped liberate" (2017-08-04, rt.com) [archive.fo/JPBJK]
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* "As Tensions Explode on Korean Peninsula, US Peace Delegation Calls for Immediate Response to North Korea’s Offer to Freeze Its Nuclear Program" (2017-07-31, codepink.org) [archive.fo/2tIyk]:
The Solidarity Peace Delegation, concluding their July 23-28 visit to South Korea, calls for immediate US-South Korean action to de-escalate growing military tensions on the Korean Peninsula. The delegation was composed of Medea Benjamin of CODEPINK, Reece Chenault of US Labor Against the War, Will Griffin of Veterans for Peace, and recent Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein. It was sponsored by The Channing and Popai Liem Education Foundation and the Task Force to Stop THAAD in Korea and Militarism in Asia (STIK).
Contact: Ramsay Liem, 617-777-5672 no-thaad@mail.com
The delegation issued the following statement:
The Korean Peninsula is rapidly approaching the boiling point. On the last day of our visit, July 28, North Korea conducted a missile test, and the US-South Korean governments launched another set of warning missiles. South Korean President Moon announced he would allow the United States to deploy  four additional launchers to complete the controversial THAAD anti-missile system unit, reversing his previous position. In light of these escalations and the likelihood of more aggressive measures, urgent actions are needed in order to de-escalate tensions.
North Korea has repeatedly offered to suspend its nuclear weapons development in exchange for a freeze in US-South Korean joint war exercises. It’s time for the US and South Korea to respond to this offer as a jumping off point for definitive negotiations towards a peaceful, sovereign, nuclear-free Korean peninsula, free from the conflicts of competing global powers that have been so harmful to the region.
North and South Korea have lived in a perpetual wartime mobilization for decades, with the presence in the South of 83 US bases and nearly 30,000 US troops. Provocations are being made with increasing frequency by both North Korea and the United States. Each time North Korea conducts an additional nuclear or missile test, the potential severity of hostilities escalates, and the more difficult it becomes to defuse tensions and avert the outbreak of conflict on the Peninsula.
Given the proximity of North Korea to Seoul, a metropolitan area of 25 million people, any outbreak of hostilities would be devastating. In a North Korean attack with conventional weapons, it’s estimated that 64,000 South Koreans would be killed in the first day alone. Even a limited exchange using nuclear weapons risks causing “nuclear winter”, a disruption of the climate due to the reduction of sunlight from airborne dust and debris. This, in turn, could drastically reduce global agricultural production, leading to worldwide famine and hundreds of millions of deaths.
Since Seoul would be caught in the crossfire of any hostilities, it is essential that the conflict be handled through diplomacy. The sooner diplomatic action is launched, the more likely it will succeed.
Therefore, we call for immediate diplomatic action to reduce threats that push North Korea towards the development of nuclear weapons. Foremost among these threats are the US-South Korean joint war exercises against North Korea, which include dropping mock nuclear bombs on North Korea. In addition, the United States has long held a “ nuclear first strike” policy towards North Korea. This frightening threat of a pre-emptive US nuclear attack gives North Korea good reason to want a nuclear arsenal as the sole means for deterring such an attack.
Fortunately, tensions can be defused through actions that are diplomatic, strategic, just and long overdue.  Specifically, the Peace Delegation calls for the following actions:    
• Declare an end to the unethical and hyper-aggressive, nuclear first strike position held by the US towards North Korea.
• Declare an immediate moratorium on US-South Korean war games, including the dropping of mock nuclear bombs on North Korea. This would be a first step towards a formal agreement ending US-South Korean war games in exchange for North Korea freezing its weapons and nuclear program. The US and government should respond to North Korea’s long-standing offer by inviting North Korea to begin serious negotiations for such an agreement now.
• Withdraw THAAD, the misnamed missile “defense” system recently installed by the US in Seongju, South Korea despite vigorous and ongoing protests by local residents. THAAD is not actually capable of defending against incoming missiles under real world conditions with multiple missiles and decoys. Its powerful radar system is widely believed to have been deployed for the purpose of spying on China, provoking dangerous tensions in the region.
• Begin negotiating a peace treaty to finally bring closure to the Korean War. The Korean War, in which nearly 20% of North Korea’s population was killed, has never been formally ended with a peace treaty.
• The South Korean government should lift travel bans on peace activists, like the ban that prevented our Korean-American trip leader Juyeon Rhee from accompanying our tour.
Delegates also call for more peace delegations so that the US peace movement can build stronger solidarity with their counterparts in the South, and learn firsthand about the negative consequences of U.S. military bases on Korean soil.
In the coming weeks, the coalition will help launch a campaign to mobilize citizen pressure for a peaceful resolution of the volatile conflict on the Korean peninsula.

* "Solidarity Can Stop WWIII: USLAW Statement on North Korean Tensions" (2017-08-09, USLAW):
The Korean Peninsula is rapidly approaching the boiling point.
Yesterday, North Korean officials released a statement through the Korean Central News Agency, a state-run media outlet, in response to the U.N. Security Council's unanimous approval of sanctions on Aug. 5 tompenalize the isolated regime for its nuclear and missile programs.
“Packs of wolves are coming in attack to strangle a nation,” the North Korean statement said. “They should be mindful that the D.P.R.K.’s strategic steps accompanied by physical action will be taken mercilessly with the mobilization of all its national strength,” it added, using the initials for the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.
North Korea said it was "carefully examining" plans to strike the US territory after Donald Trump launched a furious tirade at Kim Jong-un, warning that North Korea would be met with “fire and fury” if the rogue state continued to threaten America.
North and South Korea have lived in a perpetual wartime mobilization for decades, with the presence in the South of 83 US bases and nearly 30,000 US troops.
The Solidarity Peace Delegation, concluding their July 23-28 visit to South Korea, called for immediate US-South Korean action to de-escalate growing military tensions on the Korean Peninsula. The delegation was composed of Medea Benjamin of CODEPINK, Reece Chenault of US Labor Against the War, Will Griffin of Veterans for Peace, and recent Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein. It was sponsored by The Channing and Popai Liem Education Foundation and the Task Force to Stop THAAD in Korea and Militarism in Asia (STIK). US Labor Against the War created new connections with the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU,) forging what we hope will be a lasting bond between organizations.
In times like these it is important for us to show that our bond is more than mere words, so we ask that you do the following:
-       Join the emergency overnight vigil at the White House. It starts at 5 PM and will go until the following morning.
-       Ask Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to reopen the lines of communication. If you want to do something immediately but don't live in DC this is a good option. A petition is being circulated through CodePINK. Please take the time to fill it out and share with others. CodePINK.org/Tillerson
-       Follow us as we continue to talk about our efforts in Korea on our blog. For information about labor in the Korean Peninsula and Reece’s recent trip, go to uslawinkorean.com as we will continue to post every day. It's important that we know more about the struggle of our brothers and sisters so that we can be informed allies ready to answer the call when they need us. Moments like this one illustrate just how critical this connection can be.
US Labor Against the War remains committed to standing in solidarity with our brothers and sisters on the Korean Peninsula. Peace can’t just be hoped for, it must be worked toward. We in the labor movement are no strangers to hard work and will continue striving on. As our South Korean trade union allies taught us during our visit - No to war, yes to peace!
- Photo: US Labor Against the War with delegation members and Korean Confederation of Trade Unions leadership

* A Trip Across Movements: USLAW in Korea (travel log, retrieved 2017-08-06) [archive.is/WuH5q], including the Resource List for further information.
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* "Venezuelan baseball players unite to show support for fans back home" (2017-08-05, cgtn.com) [archive.fo/1EG3r] [begin excerpt]:
A number of Venezuelan players are trying to use their status to help raise awareness about the situation back home.
Earlier in the season Cervelli, Rivero and others in the league decided to make a statement. The message was simple: "S.O.S. Venezuela.”
Cervelli also helped create an online platform for other players to get involved. He now hopes his actions can raise awareness about the turmoil back in Venezuela, and help inspire others to step up to the plate and help ease the suffering of a divided nation. [end excerpt]
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* "Ukrainian antifascist Alexey Albu speaks at European Parliament" (2017-07-13, by Alexey Albu, redstaroverdonbass.blogspot.nl) [archive.fo/hCk76] [begin excerpt]:
On July 12 in Brussels, Belgium, I made a statement in the European Parliament at a hearing organized by our comrade, a member of the faction of the United Left (GUE/NGL) Eleonora Forenza.
For the first time in the history of the European Parliament, the floor was given to Ukrainian antifascists and communists. For the first time in the history of the European Parliament, the conflict in Ukraine was considered not one-sidedly, from the position of the Ukrainian authorities, but the position of those who did not accept the coup d'état of 2014 and are still fighting ultra-nationalist extremism in Ukraine was presented. [end excerpt]


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BAY AREA PEACE COUNCIL
Justice for Refugees!

* "Italy cracks down on NGOs, conducts naval missions to fight migrant crisis" (2017-08-05, cgtn.com) [archive.fo/OoOYM]

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BAY AREA PEACE COUNCIL's 
NEW COLD WAR NEWS 


* "People’s Liberation Army Navy In the Baltic" (2017-08-01, southfront.org) [archive.fo/lQazd]

* "Russia & Iran to boost military cooperation as both get hit by US sanctions" (2017-08-05, rt.com) [archive.fo/vpsnp]

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NEW COLD WAR FrontlinePeople's Republic of China & the SCO

* "Tough US proposals threaten to bring US-China trade relations to new low" (2017-08-04, cgtn.com) [archive.fo/7yT10]

* "US corporate acquisitions in China rise in first half of 2017: official" (2017-08-04, cgtn.com) [archive.fo/Akdtr]

* "Proof land belongs to China in stand-off with India - says Chinese Ministry" (2017-08-04, cgtn.com) [archive.fo/l6zLS]
* "China's Defense Ministry warns India of its bottom line" (2017-08-04, cgtn.com) [archive.fo/B3d0D]
* "MOFA: China notified India twice before constructing road in Donglang" (2017-08-04, cgtn.com) [archive.fo/A0yZW]


 As a good faith measure to alleviate the New Cold War Frontline between China & India...
* "AIIB to lend $329 mil for roads in rural India" (2017-08-05, cgtn.com) [archive.fo/8dobX]

* "US Army bans Chinese drones over ‘operational risks & cyber vulnerabilities’ " (2017-08-05, rt.com) [archive.fo/02MpA]

* "ASEAN FMs reiterate concerns over tensions on Korean Peninsula" (2017-08-05, cgtn.com) [archive.fo/qpBIP]:
Foreign ministers from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)'s member countries issued a statement on the situation in the Korean Peninsula in Manila, the Philippines on Saturday.
The statement reiterated concerns over the escalation of tensions in the region, including the most recent testing by the DPRK of intercontinental ballistic missiles in July and previous ballistic missile launches and nuclear tests last year.
The statement added that the developments seriously threaten peace, security and stability in the region and the world.
The ministers urge the DPRK, a participant of the ASEAN Regional Forum, to positively contribute to realizing the Forum’s vision to maintain the Asia-Pacific as a region of lasting peace, stability, friendship and prosperity, and to prevent the escalation of potential conflicts.
The latest document was issued on the first day of the 50th ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting and other related meetings going on in the Philippine capital.
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi is scheduled to attend related meetings such as the ASEAN Plus Three Foreign Minister’ Meeting and the ASEAN Regional Forum, together with FMs from S. Korea, US and Russia.

* "ASEAN FMs endorse framework of code of conduct in South China Sea" (2017-08-05, cgtn.com) [archive.fo/EgVWc] [begin excerpt]:
Southeast Asian nations are seeing progress on the South China Sea dispute, as foreign ministers from ten countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have endorsed the framework of the Code of Conduct (COC) in the South China Sea on Saturday in Manila, according to a Philippine official.
The framework is expected to be adopted at the ASEAN-China meeting on Sunday. [...]
Meanwhile, the ministers urged the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) to create a conducive environment to ease the mounting tensions on the Korean Peninsula. They expressed "grave concerns" over the escalation of tensions following the DPRK's missile and nuclear tests.
The next few days in Manila will likely see many fiery debates, with top diplomats from China, the US, Russia, the DPRK, and South Korea also joining the talks.


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NEW COLD WAR FrontlineFederation of Russia & the Eurasian Union

* "Collateral Damage: U.S. Sanctions Aimed at Russia Strike Western European Allies" (2017-07-28, by Diana Johnstone, counterpunch.org) [archive.is/Gb7D9]
* "Sanctions, smoke and mirrors from a kindergarten on LSD" (2017-07-31, thesaker.is) [archive.fo/KJy2e] [begin excerpt]:
The latest US sanctions and the Russian retaliatory response have resulted in a torrent of speculations in the official media and the blogosphere – everybody is trying to make sense of a situation which appears to make no sense at all. Why in the world would the US Senate adopt new sanctions against Russia when Russia has done absolutely nothing to provoke such a vote? Except for Rand Paul and Bernie Sanders, every single US Senator voted in favor of these sanctions. Why?! This is even more baffling when you consider that the single biggest effect of these sanctions will be to trigger a rift, and possibly even counter-sanctions [archive.fo/FJnvM], between the US and the EU. What is absolutely clear is that these sanctions will have exactly zero effect on Russia and I don’t think anybody is seriously expecting the Russians to change anything at all in their policies. And yet, every Senator except Paul and Sanders voted for this. Does that make any sense to you?
Let’s try to figure out what is going on here.
First, a simple reminder: like all US politicians, from the county level to the US Congress, Senators have only one consideration when then vote – “what’s in it for me?”. The very last thing which any US Senator really cares about are the real life consequences of his/her vote. This means that to achieve the kind of quasi unanimity (98%) for a totally stupid vote there was some kind of very influential lobby which used some very forceful “arguments” to achieve such a vote. Keep in mind that the Republicans in the Senate knew that they were voting against the wishes of their President. And yet every single one except for Rand Paul voted for these sanctions, that should tell you something about the power of the lobby which pushed for them. So who would have such power? [end excerpt]

* "US sanctions Russia: Who, why & how we got here" (2017-08-03, rt.com) [archive.fo/l3GrK]
* "Kremlin agrees with Trump that Russia-US ties at 'very dangerous low' " (2017-08-04, cgtn.com) [archive.fo/ZSA1m]
* "Russians believe US sanctions won’t have any effect, but disappointment in Trump grows – poll" (2017-08-04, rt.com) [archive.fo/kchko]
* "US sanctions against Russia ‘diametrically opposed’ to European interest – German FM" (2017-08-04, rt.com) [archive.fo/fhHlh]

* "EU blacklists 3 Russian nationals, 3 companies over Siemens turbines to Crimea" (2017-08-04, rt.com) [archive.fo/W0UeE]
* "EU imposes additional sanctions on Russia over Siemens scandal" (2017-08-04, cgtn.com) [archive.fo/6we1j]
* "Moscow slams new EU sanctions, reserves right for retaliatory steps" (2017-08-04, rt.com) [archive.fo/eOI0c]

* "Germany: New US sanctions are more than problematic" (2017-08-05, cgtn.com) [archive.fo/ZRh3p]

* "EU sanctions against Russia over Siemens turbines violate intl law – energy ministry" (2017-08-05, rt.com) [archive.fo/wCmEP]

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NEW COLD WAR FrontlineThe ALBA states

* "Venezuela Needs a Constituent Victory" (2017-07-26, by Carlos Aznarez, thedawn-news.org) [archive.fo/xIlKY]

* "US Regime Change in Venezuela: The Truth is Easy if You Follow the Money" (2017-07-31, by Tony Cartalucci) [archive.fo/RCMr1]
* "Imperial War on Venezuelan Democracy. The Constitutional Process" (2017-07-30, by Stephen Lendman) [archive.fo/oWpR1]
* "After Venezuela’s Election, U.S. And Allies Turn Up Heat – A Coup Could Be Ahead; The Trump administration has described Sunday’s constituent assembly election in Venezuela as 'another step toward dictatorship', despite high voter turnout and little evidence that the assembly will dissolve the country’s legislature. Will Venezuela be the CIA’s next regime change target?" (2017-08-01, mintpressnews.com) [archive.is/Xfbmw] [begin excerpt]:
Mainstream reporting on the constituent assembly election has centered around what the assembly might do once elected. It has been portrayed as a step towards dictatorship [archive.fo/V2g46], even though the president of Venezuela is authorized by the current constitution to convene such an assembly. These dictatorship claims are based on the possibility that the assembly will draft a constitution that will dissolve the legislature and give Maduro unlimited power, moves that no one in Maduro’s party nor he himself has ever stated a desire to see.
According to the current government of Venezuela, the constituent assembly was convened with the purpose of safeguarding certain “achievements” claimed by the Chavista movement over nearly two decades. It is also intended to end the impasse between the opposition-controlled legislature and the executive branch of the government by allowing groups from both sides to draft a new constitution and re-initiate dialogue.
However, the opposition parties boycotted the election, despite having called for constituent assembly elections for several years [archive.is/45xGu] – that is, until Maduro called for one. For that reason, the results of Sunday’s election led to victories for mostly Maduro supporters and allies [archive.is/V2g46], as the main opposition group in Venezuela, the Democratic Unity Roundtable (MUD), chose not to participate, thereby undermining the entire process. Other minor opposition parties chose to participate [archive.is/PA6JS]. [end excerpt]
* "Venezuela on the Cuban Road" (2017-08-01, by Manuel E. Yepe, professor at the Higher Institute of International Relations in Havana) [archive.fo/T3a9h] [begin excerpt]:
“Venezuela may be marching along the Cuban road, according to congressmen” is the title given by NBC-News to Suzanne Gamboa’s article dated Washington D.C. On July 19, 2017, citing words from New Jersey Democratic senator Bob Menendez, a vehement promoter of the genocidal blockade imposed by the United States against Cuba for more than half a century.
“Castro has condemned his own people to poverty, hunger and immense suffering, while accumulating wealth and power,” this corrupt politician declared, without blushing. He’s had a criminal trial for corruption pending since 2015 that has seriously disturbed his political career in U.S. The trial against Menéndez is scheduled for the period in which the election process will take place that will elect his replacement in a Senate seat the Democratic party does not want to lose. This has led Menéndez to conceal, as far as possible, his legal situation.
Many of the members of the US Congress who are now focusing their attention on the situation in Venezuela are of Cuban descent. It is not that they were born on the island but that they were formed in the heat of hatred for the island’s national independence and socialism. The extreme right of the United States and the oligarchies across the continent have played a key role in this struggle. Many are from Florida, Texas and New York, where the largest population of Venezuelan immigrants can be found.
Another American politician who has a leading role in the development of the current US right-wing campaign against Venezuela because of it’s winning back positions won in recent decades by the continent’s anti-imperialist left. That is Marco Rubio, a Republican senator from Florida.
Rubio played a significant role in the maneuver of the Venezuelan pro-imperialist opposition –which ended in failure two weeks ago– to call on Venezuelans to participate in an illegal “plebiscite”, which –except in the extremely pro-imperialist milieus– was totally obscured by the effort by the Venezuelan government which confirmed broad popular support for the process of choosing the Constituent Assembly on July 30. [...]
It is quite logical that in the struggles for its definitive independence there are many similarities between the current political processes of Venezuela and Cuba, as well as between the independence aspirations of all the Latin American countries that have in common the objective of liberating themselves from the condition of semicolonies of the United States. [end excerpt]

* "Livingstone backs Maduro and blames US meddling for Venezuela collapse" (2017-08-01, thetimes.co.uk) [archive.fo/lTnHn]

* "Canada condemns Venezuela's 'undemocratic' vote but is not ready to follow U.S. sanctions yet; Government is continuing to monitor the situation and consider its options, says official" (2017-07-31, cbc.ca) [archive.is/zrYQo]

* (2017-08-01, facebook.com/MintpressNewsMPN) [archive.fo/FHWUy]: What right does our government have in telling Venezuela they cannot hold a legitimate election? Another CIA-backed coup could be ahead...


* (2017-08-02, wikileaks.org) [archive.is/HEM8j]: What is the #1 U.S. interest in Venezuela? If the classified history of the U.S. State Department is a guide, oil.


* "Venezuela gripped by crisis" (2017-08-04, cgtn.com) [archive.fo/1nPlD] [begin excerpt]:
CGTN America spoke to George Ciccariello-Maher, an associate professor at Drexel University, about whether the current unrest can lead to a civil war.
Ciccariello-Maher said the opposition boycotting the election is a sign that the events on the ground could be heading towards such direction.
"It’s not surprising that they’re not recognizing the result because they didn’t participate in the election," he said about the opposition, recalling similar events in 2005.
"They did the same thing in 2005 and we were left without representation in the National Assembly. So now, what you’re seeing is a conscious choice to push harder, to push forward with what would clearly be an unconstitutional exit."
"The opposition consultation that it carried out a couple of weeks ago was very clear on this. It talks about military intervention into politics. They talked about forming a national unity government," he noted, stressing that such features were not part of the Constitution.
However "they use the language of defending the constitution to press for the removal of the legitimately elected president of Venezuela." [end excerpt]
* "Livingstone denies he blamed Chavez for not killing Venezuelan oligarchs to avoid crisis" (2017-08-04, rt.com) [archive.fo/nVIvb]

* "US Says It Won’t Recognize Venezuela’s Constituent Assembly; It’s the latest action from the U.S. government aimed at tarnishing the legal and democratic National Constituent Assembly vote" (2017-08-04, telesurtv.net) [archive.fo/h5g3n]

* "Smartmatic Chairman Connected to Transitional Government Calls for Venezuela; Lord Malloch-Brown​ ​​​​​​is also Chairman of the International Crisis Group, which has called for a "transitional government" in Venezuela" (2017-08-04, telesurtv.net) [archive.fo/vWBgK] [begin excerpt]:
Questions are being asked about the links between a former British minister of state, a U.S. billionaire and the Venezuelan National Constituent Assembly vote count.
London-based Smartmatic CEO Antonio Mugica claimed on Wednesday that the turnout had been tampered with.
Mugica said it had been inflated by about a million votes, but did not elaborate on how the company arrived at their conclusion.
Asked why he did not alert the Venezuelan government, he said: “I guess we probably thought that the authorities would not be sympathetic to what we had to say.”
Venezuela's National Electoral Council said over 8 million people had cast their ballots and disputed his claims.
Mark Malloch Brown, a minister of state at the Foreign and Commonwealth office under the former U.K. Prime Minister Gordon Brown, is Chairman of Smartmatic.
The British Lord is also Chairman of the International Crisis Group, which has called for a "transitional government" in Venezuela.
"Restoration of constitutional rule probably will require formation of a transitional government of national unity under a mutually acceptable interim president," says the Power without the People: Averting Venezuela’s Breakdown, a document published by the organization on July 19.
In addition, the briefing note calls for the heavy involvement of the Organization of American States in the suggested negotiations, which would also include a "transitional justice" scheme to give government officials "safe passage to exile."
"Carrots as well as sticks are needed."
Formed in the 1990s, the International Crisis Group aims "to prevent wars and shape policies that will build a more peaceful world," through lobbying and "advocacy."
The Washington-based organization receives most of its funds from North American and European governments, as well as private foundations.
The Morning Star reports that Lord Malloch-Brown has close links to the Hungarian-born U.S. billionaire NGO kingpin George Soros.
Malloch Brown was a member of the Soros advisory committee on Bosnia from 1993-94.
As the United Nations Development Fund administrator in 2002, he suggested the agency work alongside Soros’s Open Society Institute.
He also served briefly as the UN deputy secretary-general in 2006.
In May 2007, Malloch Brown was made vice-president of Soros’s tax-haven hedge fund the Quantum Fund, but resigned in September that year when he joined Gordon Brown’s short-lived government.
Soros also serves on the Board of the International Crisis Group, and his Open Society organization is one of the group's main funders.
And he is a major financier of New York-based Human Rights Watch.
Soros pledged a challenge grant of US$100 million over 10 years in 2010 to the non-governmental organization which has been a long-standing and fierce critic of Venezuela’s socialist government.

* "Cuba backs Venezuela as its economy is heavily dependent on subsidized Venezuelan oil" (2017-08-05, cgtn.com) [archive.fo/N5hRq]

* "Mercosur Suspends Venezuela, Maduro Vows to Fight Decision; Brazilian Foreign Minister Aloysio Nunes said political suspension does not imply neither expulsion nor the application of economic sanctions" (2017-08-05, telesurtv.net) [archive.fo/z5y3T]

* "Message from the Network in Defense of Humanity to the Heroic Bolivarian People of Venezuela" (2017-08-05, cubaontime.com) [archive.fo/gf4ar]:
The Network of Intellectuals, Artists and Social Movements in Defense of Humanity want to congratulate the Venezuelan people for the lesson in democracy they gave during the vote for the National Constituent Assembly yesterday.
Despite the attempts by the national and international right to generate hate and terror to prevent, through fear, the democratic right to vote, the people went out to the streets to say no to violence and yes to a National Constituent Assembly. They regarded this as a tool for peace – a way of strengthening participatory democracy and to constitutionalize the progress that has been achieved.
Special mention needs to be made about the obscene imperial interference in this process (as acknowledged by the CIA itself without even blushing) and the amplification, and legitimization of violence that the transnational corporations disseminated with impunity.
We not only recognize the results from the more than 8 million votes of the Venezuelan people, but we condemn any present or future intent to destabilize the legitimate Government headed by Nicolas Maduro Moros, or the installation of the Constituent Assembly. We call on the people of the Americas to repudiate the complicity of the right wing Governments in the region with the government of the United States in its pro-coup and interventionist attempts against Venezuela.
We also say yes to the Constitutional Assembly as a way to deepen people’s power and social justice that the people of Venezuela inherited from Commander Hugo Chávez, who always fought for a Venezuela and Latin America more dignified and sovereign.
In this regard we stress the importance of knowing at this crucial time which is the right side of the struggle in Venezuela to be on – for us it is, and always will be, to confront imperialism and defend the political, economic and territorial sovereignty of Venezuela.
The Network  in Defense of Humanity
In Our America, July 31st, 2017
Cuba-Network in Defense of Humanity. In defense of the truth and plurality information
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* "British university rejects Cuban students citing U.S. blockade laws as justification; The British Cuba Solidarity Campaign (CSC) has launched a campaign to overturn a ban on applications from Cuban students by the Open University" (2017-07-31, en.granma.cu) [archive.fo/3fXiw]

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NEW COLD WAR FrontlineDemocratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK)

* "Urgent Warning: Time to Hit the Reset Button on U.S.-Korean Policy" (2017-08-01, by Medea Benjamin) [archive.fo/yAuMH]
* "Trump Intel Cheif: North Korea learned from Libya war to 'never' give up nukes" (2017-07-29, theintercept.com) [archive.fo/fkZi3]

* " ‘If thousands die, they’re going to die over there’: Lindsey Graham says North Korea war almost ‘inevitable’ " (2017-08-01, rawstory.com) [archive.is/2d8KD]
* "DPRK FM Spokesman Slams U.S. CIA Director's Remarks" (2017-07-25, KCNA newswire) [archive.is/Wpebm] [begin excerpt]: On July 20, the U.S. CIA Director Pompeo mentioned impertinently, at a security forum hosted by a civilian organization, about the "removal of the supreme leadership" of the DPRK, saying that what is most dangerous about the north Korean nuclear issue is the character who holds the control over the nuclear weapons and that the intelligence community and the Department of Defense are figuring out the way to separate the weapons from someone who might well have intent to use them.
Although his reckless remarks are just balderdash of a guy who has become so angrily desperate due to the ever-increasing nuclear strike capability of the DPRK, they have gone over the line, and it has now become clear that the ultimate aim of the Trump administration's hostile policy towards the DPRK is the "regime change" in the DPRK.
That the person who is supposed to be in charge of all foreign intelligence in the U.S., harbors an illusion that it could separate our army and people from our supreme leadership is an expression of his illiteracy about the DPRK and an explicit illustration of incompetence of the U.S. intelligence community. [end excerpt]

* "U.S. sanctions against DPRK are culmination of acts against humanity and civilization" (2017-08-01, by Kim Kwang Hak, Researcher of the Institute for American Studies, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, DPRK) [archive.is/ogHXA] [begin excerpt]:
First, the sanctions imposed by the U.S. upon the DPRK pursue “regime collapse” of the DPRK and therefore, are illegal, provocative and aggressive in nature.
It is by nature a violent intervention in internal affairs and an illegal and brutal action that any country classifies the policies of other sovereign states as “legal” or “illegal” and imposes sanctions upon other countries according to the former’s domestic laws.
Article 5 of the “Declaration on Rights and Duties of States” (Draft) provides that “Every state has the right to equality in law with every other state”.
In a word, a sovereign state can by no means be the target of jurisdiction of other countries.
However, the U.S. is imposing unilateral sanctions upon the DPRK by applying dozens of its domestic laws, taking up an array of such groundless and preposterous pretext as “communist state”, non-market economy,  threat to national security of the U.S., violation of human rights, money laundering, proliferation of WMD, etc.
The U.S. sanctions against the DPRK are of completely aggressive, provocative and ill-famed nature, because those are seeking “regime collapse” of the DPRK.
The current dozens of the U.S. sanctions laws against the DPRK are doubly or trebly intertwined, so that even if some sanctions are lifted, the sanctions in general are to continue to be in place.
In other words, the U.S. sanctions against the DRPK take aim not only at the self-defensive nuclear deterrent force of the DPRK but also at its ideology and system itself and therefore, unless the DPRK abandons its own ideology and system, these sanctions will forever threaten the right to existence and development of its people. [end excerpt]

* "North Korea travel ban would hit Pyongyang University hard" (2017-07-21, sciencemag.org) [archive.is/cNqPX] [begin excerpt]:
2017 has been a tough year for North Korea’s Pyongyang University of Science and Technology (PUST). The university, founded by a Korean-American and one of the isolated nation’s top schools, was sucked into a political maelstrom this spring when the government arrested two Korean-Americans affiliated with the university. And now it’s facing a potentially devastating blow: The U.S. Department of State next week plans to impose a ban on travel by any U.S. passport holder to North Korea, effective next month. PUST President Yu-Taik Chon and some 40 PUST faculty and lecturers are U.S. citizens. [...]
Since PUST took in its first 50 students in 2010, the student body has steadily grown; enrollment now stands at 450 undergraduates and 90 graduate students. And PUST plans to open a medical school, now under construction, at the end of this year. Though many observers have praised the university as a bold experiment in academic diplomacy, it has its detractors. Critics have asserted, for instance, that the university’s computer science courses train future North Korean hackers and cyberwarriors. PUST Chancellor Chan-Mo Park, 82, a computer scientist and former president of South Korea’s Pohang University of Science and Technology, rejects that charge. A South Korea–born U.S. citizen and, like the rest of PUST’s foreign faculty, a devout Christian, Park sat down with ScienceInsider to discuss recent developments. This interview has been edited for brevity and clarity. [end excerpt]

* " 'Gift' from the DPRK" (2017-07-19, exploredprk.com) [archive.fo/r8CV0]
* "The Impact of Hwasong-14 and Its Meaning" (2017-07-19, exploredprk.com) [archive.fo/q5XVj] [begin excerpt]: The country is developing its nuclear forces at the highest level.
It has already possessed H-bomb, and produces miniaturized, light and diversified nuclear warheads. What remained was the means of delivery. After possessing nuclear weapons, it has directed great efforts to developing its nuclear forces at breakneck speed so as to put an end to nuclear threat by the US. The maximum height of the ground-to-ground intermediate-range strategic ballistic rocket Hwasong-10, which was launched in June 2016, was 1 413.6km. And the maximum height of Hwasong-12 launched in May 2017 was 2 111.5km, about 700km higher than that of Hwasong-10. After less than two months, the country succeeded in test-firing Hwasong-14, an ICBM, the last gateway to perfecting its national nuclear forces. Hwasong-14 climbed along the flight track up to the maximum height of 2 802km and flew 933km for 39 minutes. The speed of development is quite surprising. [end excerpt]

* "Kim Jong Un Issues Order for 2nd Test-fire of ICBM Hwasong-14" (2017-07-27, exploredprk.com) [archive.is/srl0m]
* "Kim Jong Un Guides Second Test-fire of ICBM Hwasong-14" (2017-07-29, exploredprk.com) [archive.is/Q11o1]
* "Congratulations on the successful Hwasong-14 test" (2017-07-29, exploredprk.com) [archive.is/0IHzC] [begin excerpt]:
Hwasong-14 is an intercontinental ballistic missile, developed and produced by the DPRK using its own means and technology. The DPRK found itself in a very narrow, elite club of countries with such weapons and technology of its production. Among its members are such powers as China, Russia, USA and India.
Possession of own ICBMs, rockets fired from submarines and nuclear weapons makes the Korean People’s Army one of the most powerful armies in the world. This clearly shows nothing can stop the self-progress and technological development based on the strength of Juche Korea.
Now the United States has to accept the bitter fact that its entire territory is within reach of Korean rockets. Therefore, if they ever attacked the DPRK, they would have to face an adequate, painful response. [end excerpt]
* "Banquet Given in Presence of Kim Jong Un to Celebrate Successful Second Test-fire of Hwasong-14" (2017-07-29, exploredprk.com) [archive.is/dxmMi]
* "KN-08 Hwasong-13 & KN-20 Hwasong-14 semi-mobile Limited Range ICBM" (updated 2017-07-29, globalsecurity.org) [archive.is/JP6EH] [begin excerpt]: North Korea seemingly had decided not to go ahead with a missile launch to mark the 64th anniversary of the armistice that brought a ceasefire of the Korean War in July 27, 1953. In a speech at a rally to commemorate the anniversary, North’s Minister of Armed Forces Pak Yong-sik warned Washington on Wednesday not to "misjudge" the regime, and said that if enemies misunderstand their strategic status and stick to options of staging a preemptive nuclear attack against it, the North will launch a nuclear attack on the U.S. "without warning or prior notice." [end excerpt]


* "64th Anniversary of Victory in the Great Fatherland Liberation War" (2017-07-28, exploredprk.com) [archive.fo/1sDvX], photo set [archive.fo/EMHj6] [archive.fo/9V3Rh] [archive.fo/mKI3X] [archive.fo/zzogD] [archive.fo/b1nSF] [archive.fo/0fnGG] [archive.fo/c32Tm] [archive.fo/OtnuH] [archive.fo/CHniI] [archive.fo/qVm6J] [archive.fo/DJ2jp] [archive.fo/QyHv5]

* "July 27: V Day for the DPRK" (2017-07-27, exploredprk.com) [archive.fo/PGDjY] [begin excerpt]:
When the US unleashed the Korean war, few believed that it would end with the defeat of the US, which was a victor in the Second World War and had emerged as the leader of the imperialist forces. And no one believed that the two-year-old DPRK would win the war. It was by no means accidental that the US predicted at the time of unleashing the war that it would wind up the war within 72 hours. However, they miscalculated. As it said, the longer the war lasted, the deeper it found itself in a dilemma; though it kicked the door open, it could neither go into the room nor go out of it.
When it became aware of the DPRK, the Korean people and the Korean People’s Army, it was too late. It had to pay dearly for the crime of unleashing the war.
It hurled into the war over two-million-strong forces including one-third of its ground force, one-fifth of its air force, most of its Pacific Fleet, some of its Mediterranean Fleet, as well as the troops of 15 vassal states, south Korean puppet army and even the remnants of the former Japanese army, but it sustained a loss nearly 2.3 times greater than what it had suffered in the four-year war in the Pacific.
US News and World Report deplored that the US sustained a loss two times more than what it had suffered in five great wars–Independence War, war in 1812, Mexican War, US-Spanish War and war in the Philippines.
Driven into a tight corner by the might of the unity of the Korean army and people rallied behind their leader as one and the might of an all-people resistance, the US could not but sign an armistice agreement, no better than a surrender document.
July 27 was recorded as the V day for the DPRK, when the country, though small, defeated the US-led multinational forces under the signboard of the “UN forces,” thus creating a world-startling legendary tale and shattering the myth of the “mightiness” of the US, which had been boasting that it had never been defeated in over 100 wars. [end excerpt]

* "Jill Stein Slams ‘Demonization of North Korea’ in Bizarre MSNBC Interview" (2017-07-31, mediaite.com) [archive.is/nqSpH]
* "Anti-DPRK 'Human Rights' Campaign Criticized" (2017-07-18, exploredprk.com) [archive.fo/tbhWH] [begin excerpt]:
Recently, the deputy director of the “Citizens’ Alliance for North Korean Human Rights”, an anti-DPRK “human rights” conspiracy organization in Seoul of south Korea, made reference to the invitation extended to foreign advertising agencies to the 2017 International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) Challenge Pyongyang Open in August. He prattled that they opposed the activities of the advertising agencies in north Korea as the income generated from the advertising could end up in the hands of the north Korean government which is under a tough sanctions regime. [...]
If the “Citizens’ Alliance for North Korean Human Rights” is to be a proper organization, it should first rename itself “Citizens’ Alliance for South Korean Human Rights” and pick quarrel with the ongoing violations of human rights in south Korea, including discrimination and sexual abuse against foreign workers. In particular, it should remedy the practices of sexual harassment of local women by south Korean diplomats in several countries which have been recently exposed one after another, causing world-wide consternation and resentment. [end excerpt]

* "FM Spokesman on U.S. Return of DPRK’s Diplomatic Package" (2017-07-19, exploredprk.com) [archive.fo/hphKI] [begin excerpt]:
At the meeting of the UN Committee on Relations with Host Country, convened at the request of the permanent mission of the DPRK to the UN, the Cyprian representative chairing the committee and other representatives from many countries attending the session including China, Russia, Cuba and Syria acknowledged the mugging of the diplomatic package as a grave infringement upon the sovereignty of a UN member state which can never be tolerated.
The U.S. Department of State made an official apology to the DPRK on behalf of the U.S. government acknowledging that its security officials concerned made a mistake and expressed its hope that the DPRK would understand that the mistake was due to the security officials being oversensitive amid the deteriorating security situation in the U.S. [end excerpt]

* "China to ‘fully implement UN resolutions on DPRK’ " (2017-08-04, cgtn.com) [archive.fo/WKBZh]

* "ASEAN ministers to hold discussions on DPRK" (2017-08-04, cgtn.com) [archive.fo/L1gNZ]

* "Official: DPRK leaves door 'open' to US visitors" (2017-08-04, cgtn.com) [archive.fo/uJeub]

* " ‘Anachronistic’: N. Korea slams ‘international hooligan US brandishing sanctions club’ " (2017-08-05, rt.com) [archive.fo/nx7MR]

* "Chinese, British foreign policy chiefs discuss Korean Peninsula issue" (2017-08-05, cgtn.com) [archive.fo/O7WR7]

* "Draft UN resolution seeks to cripple North Korea’s export revenue by $1bn" (2017-08-05, rt.com) [archive.fo/AM0HB]

* "UN Votes on U.S. Drafted Sanctions to Block DPRK Exports; The resolution would block North Korean exports of coal, iron, iron ore, lead, lead ore, and even seafood" (2017-08-05, telesurtv.net) [archive.fo/UD4dp]

* "DPRK Responds to Travel Ban: Invites US Citizens to 'See Reality with their own Eyes' ; Responding to the travel ban to North Korea imposed by the U.S. government on its citizens, the DPRK said that their doors are 'wide open' for U.S. citizens" (2017-08-05, telesurtv.net) [archive.fo/Z96le]
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* "North Korean Defector, ‘Treated Like Dirt’ in South, Fights to Return" (2017-08-05, nytimes.com) [archive.is/IWh3k]
The more he struggled, the more he missed his family in the North, especially his son. He saved $4,500 and, using intermediaries because no banking transfers are allowed between North and South, sent it to his ex-wife in the North, who told him that she wanted to be reunited. He also felt guilty for leaving home after he learned that his father had died while he was away. To add to his woes, the broker who smuggled him from China to Thailand sued him, accusing him of not paying all of his fee.
Then in May last year, Mr. Kwon said, he finally “snapped.” When he didn’t get the pay he said he had been promised for carrying bricks, he asked the police to intervene, but they sided with his South Korean boss, who denied Mr. Kwon’s accusation.
“I will go back to the North and hold a news conference there to tell the truth about what the life was like in the South,” he yelled at them, according to court records.
His escape from the North first made him an enemy of Pyongyang, and now his desire to go back has made him a pariah to some in the South.
Homesick, Mr. Kwon watched North Korean propaganda on the internet. He applied for a South Korean passport and a tourist visa to China so he could enter North Korea from there. He converted his savings to dollars. He even sent goodbye text messages to a police detective he had befriended, saying he was moving “abroad.”
“I no longer want to live here heartbroken,” he texted.
On June 22 last year, a dozen police officers raided his home and arrested him on a charge of plotting to flee to North Korea, a crime punishable by up to seven years in prison. Mr. Kwon was released in September after a judge suspended his one-year prison term.
He has since been out of work, and his fellow defectors shun him. He was reduced to smoking dirty cigarette butts off the ground.
“I went through difficulties in the South that I hadn’t known in the North,” he said. “I am afraid to live in the South.”
Mr. Kwon moved to Seoul in March and stayed in homeless shelters before renting a room for $267 a month. He found help in sympathetic Christian pastors.
“It’s a most natural thing for a human to want to go home to his family,” the Rev. Moon Dae-gol said. “A state that denies that right is no better than a beast.”
During his protests in front of government buildings, Mr. Kwon holds a sign that says: “I am a citizen of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. I want to go home.” Some accuse him of being foolhardy. But he remains undeterred.
He said he was not afraid of being punished in the North for fleeing, although he added that he expected to be sent for re-education for a period and that this was a price he was prepared to pay. He said he was proud of the North’s nuclear weapons. He would not accept any criticism of North Korea, and its human rights abuses, and vowed to “stay loyal to the end.” [end excerpt]
- Photo caption: Mr. Kwon in front of the Blue House, the presidential home, with a sign that says in part, “I am a citizen of Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.”


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NEW COLD WAR Frontline: Arab Republic of Syria

* "Don’t be Fooled, the CIA was Only Half the Problem in Syria" (2017-07-31, by Steven MacMillan) [archive.is/XFh7i]

* "U.S. stealing Syria’s ancient artifacts" (2017-08-01, en.shafaqna.com) [archive.is/qD3XC]:
The Lebanese Al-Hadith news agency believes that the construction of numerous military bases in Syria by the United States is a meaningless task from the security and military perspectives. These bases are far from each other and in some cases, not more than a dozen soldiers are stationed in them.
The Lebanese agency poses the question of the secrets behind the plurality of US military bases in Syria?
Local sources near a US military base between the “Georud” area and the “Al-Zamir” airport in Damascus, uncovered suspicious movements and reported that numerous empty American helicopters land in said base, load something and then leave.
Meanwhile, local witnesses in the area confirmed that US helicopters also move around large drilling machines that is used to explore the ancient and historical regions of the area.
According to a Syrian antiques businessman, the area explored by the Americans is an ancient region, which was targeted by traffickers before the war because it is said that a treasure in form of gold coins and antiques (that weighs more than ten tons) is buried there.
The United States, with the pretext of supporting moderate opposition, but in reality aiming to steal the ancient and historical monuments of Syria, identifies specific places for the construction of its military bases in the country.

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NEW COLD WAR FrontlineIslamic Republic of Iran


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NEW COLD WAR Frontline: Jurisdiction of Yemen

* "Biological Warfare: US & Saudis Use Cholera to Kill Yemenis" (2017-07-29, by William Boardman) [archive.fo/IePlM]

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BAY AREA PEACE COUNCIL's
NATO Watch

* "Trump says US ‘losing’ war in Afghanistan, wants top brass reshuffle – reports" (2017-08-04, rt.com) [archive.fo/oYnvS]
* "Swamp for Trump: Third US President vows to win 16-year Afghan War" (2017-08-04, rt.com) [archive.fo/wuR07]
* "Trump Says U.S. ‘Losing’ Afghan War in Tense Meeting With Generals" (2017-08-01, NBC News) [archive.fo/Nz4R7] [begin excerpt]:
President Donald Trump has become increasingly frustrated with his advisers tasked with crafting a new U.S. strategy in Afghanistan and recently suggested firing the war's top military commander during a tense meeting at the White House, according to senior administration officials.
During the July 19 meeting, Trump repeatedly suggested that Defense Secretary James Mattis and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford replace Gen. John Nicholson, the commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, because he is not winning the war, the officials said. Trump has not met Nicholson, and the Pentagon has been considering extending his time in Afghanistan.
Over nearly two hours in the situation room, Trump complained about NATO allies, inquired about the United States getting a piece of Afghan’s mineral wealth and repeatedly said the top U.S. general there should be fired. [...]
Trump vented to his national security team that the veterans told him forces from the North Atlantic Treaty Organization have not been helpful, and he lamented that China is making money off of Afghanistan's estimated $1 trillion in rare minerals while American troops are fighting the war, officials said. Trump expressed frustration that his advisers tasked with figuring out how the U.S. can help American businesses get rights to those minerals were moving too slowly, one official said.
China purchased mineral rights in Afghanistan a decade ago, investment the U.S. supported at the time. Beijing has since had teams mining copper outside of Kabul.
The focus on the minerals was reminiscent of Trump's comments early into his presidency when he lamented that the U.S. didn't take Iraq's oil when the majority of forces departed the country in 2011. [end excerpt]
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* "What if Trump Ordered a Nuclear Strike on China? I’d Comply, Says Admiral" (2017-07-27, nytimes.com) [archive.fo/SY27y], photo caption: Adm. Scott H. Swift, the commander of the United States Pacific Fleet, aboard the aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan in Brisbane, Australia, on Tuesday. He answered questions at Australian National University in Canberra on Thursday.

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* "British Army must stop recruiting child soldiers, veteran tells RT" (2017-08-04, rt.com) [archive.fo/4n6Tg]

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NATO Watch: 
Articles reflecting the views of war planners
(warontherocks.com) [archive.fo/69odf]


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NATO Watch: 
Weapons for a New World Order & the Militarization of Space


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World Context & Events 
Including information on Institutions of Self-Government not recognized by the United Nations, as defined by the USA State Dept.'s legal statement supporting unilateral declarations of independence (2009-07) (.pdf) [is.gd/6MJUTQ], and by the UN International Court (2010-07-22) [archive.fo/mc6sX], recognizing the jurisdictions of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) (.pdf) [is.gd/ek1oFs] including EEZ territorial boundaries [archive.fo/wl8Oj], the Antarctic Treaty System (ATS) [archive.fo/UtXrm]. Notes on Diplomatic Recognition [archive.fo/qGIGd]. 1933 Montevideo Convention on the Rights and Duties of States declares that "a State as a person of international law should possess a permanent population, a defined territory, a government and the capacity to enter into relations with other States."
Evaluated by Bay Area MPD Committees, serving as a 5th World News service [FifthWorldNews.blogspot.com], more news sites: [globalresearch.ca] [southfront.org] [fmso.leavenworth.army.mil] [corpwatch.org [fpif.org


Energy & Resource Extraction:
International Energy Agency (IEA) [iea.org]

* "More on Energy Imperialism" (2017-07-26, by Zoltan Zigedy) [archive.fo/rjTTb] [begin excerpt]:
Literally days after my last post on the changes in US energy policy and its influence on the trajectory of US imperialism, President Donald Trump and his energy secretary proclaimed those changes in their customary blunt and bombastic way. On June 29, Trump declared a US policy of “energy dominance” at a meeting at the Department of Energy. Reuters‘s headline on their coverage perfectly captured the meaning of this policy: “Trump Seeks to Project Global Power through Energy Exports.” Bloomberg News’s Gennifer Dlouhy quotes Trump: “We are a top producer of petroleum and the No. 1 producer of natural gas. We have so much more than we ever thought possible. We are really in the driver’s seat.” [end excerpt]

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Robotization & the Exclusion of Superfluous Labor

* "Agriculture gets futuristic to plug labor shortage" (2017-08-04, cgtn.com) [archive.fo/9I7rb]:
Stacking strawberries for shipment throughout North America, Gary Wishnatzki grows and markets a variety of crops in Florida. But he says he’s struggling to find workers to pick the fruit.
“The availability of labor has been in decline across agriculture,” said Wish Farms owner Gary Wishnatzki. “And it’s not just strawberries.”
Wishnatzki blames the US recession for a reported net reduction in the number of Mexican immigrants, a key source of farm labor.
Mexican government statistics show emigration to the US remains stable, but well below pre-recession levels. And official US figures for May show an 8% decline in farm worker hiring from the year before.
“We were having times where we were leaving crops in the field,” said Wishnatzki.
Wishnatzki says he’s forced to rely on a seasonal worker visa program just expanded by the Trump administration, but which he complains is expensive and bureaucratic. So he’s turning to technology to make up the shortfall.
Wishnatzki’s company is helping develop a robot he hopes will be able to harvest fruit with the precision of a human worker.
“This is the last frontier in mechanization at the farm,” said Wishnatzki.
While wheat or soy crops are harvested just once a season, strawberry plants are picked multiple times. That means this machine must use its powerful processors to first identify the ripe fruit, and then retrieve it without damaging the fragile plant.
“It’s possible to do things that weren’t even dreamed of five years ago,” said Wishnatzki.
Farmers growing other crops harvested by hand are also experimenting with mechanization.
“If they can make strides in mechanized harvesting to reduce their need for a workforce then that will put them one step closer to continuing to stay competitive,” said Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association Director of Public Affairs Lisa Lochridge,
Wishnatzki hopes his robot will help him compete on cost amid a rise in farm wages.
But it could be some time before these workers are replaced by machines. Wishnatzki expects it’ll take about 3 years before the technology is ready for widespread use.

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Instruments of the World Market Regime


/ G-20


/ G-7

BRICS
[thebricspost.com]

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Cryptocurrency

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United Nations (UN)
UN Peacekeeping Operations map [archive.fo/wTpdj]

* "Under-Secretary-General Liu Zhenmin takes office in UN" (2017-08-03, cgtn.com) [archive.fo/l5dkh]


* "Peacekeeping – how do others compare to China?" (2017-08-04, cgtn.com) [archive.fo/cNYyz]


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Space Race: The Partitioning of Planets
The Outer Space Treaty (OST) [archive.fo/CLCXG]; Space Law [archive.fo/QuYL1]; USA Space Property Law [archive.fo/beU61] , USA space mining law [archive.fo/5HG4r] [archive.fo/Y8ZVV] [archive.fo/w57h7] [archive.fo/6hZIR]


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Global Anarchist vanguards & autonomous zones
[anarchistnews.org] [ainfos.ca[squat.net[libcom.org] [anarchiststudies.org] [a-revolt.org] [wsm.ie] [facebook.com/SolidarityTimes] [redblack.org] [cnt-f.org] [insurrectionnewsworldwide.com] [anarchisthistory.noblogs.org

* "Gord Hill, Indigenous Artist and Anarchist: An Interview" (2017-08-01, crimethinc.com) [archive.is/rtSrF], introduction:
Gord Hill is an anarchist artist and a member of the Kwakwaka’wakw nation who has been active in anticolonial and anticapitalist struggles for decades. Over the years, his art and criticism have been an inspiration and challenge to us. Gord is the author of two comic books, The 500 Years of Resistance Comic Book, The Anti-Capitalist Resistance Comic Book, as well as 500 Years of Indigenous Resistance, and runs the website Warrior Publications. He also draws and writes under the pseudonym Zig Zag.



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World Anti-Imperialist Alliance for People's Democracy (Marxist-Leninist-Maoist)
Marxism-Leninism-Maoism Basic Course (2014, massalijn.nl) [archive.fo/1NZy5].
News: [redspark.nu] [signalfire.org] [maoistcommunistgroup.com] [ri-ir.org].



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Islamist Supremacists

Anti-Islamic acts [archive.fo/ErMTI]

* "More UK children fearing forced marriage – protection charity" (2017-08-04, rt.com) [archive.fo/FXGLk]
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Anti-Islamic Reaction
[www.islamophobie.net]

* "Muslim woman fined $575 for 'tainting' swimming pool with burkini – report" (2017-08-04, rt.com) [archive.fo/Er3py] [begin excerpt]:
A Muslim woman who rented a private vacation residence in France was reportedly made to pay €490 (US$575) because she swam in the property's communal pool while wearing a burkini. The owner said the pool had to be emptied and cleaned after her swim. [...]
The owner of the residence later contacted Fadila saying he had received a complaint call from the building's administration. They claimed that a woman wearing a veil had gotten into the pool while wearing her clothes and that she had refused to exit the water when requested to do so.
However, Fadila says she was never asked to leave the pool at all.
“I was stunned,” she told CCIF [archive.fo/w7ERB], “because no one had stopped me or said anything at all.” [end excerpt]


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Governance over the Arctic Ocean


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Canada
Map [archive.fo/Y4Jtd]


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Quebec nation within the Realm of Canada


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The nations within the Realm of Canada, including... 
The Inuit, the Metis, the 630 recognized First Nations governments, and traditional nations.
Maps of the Inuit [archive.fo/tHTzZ] [archive.fo/7cycI] [archive.fo/yVcDs]


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Regional insights for the lands of 
Anahuac, Carib, and Abya Ayla ("Latin" America) 
"When the Eagle of the North flies with the Condor of the South, The Spirit of the Land, She will Reawaken".
* English language news [upsidedownworld.org] [narconews.com] [narcosphere.narconews.com] [nacla.org] [coha.org] [cepr.net] [cedema.org].
* Spanish language news [contrainjerencia.com]


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Bolivarian Alternative for the Peoples of Our Americas (ALBA)
[HandsOffBolivarianVenezuela.blogspot.com]. Map [archive.fo/qVad1].


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United States of Mexico 
[activista.mx]; Drug cartel area of influence (2011, Stratfor) [archive.is/iTybj]

* "Nochixtlan: Mixtec Blood Spilled over Mining Concessions" (regeneracionradio.org 105.3 FM Mexico City) [archive.is/j3PWz], including details on "Massacre Carried Out on Top of Mineral Deposits", "Outcome of a Massacre denied by the Government", "Blood Spilled for Graphite destined for Tesla", and more. [begin excerpt]:
Mining explorations have by now searched every last gram of earth to calculate how many millions of tons of minerals they can extract; however, the fact that thousands of Mixtecs would not be intimidated in the face of repression was neither in the government’s calculations nor in the transnational mining companies' profit ambitions.
The blood spilled on June 19, 2016, on top of mineral deposits, is the latest warning sign for the peoples of the Mixteca and Oaxaca to organize themselves in the face of the theft of their lands that mining companies, backed by the government, seek to carry out; a call to show that the blood of those who fell in 2006 and 2016 has not been shed in vain. [end excerpt]

-  Photo [archive.is/YF6rq]: The Mixtec population blocked the way of federal forces are arriving in Oaxaca to impose the Education Reform. On the morning of June 19, 2016, the blockade located by the town of Nochixtlán is removed.
Photo set: [archive.fo/RJnPg] [archive.fo/G8wrB] [archive.fo/2sI0y] [archive.fo/r53pU] [archive.fo/kNqk3] [archive.fo/FXnDh] [archive.fo/iH6jF] [archive.fo/thcee] [archive.fo/6LQQX][archive.fo/wQn8i] [archive.fo/U95VH] [archive.fo/nVpm8] [archive.fo/KqKKp] [archive.fo/lP5lK] [archive.fo/9349L] [archive.fo/mSKmr] [archive.fo/Mv4LN] [archive.fo/0noZa] [archive.fo/OBoNb] [archive.fo/eeJcx]


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* "Updates on Mexican Anarchist Prisoners Abraham Cortés and Fernando Bárcenas" (2017-07-31, itsgoingdown.org) [archive.fo/D1eve]:
- "Abraham Cortés is free!" (Update received on July 26, Anarchist Black Cross – Mexico):
This afternoon we received a phone call from compañero Abraham Cortés in which he told us that after more than three years in prison he is finally out after being granted early release.
We’re very pleased to share this news, as Abraham was rebellious prisoner during his entire time in prison, a compañero who always maintained a combative stance in the face of imprisonment.
Yet there are compañeros who remain behind prison walls…the struggle continues until we’re all free.
- "Fernando Bárcenas is out of isolation":
According to the latest update from the Anarchist Black Cross – Mexico, on July 26 Fernando was transferred to general population thanks to the pressure and mobilization of individuals and collectives in solidarity. Below is another public letter from Fernando, dated July 25.
(Message from Fernando Bárcenas, July 25, 2017) Dear friends,
I’m writing to inform you a little about my current situation. I’ve been taken to the Maximum Security Unit (MMS) where I’m now waiting for the reevaluation of the Technical Interdisciplinary Council to determine where I’ll be placed. Previously they put me in this unit claiming it was for my security, though in reality it’s for the security of the institution.
I’m grateful for all the gestures of solidarity from compañerxs who have done things to put an end to the segregation imposed on me for not accepting the subjugation of my dreams of freedom and for continuing with the projects that even now remain active, such as the alternative library that compañeros continue to build in the general population auditorium and El Canero, the newspaper of anti-prison action. The paper was discovered by the guards during the inspection of my belongings. It’s worth mentioning that upon being taken to the MMS, they warned me that they could kill me for what I say and that I should stop this edition of the newspaper, which for some time has not pleased the security staff. It’s also important to mention that the petition for conditional release is still in process. I filed it in order to reduce my prison sentence and finish it in “freedom.” Along with this, I should say that I don’t recognize the legal tools of the state. However, my situation has become complicated in prison and my well-being is at risk, so I am searching for a way to gain some relief.
That is why I am calling on all compañerxs to put pressure for a ruling on this petition which is of maximum importance for my security.
I’d also like to make a call for things to not get left to the side, to not act only when something serious happens. We shouldn’t let down our guard, we should always remain on alert, as in prison time passes in a different way. The life of a prisoner isn’t counted in years, but in hours, minutes, seconds…
This is an open shout for reflection on revolutionary solidarity which these days is very much lacking.
The continuity of this war declared on each and every one of us must come with accepting that the jail is everywhere, that we can take on the risk of living and feeling or lose it in the daily passing of lifeless days without freedom and without feeling. And that is why we’re still at war, until we’re all free.
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* "Angelopolis University of Puebla Rector Killed in Mexico; In what has been the most violent year in Mexico since records started being kept, a university rector in Mexico was murdered" (2017-08-05, telesurtv.net) [archive.fo/GMJZ2]

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Indigenous communities within Mexico
Map [archive.fo/xYkf4]


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The Good Government and the EZLN ("Zapatistas")
[chiapas-support.org] [enlacezapatista.ezln.org.mx] [zeztainternazional.ezln.org.mx]


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Revolutionary People's Democratic Party (PDPR) - Popular Revolutionary Army (EPR) for the People of Mexico
Communiques [is.gd/LUS15N]


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Central America, an "Economic Sacrifice Zone"


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Republic of Guatemala


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Republic of El Salvador (ALBA Affiliate)


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Republic of Honduras
Most of the comments are collected from the daily "Presente Honduras Digest", and from the "Honduras Solidarity Network" listserve, authored by experts in geopolitics and history of Latin America. Libre is the "leftist" party working to uphold human rights and sovereignty, JOH is the dictator of Honduras supported by the USA.
News: [aquiabajo.com]


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Tolupan nation within the Republic of Honduras


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Republic of Nicaragua (ALBA member)


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Republic of Cuba (ALBA member)
[radiohc.cu] [plenglish.com]


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Republic of Haiti


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Republic of France Overseas Department of Guadeloupe


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Republic of Colombia
[colombiasupport.net]

* "Ex-FARC Fighters Go Back to School on Monday; Education program is designed to support the rebels' reintegration into civilian life" (2017-08-04, telesurtv.net) [archive.fo/uTWf3]

* "Colombia Police Arrest FARC Leader, Undermining Peace Agreement; FARC leader Gloria Martinez was detained as she was traveling to Cucuta to present an academic paper on women and gender" (2017-08-05, telesurtv.net) [archive.fo/kz7G7], photo caption: Gloria Martinez

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Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia - People's Army (FARC-EP) 
Communiques [is.gd/rRiMnb], Peace Delegation [farc-epeace.org].
English [justiceforcolombia.org], [prensarural.org/spip/spip.php?mot95]. 
Spanish [farc-epeace.org] [pazfarc-ep.org] [mujerfariana.org] [resistencia-colombia.org] [issuu.com/pacocol[youtube.com/channel/UCen4cHx7I7aVoBJlPsJqgAw]



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National Liberation Army (ELN) for the people of the Republic of Colombia
[eln-paz.org]


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Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela (ALBA member)
News & Info: [venezuelanalysis.com]; [rnv.gob.ve]; ALBA Ciudad 96.3 FM [albaciudad.org]; Public Ministry [mp.gob.ve]; [issuu.com/tribuna_popular]

* "Support for Venezuela's Constituent Assembly New Members" photo gallery (2017-08-05, telesurtv.net) [archive.fo/PqK9W]: Thousands gathered outside of the Federal Legislative Palace in Caracas to show their backing for the 545 representatives. Eight million Venezuelans took part in the vote last Sunday, and the new ANC will set about the task of drafting a new constitution
* "Venezuela to install disputed new assembly" (2017-08-04, cgtn.com) [archive.fo/DFYIr]
* "Venezuela controversial new assembly opens" (2017-08-05, cgtn.com) [archive.fo/bDifo]

* "Venezuela inaugurates Constituent Assembly amid street unrest" (2017-08-05, rt.com) [archive.fo/fC3pn]
* "Venezuela Constituent Assembly Members Begin Dialogue Sessions; The political body is also launching its Truth Commission, which will investigate crimes committed by violent right-wing opposition protesters" (2017-08-05, telesurtv.net) [archive.fo/5F8s3]
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* "Venezuela Suspends Attorney General Pending Investigation; Ombudsman Tareck Willian Saab has been appointed as the interim attorney general" (2017-08-05, telesurtv.net) [archive.fo/hr8E2]:
The 545 elected members of Venezuela’s National Constituent Assembly, ANC, have begun dialogue sessions aimed at updating the country’s Constitution, just a day after being sworn in.
The dialogue sessions are intended to bring together broad sectors of Venezuelan society in order to propose revisions to the 1999 Constitution, which was drafted by a previous ANC organized by former President Hugo Chavez.
On Saturday, the ANC is also launching its Truth Commission, which will investigate crimes committed by violent right-wing opposition protesters, who are responsible for the deaths of over 100 people. The Commission will also investigate crimes committed during similar protests that took place in 2014, which left dozens of people dead.
“To the violent, to the fascists, to those who make the economic war on the people, justice will be served,” ANC President Delcy Rodriguez said.
She added that the ANC, with its “sovereign and plenipotentiary power,” will “heal Venezuela of the wounds of the economic war.”
The ex-foreign minister was appointed to lead the political body on Friday.
Former Venezuelan vice presidents Aristobulo Isturiz and Isaias Rodriguez were elected as first and second vice presidents of the body respectively.
Venezuela's new Foreign Minister, Jorge Arreaza, told teleSUR that he hoped the countries which have been attacking Venezuela will recognize that the ANC is an opportunity for peace.
“We are calling on all the different political, economic and social forces in our society to come together and to seek solutions,” Arreaza said, adding that change cannot take place with foreign interference.
“This has to be done among Venezuelans, respecting our independence. We don't need anyone from outside to come and stick their noses in. We can sort these problems out among ourselves.”

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Pluri-National State of Bolivia (ALBA member)


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Republic of Ecuador (ALBA member)

* "President of Ecuador strips vice president of power" (2017-08-04, cgtn.com) [archive.fo/L7Y8w]
* "Calls for Unity After Ecuador's Vice President Is Sidelined; Ruling party lawmakers act to restore relations after President Moreno stripped Jorge Glas of his reponsibilities" (2017-08-05, telesurtv.net) [archive.fo/tFlI0] [end excerpt]:
Earlier in its ten point text, the Alianza Pais parliamentary block praises the economic policies adopted by former president, Rafael Correa, and the achievements of his Citizen Revolution in advancing social equality and reducing poverty. The group says it recognizes the importance of President Moreno's move to advance a dialogue with all sectors of Ecuadorean society. However it insists this must be based on the party's program which people voted for earlier this year, and the group strongly rejects any secret deals with representatives of the right-wing opposition or the old oligarchy.
Hours earlier, Vice-President Jorge Glas said the decision to take away his reponsibilities is "a clear retaliation" by President Lenin Moreno for criticising his policies and also blamed pressure from "major businessmen and opposition leaders".
Speaking at a news conference, Glas said "I'll confess something: I feel liberated because after two months of the new government being in charge, I feel that it has betrayed the principles of the Citizen Revolution."
"Was it part of the Citizen Revolution's project to hand CNEL — the public energy company — to the Bucaram family?" he asked, referring to former presidential candidate Dalo Bucaram, leader of the opposition party Fuerza Ecuador. "But Bucaram was not chosen by the Ecuadorean people. This is a betrayal. As well as the national dialogue with the Christian-Democrat party", he added.
"(Moreno) knew I wouldn't support reducing taxes for the rich, nor the increase in value-added tax, nor removing the Law on Surplus Value designed to avoid speculation on land, nor other economic measures supposed to address an “economic crisis” that doesn't exist, as (the former Economy Minister) Ricardo Patiño explained." [end excerpt]
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* "Ecuador and Iran Discuss Expanding Bilateral Cooperation; The Iranian Foreign Minister visited Ecuador last year, and the two officials said that since then bilateral cooperation has expanded significantly" (2017-08-05, telesurtv.net) [archive.fo/zt6Vb]

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Republic of Peru


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Mapuche


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Towards a People's Republic of the Andes (Peru, Ecuador, Chile)
[movadef.net] [periodicoelpueblo.wordpress.com]. Documents by and about the PCP (1998) [archive.fo/l9PKx]



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Republic of Chile


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MIR - Guerrilla Army of the Poor (MIR-EGP) for the People of Chile
[mir-chile.com], communiques and articles [is.gd/jtNxOP], "People's Justice against Oligarchal Genocide" (2015) (.pdf) [is.gd/VCZw1N], text [archive.ifo/rs3nG], machine translated [archive.fo/zOlte]


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Republic of Argentina


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Republic of Paraguay

* "Paraguay's President Vetoes Campesinos' Debt Relief Bill; The nation's leader has backtracked on his pledge to approve a law to free the workers from their arrears" (2017-08-04, telesurtv.net) [archive.fo/WCAGN]

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Federation of Brazil 

* "Brazilian president may face new charges" (2017-08-04, cgtn.com) [archive.fo/5cCpm]

* "Lula: Condemns 'Ignorant' Temer Policies, says 'We Will Return' ; 'The expense that they (the government of Temer) want to cut is not theirs, but rather the people's,' the former Brazilian president said" (2017-08-05, telesurtv.net) [archive.fo/EHpYE]

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NEW AFRIKAN PEACE MOVEMENT newswire
[NewAfricaPeace.blogspot.comAn overview of Africa and the Diapora, with the Green Charter Committee, towards Pan-Afrikan Solidarity and Liberation!
News:
[africadaily.net]; Learn about the NATO war against the socialist Jamahiriya [is.gd/phNvx0].


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African Union (AU) member states

* "General Kagame Will ‘Win’ Rwanda’s Election; An Interview with David Himbara" (2017-08-01, by Ann Garrison) [archive.fo/9XtMw]
* "Polls open in Rwanda, Kagame looks on course for third presidential term" (2017-08-04, cgtn.com) [archive.fo/2qumk]
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* "Al Qaeda releases South African kidnapped in Mali in 2011" (2017-08-04, cgtn.com) [archive.fo/eTizX]


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USA, EU, & NATO operations within African Union (AU) member-states




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People's Republic of China relations with African Union (AU) member-states
Articles (2009) [archive.is/Nvde6], (2013) [archive.is/NNWjs] [archive.is/eMENR], (2015) [archive.fo/OQBj9]

* "Chinese firm to build ‘largest’ hydropower plant in Angola" (2017-08-05, cgtn.com) [archive.fo/k1flD]

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Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)
Map [archive.is/UrLIs]. Member states [archive.fo/w57Ca] are the Republics of Benin, Burkina Faso, Cabo Verde, Cote d'Iviore, the Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Ginea Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo



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Jurisdiction of Libya

* "Pro-Gaddafi Players And LNA Gain Strength In Libya" (2017-08-01, by Evgeny Satanovsky, translated by southfront.org) [archive.is/sy6Ys] [begin excerpt]:
The legacy of Gaddafi -
The son of Gaddafi, S. al-Islam was liberated in early June by the soldiers of the Zintan clan in Tripolitania and Cyrenaica. This stimulated a rivalry, among those competing for power, to gain sympathy of the tribes considered to be pro-Gaddafi. On the flip side, those who seek power should not allow al-Islam the opportunity to become the center of power, claiming to unite all Libyans. The liberation of S. al-Islam is a premise for creating a system of communication with pro-Gaddafi forces and persuading them to join an alliance. It is also a means of acquiring financial holdings of Gaddafi, currently held abroad. The latter can be difficult, return of financial capital is a distant perspective. The involvement of armed tribal forces on the other hand, is an urgent matter of principle.
The son of the Colonel lives under house arrest in Zintan, or under protection with his uncle at Al-Beida in Cyrenaica, where his mother, S. Farkas’ house is located. He was at the forefront of the former Libyan leader’s program (2007-2010)  for the liberation, rehabilitation and return to society of leaders and militants associated with Al-Qaeda. The leaders of the Libyan Combat Group (LCG) A. Belkhadj, S. al-Saadi and H. Al-Sharif, have several hundred supporters today. Belkhadj fled to Turkey after the last battles in Tripoli, but he retained his influence in the capital. He is a big businessman in the sectors of logistics and banking and is ready to compromise with the head of the Zintan clan through S. al-Islam. Belkhadj will free himself Qatar’s influence if there is there are real prospects for dialogue.
Another likely partner for negotiations is the leader of the “liberal wing” in Libya, M. Jibril, who was a protégé of al-Islam and is currently associated with Tobruk. Gaddafi’s son has an advantage – he is fully aware of various secrets held by these men. On the other hand, he is unpopular with the Tuba in Fezzan. His relationship with the Tuaregs is better, but al-Islam cannot forget that the Tuaregs passed Zintan to his clan in 2011. Also, most Islamists are reluctant to believe the son of the former Libyan leader. As such, there is no question of his return to power, he is only needed for his knowledge and ability to liaison.
Saraj and Haftar stepped up their act in the sphere of tribal diplomacy. The first, started nominating representatives of various tribes, to the military bloc of his government, thereby ensuring the tribes’ loyalty to him. Meanwhile, the head of government is losing control over Tuba in Fezzan. They threaten to break the Roman treaty which calls for a creation of “border guards” with Tuareg and Aulyad Suleiman tribes. If this happens, it won’t be so much a defeat for Saraj as it will be for Rome.
Haftar began, in addition to managing Tuba, consulting with the tribal elites of Tarhouni, who were the main suppliers of personnel for the army and security forces, prior to Gaddafi’s overthrow. Gaddafi’s other son, Khamis, considered moving to Tarhouni with his 32nd brigade. This way he could organize a stronghold of resistance. Tarhouni control several areas of Tripoli and several regions of the capital, which makes them indispensable allies in establishing control over the capital. If the Tarhouni recognize Haftar’s rule, he will receive a strong base of support.
Prominent Tripolitan field commander H. Tajuri, whose strength is the main military support for Saraj in Tripoli, also began to show activity through his contacts with the “former”. During the clashes, his troops liberated the capital’s prison, guarded by Islamists of H. al-Sharif. This prison held a number of VIP personnel of the former regime. They were transferred to the villas in the areas of Tajuri headquarters in Tripoli. On June 12, during a break in Ramadan, Iftar Tajuri held a dinner at the Radisson Blu Hotel. His guests included S. Gaddafi, former Prime Minister A. Zeid Dorda and former chief of the intelligence services A. Sennousi, among others. The field commander is trying to establish contacts with representatives of the tribes of Gaddaf, Charian and Megrahi, to which these individuals belong. These maneuvers were accelerated after Haftar and Saraj had their meeting, which indicates that Tajura, whose troops played a major role in the liberation of Tripoli from the forces of the Islamist al-Kh Gveylya started his game for power. [end excerpt]
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* "Russia wants to restore Gaddafi-era economic links with Libya" (2017-08-04, rt.com) [archive.fo/PW50h]

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Captive nation of Oromo
[opride.com/oromsis] [librationfororomiya.blogspot.de]


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Mouvement National de Libération de l’Azawad (MNLA)
[mnlamov.net] [twitter.com/MnlaNews]


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Jurisdiction of Somalia


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Commonwealth of Iceland 


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Asatru
[asatru.is] [transceltic.com]


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Kingdom of Norway
Map showing world territories [archive.fo/rDBc6]


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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland (UKGB), including Wales, and relations with The "British" Commonwealth member states, the European Union, the USA, and NATO
Map [archive.fo/pyhbI], "Greater London" [archive.is/5rRxA]

* "Big business tells May ‘delay Brexit to avoid economic crash’ " (2017-08-04, rt.com) [archive.fo/2LLcX]

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UKGB - Scotland



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UKGB - Northern Ireland


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European Union (EU) 
Documenting economic and political trends across the EU jurisdictions, and international operations.
Maps: Homeland and overseas territories [archive.fo/iqAFG], global Exclusive Economic Zone [archive.fo/GJkE9]. "What is Europe?" set of maps [archive.is/aFaA3]


* "Turkey, Russia and Interesting New Balkan Geopolitics" (2017-07-31, by F. William Engdahl) [is.gd/s7vCYJ], introduction: The geopolitical template of the entire European Union is undergoing one of its most profound changes since the collapse of the Soviet Union more than twenty-five years ago. At the June 30 meeting in Ankara of the Turkish-Hungarian Business Forum Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orbán stated that Hungary “stands by its friends” and it is on Turkey’s side in its current war of words with the European Union. The Hungarian Prime Minister also praised Turkey’s role in preventing a huge further refugee flow into the EU, noting that “Without Turkey Europe would have been flooded with many millions of immigrants,” stating that for this Turkey “deserves respect” [archive.fo/YLaf9]. Behind the comments, calculated to enrage the EU and its unelected, faceless bureaucrats, stands far more than the issue of refugees and rights of national sovereignty .

* " ‘Question mark’ hangs over Poland’s EU future amid rows with Brussels – Tusk" (2017-08-04, rt.com) [archive.fo/xr9o3]

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Republic of Portugal (EU Member)


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Republic of France (EU Member)


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Kingdom of Spain (EU Member)
Map [archive.fo/xx9rr]


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Euskal Herria (Euskalerria; the Basque Country)
History and Current Context [archive.fo/u3n1a] [archive.fo/k3YMd] [archive.fo/me7Ax] [archive.fo/xuCvf]; Maps showing Basque regions [archive.fo/dTPuZ], imposed administrative zones [archive.fo/WBNbb[archive.fo/GuTFH], placement within the European Union [archive.fo/Eg5QG], topographical relief [archive.fo/4jREV]


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North Euskal Herria (within the Republic of France's jurisdictions of Labourd, Soule and Basse Navarre)


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West & South Euskal Herria (Euskadi, within the Kingdom of Spain's governance of, respectively, the Basque Autonomous Community, and of Navarre)


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State of Catalonia


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Federal Republic of Germany (EU Member) 


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Republic of Estonia (EU Member)


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Republic of Latvia (EU Member)


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Republic of Romania (EU Member)


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Republic of Croatia (EU Member)


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Republic of Greece (EU Member)


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Republic of Macedonia (EU associate state)


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Republic of Serbia
News [b92.net/eng]


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Republic of Srpska (Republike Srpske)
Government website [vladars.net]; News [thesrpskatimes.com]


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Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FBiH)


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Republic of Albania, and Republic of Kosovo


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Republic of Ukraine (EU / NATO associate state)
[en.censor.net.ua] [eu.eot.su/language/en]

Reading between the lines, this bankers' journal is transparent in showing how the USA-lead world market regime operates in securing a state jurisdiction. "Attractive of Investment" is their catch-call. Never communistic in their regard for "human rights", I did notice no mention of privatization being connected to mass unemployment (of course)...
(.pdf) [https://via.hypothes.is/https://bank.gov.ua/doccatalog/document;jsessionid=FCAC4EC5F12ABFB023E65EFBB42E2810?id=47400424], text only [archive.is/aqG51]
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* "The matter of 'renunciation of citizenship' in the light of most recent Ukraine Foreign Ministry Statements" (2017-08-01, by Benedek Farkas. southfront.org) [archive.fo/AJ9Nh] [begin excerpt]:
The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry has criticized Moscow’s decision to streamline the procedure of granting Russian citizenship to Ukrainians.
The new Russian law provides for granting Russian citizenship to Ukrainians on the grounds of a notarized document containing the renunciation of Ukrainian citizenship.
“According to the current Ukrainian legislation, the only document verifying the fact of the termination of Ukrainian citizenship by means of both the renunciation and the loss of it is the Ukrainian president’s relevant decree,” the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry said adding that it sees the decision as “the continuation of legal discrimination and abuse of the rights of Ukrainian citizens living or working in Russia because of various circumstances.”
Furthermore, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry called on Ukrainians to ignore the opportunity to get Russian citizenship and warned against visiting Russia.
“In this regard, we urge Ukrainian citizens not to succumb to such provocations and once again warn against visiting Russia,” it said.
In other words, the Kiev government is scared by a large flow of Ukrainian nationals that now will seek to obtain Russian citizenship.
The matter of nationality or citizenship (further in text these terms are used interchangeably) as a legal instrument regulating the relationship between the individual person and the state have always been the province of national law. [...]
One should also add that the withdrawal from citizenship has nothing in common with renunciation of citizenship. National laws contain no provisions for unilateral renunciation of citizenship without the approval by the state.
Withdrawal from citizenship assumes the individual desire to abandon one’s citizenship and the state’s agreement to accept it.
However, as the documents cited above plainly show, the individual also has the right of “renunciation of citizenship.”
Naturally, an individual declaration renouncing citizenship has no judicial consequences from the perspective of the country of citizenship. Moreover, from the point of view of the country whose citizenship the individual accepts, the individual, or the international community, the stance of the country of original citizenship is if no importance.
This is precisely the reason Russian Federation Foreign Ministry noted the necessity of providing a notarized “renunciation of citizenship,” which is simply a written individual declaration which requires no reaction from the original country of citizenship.
Therefore it is nonsense for Ukraine Foreign Ministry to say that the Russian government has supposedly appropriated the right of another country to determine the procedure for “withdrawal from citizenship.” Russia, like other states, has no business with Ukraine’s national laws regulating withdrawal from citizenship. [end excerpt]

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The People's Republics of Novorossiya in the Donbass region
For more info, with maps, and link, visit [NovorossiyaSolidarity.blogspot.com]; More news [dninews.com] [novorossia.vision]


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Attacks against the People's Republics of the Donbass region
"But for the Generals" (2015, dninews.com) (.pdf) [is.gd/tRPDMG], a history of the USA-backed war against the people of Novorossiya. 


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Novorossiya Armed Forces (NAF) Operations
Combined reports of the DPR & LPR Armies and Security agencies: 'Essence of Time' Battalion [eu.eot.su/language/en], Russell Bonner Bentley [plus.google.com/+RussellBentleyTexac/posts] [twitter.com/donbacc_texac]

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NAF: Reports from the Essence of Time unit in Donbass (via eu.eot.su):

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NAF: "Donbass with Texas" video reports (via eu.eot.su):

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NAF: NOVOROSSIA ROCKS 106.8 FM Radio Station with your host Zak Novak (via novorossia.today), Live-link [is.gd/TfMHOu], web banners [archive.fo/FlCGx] [archive.fo/V2cRD]:

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People's Republic of Donetsk (DPR, or DNR)


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People's Republic of Lunghask (LPR, or LNR; Luhansk, Lugansk)
News [en.lug-info.com] [mil-lnr.info


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occupied People's Republic of Kharkov (KPR, or KNR)


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occupied People's Republic of Odessa (OPR, or ONR) / People's Republic of Bessarabia 


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occupied People's Republic of Transcarpathia


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Moldovan Republic of Pridnestrovie (Transnistria, Trans-Dniestr, Transdniestria, or Transdnieper)
More info at [is.gd/G6paP5], map [archive.is/oah0l]


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Republic of Moldova


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Republic of Crimea (part of the Federation of Russia; claimed by the Republic of Ukraine)


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Republic of Chechnya (part of the Federation of Russia)


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Federation of Russia (EEU Member)
Map [archive.fo/yFbmy]. News: [rbth.com]

* "Putin warns of Lake Baikal pollution" (2017-08-04, cgtn.com) [archive.fo/2oqO1]:
Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned that the country's Lake Baikal has extremely high levels of pollution.
Putin made the statement while speaking to local officials at the lake. He added that Baikal belongs to the entire planet and preserving it for future generations is a priority of the government.
Lake Baikal is a UNESCO World Heritage site. It is the world's deepest freshwater lake at 1,700 meters and is also the oldest at 25 million years.
* "Putin ignores wet shoes warning to release batch of endangered fish into Lake Baikal" (2017-08-04, rt.com) [archive.fo/qTsgx], photo caption: Russian President Vladimir Putin takes part in a ceremony to release juvenile omul into Lake Baikal at the Baikal State Nature Biosphere Reserve August 4, 2017.


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"Russophobia", a collection of articles supporting hatred against all Russians


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Russian Repression Report: Actual incidents and false stories explained


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Republic of Belarus
[eng.belta.by] [law.by]


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Eurasian Union (EEU) / Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO)
EEU Map [archive.fo/7gu7z]. Official Info [aeunion.org] [eurasiancommission.org]


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Republic of Kyrgyzstan (EEU Member) 


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Republic of Kazakhstan (EEU Member) 


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Republic of Georgia (EU Associate)
Regional map [archive.fo/MI8v4]


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Republic of South Ossetia (EEU Affiliate)
[mfa-rso.su/en]; Maps [archive.fo/e2FnM]


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Republic of Abkhazia (EEU Affiliate)
News [apsnypress.info]; Abkhaz language [apsny.ru]. Maps [archive.fo/uUiTC] [archive.fo/MCUtl]



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Republic of Georgia (EU Associate) - Autonomous Republic of Abkhazia


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Republic of Turkey (NATO member state)


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Pan-Arabia
[levantreport.com] [middleeasteye.net] [alaraby.co.uk/english] [almanar.com.lb/english/main.php] [almasdarnews.com] [english.aawsat.com]

* "Kirkuk-Baniyas: The Forgotten Pipeline" (2017-08-01, by Borislav Boev, southfront.org) [archive.fo/Vaa9a] [begin excerpt]:
After the end of the Gulf War, Iraq had been a subject of economic sanctions. The crumbling Iraqi economy was in desperate need of new economic opportunities, generating profits to the country’s dire budget. As we all know, crude oil exports have been main source of income for Iraq’s economy. And it can be no different, after Iraq is the country with second largest proven oil reserves in the world.
The Syrian-Iraqi relations remained stranded for the most of the 90s. Then Syrian president, Hafez Al-Assad (Bashar Assad’s father) had expressed support for the International Coalition led by the USA during the First War in the Gulf. There were attempts to at least warm up the relations between these two neighbors and they found their materialization after Bashar al-Assad came to power in June 2000. Few months later, the Kirkuk-Baniyas pipeline started working again. The exports varied between 150 000 and 200 000 barrels per day. The restart of crude oil exports had allowed Iraq to bypass the imposed sanctions. But it was not only vital for the sanctioned Iraqi economy, it has also played an important role for the Syrians. These exports allowed Damascus to boost its domestic production and thus allowing the Syrian government to increase the exports of their own oil. Increased exports of Syrian oil poured more money into the country’s budged. It was obvious that Syria and Iraq tried to play a “win-win” game. It was a short one, because by then it became obvious that the United States had different plans for Iraq.
The Iraqi side of Kirkuk-Baniyas pipeline was severely damaged after the US war in Iraq in 2003. It was a subject of numerous airstrikes, which had rendered it inoperable since then.
At the end of 2007 when Syria and Iraq had agreed to restore the pipeline. It was about to get reconstructed by the Russian “Stroytransgas” company, a subsidiary of Gazprom. The project ultimately stalled and had never been finished, so the pipeline remained inoperable. The planned rehabilitation would be costlier than building new parallel pipelines, so both governments decided to focus on a brand new project – building two new Kirkuk-Baniyas pipelines. So it’s not about the pipeline itself, it’s about the route.
The ongoing war in Syria has brought destruction to the existing pipeline infrastructure in the country. There are three pumping stations on Syrian territory – T2, T3 and T4. While the T4 was the only one that had remained under government control since the beginning of the war, the other two were in the hands of IS. T3 and the near airport were recently liberated by the Syrian army. Operations on restoring T2 are underway as well. It is currently unknown what are the damages done to the infrastructure, nor what would be repair costs.
The whole Kirkuk-Baniyas pipeline is still a strategic energy installation, although its current state of inoperability. The Syrian government has to do anything in its power to regain control over these areas. They will play a crucial role in post-war Syria and the rebuilding plans. It is currently unknown if the Iraqi government is willing to restore the old route or invest in building a completely new pipeline. Shortly before the outbreak of the war in Syria, Damascus and Baghdad had signed an initial agreement to build two crude oil pipelines on the existing route. It has been quiet since then.
Both governments know that they can’t do it on their own, mainly because they don’t have the budged to do so. Re-opening the Kirkuk-Baniyas route could become a real energy game between all the countries currently engaged in military operations in Iraq and Syria. [end excerpt]


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Republic of Egypt


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Republic of Iraq


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Republic of Iraq: War News

* "PMU Launches New Security Operation West Of Mosul" (2017-08-01, southfront.org) [archive.fo/mSPzU]

* "PMU Killed 306 ISIS Fighters, Destroyed 52 Vehicles Over During Last 45 Days" (2017-08-01, southfront.org) [archive.fo/T7v8t]

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Arab Republic of Syria: Diplomatic and Civil News
[sana.sy/en] [syriatimes.sy] [facebook.com/United.Syrian.Republic] [sana-syria.org] [joshualandis.com/blog] [syriasolidaritymovement.org] [syrianfreepress.wordpress.com] [syrianews.cc] [acloserlookonsyria.shoutwiki.com] [syrianperspective.com] [breakingnews.sy/en.html] [almasdarnews.com] [facebook.com/SyrianWarNewsInfoMedia]


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Arab Republic of Syria: War News
The story so far [archive.fo/o2w8S]...

* "US-led Coalition says 624 civilian casualties from airstrikes in Iraq, Syria" (2017-08-04, rt.com) [archive.fo/9T805]

* "Syrian refugees made to wear lingerie by Turkish soldiers" (2017-08-05, cgtn.com) [archive.fo/puCsL]
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(2017-08-01)

* "Military Situation In Syria On August 1, 2017" (2017-08-01, southfront.org) [archive.fo/aw8Ij], map [archive.is/zRJ3j]


* "Military Situation In Central Syria On August 1, 2017" (2017-08-01, southfront.org) [archive.fo/O4slJ], map [archive.is/Qykep]

* "Syrian Air Force Pounds ISIS Positions In Salamiyah Countryside As Government Forces Advance In Area" (2017-08-01, southfront.org) [archive.is/GqrbP]

* "Syrian War Report – August 1, 2017: Army Repels Large ISIS Counter-Attack In Southern Raqqah" (2017-08-01, southfront.org) [archive.fo/7YQlQ]

* "SDF Captures Nazlah Shahadah District, Attempts To Isolate Old Raqqah From Southern Direction" (2017-08-01, southfront.org) [archive.is/Q9Mm7]

* "Syrian Army Repells Counter-Attack Of ISIS Units Trapped In Deir Ezzor Cemetery Area" (2017-08-01, southfront.org) [archive.is/406Au]

* "US-led Coalition Airstikes Kill 60 Civilians In Deir Ezzor Province – Media" (2017-08-01, southfront.org) [archive.is/3YrzN]

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The International anti-Syria Alliance, the "Free Syria Army", and allied organizations 


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Global Islamic Caliphate / Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL ; ISIS)
A USA-backed self-governing entity for the disruption of the Eurasian Union and other rival blocs.


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Kurdistan
Regional map [archive.fo/28m8f], Map of Liberated Cantons of West and South Kurdistan (2016) [archive.fo/f7ImY], "Greater Kurdistan" maps [archive.fo/laloo] [archive.fo/4KYfB]; News [anfenglish.com] [kurdishdailynews.org] [knnc.net/en/default.aspx] [facebook.com/pages/International-freedom-battalion/1597451687171173][turkeyharvest.blogspot.com] [kurdishquestion.com] [kurdishmatters.com[kurdishrights.org] [ekurd.net][kurdishquestion.com]; Co-Operative Economy in Rojava & Bakur [cooperativeeconomy.info]


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North Kurdistan (Bakur), within the jurisdiction of the Republic of Turkey
[anfenglish.com]


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South Kurdistan (Basur), within the jurisdiction of the Republic of Iraq, including the governance of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), & the Medya Defense Zones
Provincial map [archive.fo/4a18W]


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West Kurdistan (Rojava), within the jurisdiction of the Arab Republic of Syria, governed by the Rojava Kurdistan Democratic Autonomous Administration
Map [archive.fo/7Z32s]. News [rojavareport.wordpress.com], Documents (2016) [archive.fo/8z7EN]


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East Kurdistan (Rojhelat), within the jurisdiction of the Islamic Republic of Iran
News [rojhelat.info]


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The Êzidîs, & the Shengal Democratic Autonomy
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Republic of Lebanon / Party of God (Hezbollah)


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World Jewish Commonwealth & Diaspora 
The Judean People and their diverse communities [forward.com[mondoweiss.net] [tikkun.org] [jewishcurrents.org]; Tzedakah [archive.fo/Rwai4]

* " ‘Terrorists have won!’ Outrage after Sydney synagogue banned over ‘extremist threat’ " (2017-08-04, rt.com) [archive.fo/1qm7U]
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Antisemitic Studies & Action
A Nation "Chosen" for Hatred [archive.fo/wb2bS


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State of Israel, National Institutions, transnational agencies and private-sector partnerships
EU-Israel Association Agreement (.pdf) [is.gd/oLvteR]; News [972mag.com[dukium.org] [icahd.org] [haaretz.com[i24news.tv] [tabletmag.com] [jpost.com] [izionist.org/eng]

* "Hundreds demand closure of Israeli embassy in Jordan after shooting of teenager" (2017-08-04, rt.com) [archive.fo/V8cqt]

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State of Israel: Settlements of Judea & Samaria
[settlementsofisrael.netzah.org] [hityashvut.org.il]. Considered "inconsistent with international law" according to Article 49 of the Fourth Geneva Convention [archive.fo/g0ikl].


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State of Palestine, the PLO, the exile communities, and occupied territories
About the PLO [archive.fo/H67B3], recognized by 135 sovereign state governments [archive.fo/LCZ1S]; A State since 1988, an Observer State to the UN since 2012 [archive.fo/RVdxM]. Maps: territorial (de-facto) [archive.fo/zyoRr] (de-jure) [archive.fo/LuEj9], the diplomacy of the borders of 1947 and 1967 [archive.fo/xfiC8]. News [english.palinfo.com] [qassam.ps] [pflp.ps/english] [palwatch.org]. [archive.fo/bD8sV]. Permanent Observer Mission of The State of Palestine to the United Nations - New York [palestineun.org]

* "China Rallies Support for Four-point Israeli-Palestinian Peace Plan; China's UN ambassador appealed to the international community to support President Xi's plan to end the Israel-Palestinian conflict and establish an independent Palestinian state" (2017-08-01, haaretz.com) [archive.is/3DOle]
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State of Palestine - West Bank of the Jordan River (administered by the PLO Palestinian National Authority)

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State of Palestine - Gaza (administered by the Islamic Resistance Movement HAMAS Palestinian National Authority)
Map [archive.fo/Zc9b2]; Political ideology [archive.fo/4FZVw]; Origins [archive.fo/j9nrP] [archive.fo/706o] [archive.fo/5aAJt] [archive.fo/UZjKV


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Kingdom of Saudi Arabia & GCC Council member states
Map [archive.fo/IRdxE]

* "Hot wheels: UAE temperatures so high cars are bursting into flames" (2017-08-04, rt.com) [archive.fo/FuIqf]

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National Salvation Government of Yemen ("Houthis")
[sabanews.net/en] [ansar-allah.net] [yemen-news-today.org]

* "President meets defense minister" (2017-07-31, sabanews.net) [archive.fo/EA0oj]:
President of the Supreme Political Council Saleh al-Sammad met Minister of Defense Mohammed Nasser al-Atafi and a number of the commanders and staff of the 4th and 7th military zones.
At the meeting, the president praised the efforts and the sacrifices of the leadership of the two military zones to defend the homeland against Saudi-led aggression coalition.
Al-Sammad stressed to take all measures to defend the country against the Saudi and Emirates' plans that seek to divide Yemen.

* "Military operations to continue against Saudi: Army spokesman" (2017-07-30, sabanews.net) [archive.fo/wZEe6]:
The spokesman of the armed forces Brigadier General Sharaf Luqman said on Saturday night that the military operations of the army and popular forces will continue against Saudi-led aggression coalition states.
In a press statement to Saba, Luqman said the Missile Forces had successfully targeted vital and military areas deep inside Saudi cities of Yanbu and Taif, as well as the aggression coalition's battleships in the Red Sea.
He also said the military operations came in response to the Saudi humanitarian crimes against the Yemeni people, and that the military operations will not stop until Saudi stops the aggression war.

* "President receives UN high-level delegation" (2017-07-25, sabanews.net) [archive.fo/ZKXGx]:
President of the Supreme Political Council Saleh al-Sammad received on Tuesday the Executive Director of the World Food Program, UNICEF Executive Director and the Executive Director of the World Health Organization.
In the meeting, the president al-Sammad and the UN officials discussed the efforts of the UN international organizations in Yemen to face the worsening humanitarian situation resulting from the US-Saudi-led aggression coalition and the unjust siege imposed on the Yemeni people by Saudi regime since three years, including the closure of ports, airports and targeting roads, bridges, farms and water wells by the US F-16 aircrafts and British ammunitions.
The president and the UN officials also discussed the targeting of the Yemeni national economy and the cutoff of salaries that expose more than 25 million Yemenis to famine.
President al-Sammad expressed his thanks and appreciation to the UN organizations and all other humanitarian organizations working in the humanitarian field in Yemen, confirming the government's continuation to provide all support and cooperation to all humanitarian organizations to facilitate their tasks.
The President warned of the crimes committed by al-Qaida and ISIS, especially in the southern areas which are under the occupation of Saudi and UAE, in which the last incident was the beheading of four prisoners. President al-Sammad warned that crimes threaten the social peace and security in Yemen.
Meanwhile, the UN officials briefed Mr President al-Sammad on their organizations' efforts to ease deteriorating humanitarian, health and food situations and the difficulties that hinder their tasks.
They said they will continue to combat the outbreak of Cholera and other diseases.

* "UN delegation arrives in Sanaa" (2017-07-25, sabanews.net) [archive.fo/czCTd]:
A United Nations high-level delegation arrived in the capital Sanaa late on Monday to inspect the humanitarian situations in the country.
The delegation headed by the Director-General of the World Health Organization Dr. Tedress Gibressus, UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake and WFP Executive Director David Beasley.
The delegation was received by senior government officials.


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The Southern Transitional Council (South Yemen)
[southernhirak.org]


* "Yemen's south hopes victory over Houthis will bring separation" (2015-09-29, Reuters newswire) [archive.is/xswwe]

* "Massive March in Shabwa South Yemen in Support of The Southern Transitional Council" (2017-05-16, southernhirak.org) [archive.is/7Pb6S]

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Yemen: War News



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Republic of Sudan 


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Kingdom of Morocco


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Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic ("Western Sahara")
Learn more about the Sahrawi People [SahrawiSolidarity.blogspot.com]


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Amazigh ("Berbers")
[makabylie.info] [kabylia-gov.org] [ferhat-mehenni.com]


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Islamic Republic of Iran
Democratic pluri-national governance [archive.fo/QqOdL]; Ethnic map [archive.fo/7tEpp]; [iranjewish.com]
News: MRNA [en.mehrnews.com], IRNA [irna.ir], PressTV [presstv.ir], Financial Tribune [financialtribune.com]



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Islamic Republic of Afghanistan / Islamic Caliphate of Pashtunistan / Waziristan 
Map of Taliban area-of-control (2017-03) [archive.fo/gDlvr]; News [shahamat-english.com]

* "NATO patrol member killed in suicide attack in Afghanistan" (2017-08-04, cgtn.com) [archive.fo/f7Ykt]

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Baluchistan


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Jammu & Kashmir 
Maps of Jammu & Kashmir, major cities [archive.fo/dxvHI], areas of foreign state administration [archive.fo/5eHIf] [archive.fo/3x6sL], international recognition [archive.fo/MRwhF]. Republic of India [kargil.gov.in], Islamic Republic of Pakistan [ajk.gov.pk]


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Islamic Republic of Pakistan

* "Pakistan's new PM vows to implement CPEC" (2017-08-04, cgtn.com) [archive.fo/J2E68]

* "Pakistan's new cabinet sworn in" (2017-08-04, cgtn.com) [archive.fo/pvVqI]


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Republic of India



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Towards a People's Republic of India
[redspark.nu] [icspwindia.wordpress.com] [liberationbase.wordpress.com] [sanhati.com]


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Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal
[nepaltoday.com.np] [infonepal.net/en/home]


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Towards a People's Republic of Nepal
[redstarnepal.com] [thenextfront.com]


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People's Republic of China
News: [news.cn/english] [news.xinhuanet.com] [go-taikonauts.com] [chinafrica.cn]; Map [archive.fo/X1hWW], language map [archive.is/gbcIS], fishery agreements [archive.fo/nuyQt], USA version of China's EEZ [archive.fo/7flkj]; Special Autonomous Regions (SAR) [archive.is/YhJOJ]; History & the Current Context [is.gd/QwvQLr]


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China: Civil & Diplomatic News

* "Former Liaoning provincial Party chief sentenced to life imprisonment for graft" (2017-08-04, cgtn.com) [archive.fo/h1hB2]

* "China brings 143 fraud suspects back from Indonesia" (2017-08-04, cgtn.com) [archive.fo/XSdRp]


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China: Economic News 

* "China took lion's share of trade through South China Sea in 2016, study says" (2017-08-05, cgtn.com) [archive.fo/O8KU7]
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* "How do the 'left-behind children' spend their summer vacation?" (2017-08-04, cgtn.com) [archive.fo/6y4RN] [begin excerpt]:
A new report revealed that nearly a third of students living in rural China have been categorized as “left-behind children,” or children under the age of 16 whose migrant worker parents have left them behind to seek work elsewhere, according to the Global Times. With lack of the parental guidance, how do these children spend their summer vacation?
A journalist, working in Worker's Daily, did an investigation on safety for children in the village near Yangjiang City, China’s southern Guangdong Province. The poor local condition forces most of young people to become immigrant workers, leaving their parents and children behind, usually in their rural hometowns. [...]
Lack of attention from parents, "left-behind children" are in the absence of moral education and communications. Chinanews reports that most"left-behind children" are watched after by their grandparents, who wish to give their grandchildren whatever they desire. When these kids fail to build up a proper moral judgement, they are more likely inclined to involve in criminal activities. [...]
Some "left-behind children" are "virtual orphans" who receive no guidance either from their parents nor their relatives. These children have to look after themselves. They have to cook, do laundry and farm work.  When these children start their summer vacation, criminal incidents more often occur because many of them lack badly-needed guidance and proper education.
It is no surprise that the lonely environment has a negative affect on children's development. Some teachers have noted that their students appear "dissatisfied" with their parents, according to Shanghaiist's reports.
Shanghaiist reports that in the past, efforts have been made to enforce laws which require parents to look after their children. But that hasn't stopped many adults from fleeing for work in urban centers, or simply abandoning their children altogether. Summer vacation is the happiest time for most children, however, for "left-behind children" it means an abandoned and desperate time. [end excerpt]

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China: Military News

* "China 'seals off' Yellow Sea for 2nd large-scale naval drill in fortnight" (2017-08-04, rt.com) [archive.fo/Kmceu]

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China: Foreign Relations / "Belt & Road" (OBOR)
[eng.yidaiyilu.gov.cn]

* "ASEAN celebrates 50th birthday" (2017-08-04, cgtn.com) [archive.fo/QbUQL] [begin excerpt]:
China’s envoy at ASEAN Xu Bu said, “Infrastructure is key to regional economic integration. Currently, there is a shortfall of 120 billion US dollars for infrastructure construction in ASEAN countries every year. The organization leaders have agreed to participate in China's Belt and Road Initiative to push forward the strategy to upgrade the vast regional infrastructure network.
“They also attached great importance to the diversification of trade development in East Asia. Many Chinese high-tech firms are setting their branches in this area. The move will not only help with the firms' overseas expansion, but also will create tens of thousands of jobs for local people.” [end excerpt]


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China: Foreign Hostilities


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China - Hong Kong SAR & Macao SAR
Map [archive.is/u5dvj]


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China - Hainan Province - Prefecture of Sansha city, with the XIsha Islands, Nansha Islands, and the Zhongsha Islands including Huangyan Island (Paracel Islands, Spratly Islands, Scarborough Shoal)
Maps [archive.fo/M57Vr] [archive.fo/Tl5ZB] [archive.fo/8YfGU], foreign territorial claims [archive.fo/RgLYd] [archive.fo/mPzUh], Gas and Oil Fields [archive.fo/HOFYM]

* "China, ASEAN to maintain stability in South China Sea" (2017-08-04, cgtn.com) [archive.fo/QuDU7]

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China - Tibet Autonomous Region / The Gelug Government-in-Exile


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China - Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region


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China - Taiwan Province, administered by the Republic of China (RoC; Taiwan and its associated territories)
Political status of Taiwan [archive.is/OJxrL], whose question originates from the Peace Treaty of San Francisco, 1945, which states the USA as the Principle Occupying Power [is.gd/13HzLx] over Taiwan.


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Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), and relations with the states of the Eurasian Union (EEU)

* "Historic Shift in Geopolitical Alignments: India and Pakistan Join Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO)" (2017-08-01, by Prof. Michel Chossudovsky) [archive.fo/yBiPH], abstract:
On June 9, both India and Pakistan became simultaneously members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), a Eurasian economic, political and mutual security organization largely dominated by China and Russia.
While the SCO with headquarters in Beijing is not officially a “military alliance”, it nonetheless serves as a geopolitical and strategic “counterweight” to US-NATO and its allies. It also plays a significant role in the development of  Eurasian trade, e.g. in support of China’s Belt and Road initiative, oil and gas pipeline corridors linking SCO member states, etc.
In the course of the last few years, the SCO has extended its cooperation in military affairs and intelligence. War games were held under the auspices of the SCO.
The members of  the SCO include China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. Pakistan and India are now full members since June 9, 2017. Iran is an Observer Member slated to shortly become a full member.
The SCO now encompasses an extensive region which now comprises approximately half of the World’s population.

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* "Direct flight connects Shenyang, Vladivostok" (2017-07-31, news.xinhuanet.com) [archive.fo/MO7Eb]

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Kingdom of Thailand


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Republic of the Union of Myanmar
Map [archive.fo/pJYh1]; News [globalnewlightofmyanmar.com[moi.gov.mm/npe/nlm] [myanmaritv.com]

* "At Least 6 Buddhists Killed in Myanmar’s Rakhine State; Tension among communities in northern Rakhine have been running high in recent weeks" (2017-08-04, telesurtv.net) [archive.fo/z7fjw]

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Democratic Alliance of Nationalities in the Kokang region of Myanmar (Myanmar National Democratic Alliance)


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Ta'ang (Palaung) State Liberation Front and the Ta'ang National Liberation Army (TNLA)
[palaungland.org/eng]


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Arakan Army
[thearakanarmy.com] [facebook.com/pages/Arakan-Army/318576794899066]


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Akha 
[akha.org] [akhawomensfoundation.com/akhanews]


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Dai Nippon (Empire of Japan)
Map of territorial waters and EEZ [archive.fo/Any6i]; News [japan-press.co.jp]


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Republic of Korea (RoK) in southern Korea


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Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) in northern Korea
Info collected by Juche-Buddhism Friendship Society, for Peace through Knowledge! 
평화 에찬성하여 ("In Favor of Peace") 제국주의 반대 ("In Opposition to Imperialism")
"DPRK: We Love Peace!" video (2016) [youtube.com/watch?v=Daw9jPld_BM]
- "Pyongyang Declaration: Let us defend and advance the socialist cause" [archive.fo/irJfs]
- DPRK News:  [rodong.rep.kp] [naenara.com.kp] [kcna.kp] [dprktoday.com] [nktoday.kr] [korea-dpr.com]
Anti-DPRK news analysis: [kcnawatch.co] [nknews.org] [dailynk.com]
- Online portals administered by membership among the General Association of Korean Residents in Japan: [kcna.co.jp], which is geo-blocked [archive.fo/wCYos], accessible by VPN only; video pages, in Korean [youtube.com/user/uriminzokkiri], and in English language [youtube.com/user/rodrigorojo1] [youtube.com/user/stimmekoreas]; and unofficial pages at facebook.com [archive.fo/aQ7ZL] [archive.fo/9drN7], and past efforts at breaking the blockade of censorship [archive.fo/6GUUK]
The Criminal Law of the DPRK (2009) (.pdf) [is.gd/FxPsJb]; Taxation in the DPRK [archive.fo/8E73H]
Report to the Seventh Congress of the Workers' Party of Korea on the Work of the Central Committee (2016-06-20, Kim Jong Un, Chairman, Worker's Party of Korea) (.pdf) [link]


DPRK: Civil & Society News -



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DPRK: Economic News -
International economic law and relations: [archive.fo/ZQFzW] [archive.fo/zBS1S] [archive.fo/NDQxp]; "New Era of Prosperity Now Opens" (2017) [archive.fo/GrogV]; "High-Tech 'Made in DPRK' " (2016-06-18) [youtube.com/watch?v=kghkIE4Altc]; Paektu Exchange [paektuculturalexchange.org]



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DPRK: Foreign Relations -
"Future of Humankind Is Guaranteed under Socialism"[archive.fo/e2pa3]


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DPRK: Foreign Hostilities -
[ncnk.org]; "History of U.S. Sabotage of Korean Peace and Reunification" (2001) [archive.fo/hyFlf]


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Socialist Republic of Vietnam
[en.vietnamplus.vn] [english.vietnamnet.vn]


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Kingdom of Cambodia


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Republic of the Philippines
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research from the Committee for the Study of
HISTORY AND THE CURRENT CONTEXT
[HistoryAndCurrentContext.blogspot.com]

* "How U.S. Capitalism Opened the Door to Racial Oppression" (2017-08-01, by W. T. Whitney) [archive.fo/mOuAI] [begin excerpt]:
The Slavery System -
A giant entrepreneurial machine was operating in the southwestern U. S. frontier of the early 1800s. Its bare- bones story is of land seized from Native Americans, cotton plantations multiplying, slaves producing cotton, cotton being processed in England, great wealth accumulating, and the wherewithal being created for U. S. industrialization.
In 1836 cotton production accounted for “almost half of the economic activity of the United States” and “More than half of all American exports between 1815 and 1860 consisted of cotton,” with almost 80 percent of it heading for Great Britain. (2) Between 1800 and 1860 cotton production increased by a factor of 130; “Planter entrepreneurs … became the richest class of white people in the United States.” (3)
Historian Edward Baptist also reports in The Half Has Never Been Told that “two million slaves worth over $1 billion” represented “the biggest pool of collateral” in the United States, “20 percent of private U. S. wealth,” and “the most liquid part of that wealth.” Moreover, profits derived from slavery and cotton production were reinvested to create “the world’s second industrial revolution.” In fact, cotton enabled the United States to develop “the fastest growing economy in the world.” (4)
Walter Johnson tells how land “upriver” from New Orleans “was materially subservient to the caprice of speculators in distant markets,” such that, “The cords of credit and debt – of advance and obligation – that cinched the Atlantic economy together were anchored together with the mutually defining values of land and slave: without land and slaves, there was no credit, and without slaves, land itself was valueless.” (5)
Lending by the Bank of the United States (BUS) in the lower Mississippi Valley was 16 times greater in 1832 than was the case in 1824. The infusion of capital financed a “massive expansion of the internal slave trade.” The movement of slaves from coastal to southwestern states fueled the “boom times.” Baptist explains that, “The well-connected [Isaac] Franklin firm drew up to $40,000 at a time from the BUS to buy slaves in the East …[A]bout 5 percent of all the commercial credit handled by the BUS in 1831-35 passed through … this single slave partnership.” (6)
Modern and Worldwide
South Carolina’s senator John C. Calhoun was the lead ideologist for slavery and cotton interests. Baptist credits Calhoun’s theories as being “modern, tailored to a market economy.” Calhoun measured “people as factors of production” and “believed that entrepreneurs should be able to wield private property without restraint.” “Enslavers … saw themselves as … running a highly successful innovative sector of the world economy.” (7)
Historian Sven Beckert describes a gala event in Manchester, England. The celebrating Chamber of commerce members had created “a global web of agriculture, commerce, and industrial production. Merchants brought raw cotton from around the world and took it to British factories, home to two thirds of the world’s cotton spindles. An army of workers spun than cotton into thread and wove it into finished fabrics; then dealers sent those wares out to the world’s markets.” (8)
Beckert’s book, Empire of Cotton, is about the “rise and fall of the European – dominated empire of cotton. But because of the centrality of cotton, its story is also the story of the making and remaking of global capitalism and with it if the modern world.” It “offers a history of capitalism in action.” (9)
He notes that, “enterprising entrepreneurs and powerful statesmen in Europe recast the world’s most significant manufacturing industry by combining imperial expansion and slave labor with new machines and wage workers.“ Actually, “cotton made possible both the birth of capitalism and its subsequent reinvention.” Beckert maintains that, “It was on the back of cotton, and thus on the back of slaves, that the US economy ascended in the world.” (10)
The modern historians were echoing Karl Marx, that most serious student of capitalism. “Direct slavery is just as much the pivot of bourgeois industry as machinery, credits, etc.,” Marx wrote in 1846; “Without slavery you have no cotton; without cotton you have no modern industry. It is slavery that has given the colonies their value; it is the colonies that have created world trade, and it is world trade that is the pre-condition of large-scale industry.”
Marx later remarked that “[T]he slave-holding states in the United States of North America . . . are associated with a world market based on capitalist production.” And, “The fact that we now not only call the plantation owners in America capitalists, but that they are capitalists, is based on their existence as anomalies within a world market based on free labor.” (11) [end excerpt]
Footnotes:
- (3) Edward E. Baptist, The Half Has Never Been Told, (Basic Books, NY, 2014), 322; Sven Beckert, Empire of Cotton, (Vintage Books, NY, 2015), 142-143
- (4) Baptiste, op. cit., 245, 312, 113
- (5) Walter Johnson, River of Dark Dreams, (Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA and London, 2013), 2, 87
- (6) Baptiste, op. cit., 238-239
- (7) Baptiste, op. cit., 300 -301, 346
- (8) Beckert, cit., ix
- (9) Beckert, cit., xi, xv
- (10) Beckert, cit., xi, xx,119
- (11) The excerpts from Marx are taken from his The Poverty of Philosophy: A Reply to M. Proudhon’s Philosophy of Poverty, Grundrisse, and Theories of Surplus Value, Part III. They appear together at http://www.sojournertruth.net/marxslavery.pdf
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* "World War I, 100 Hundred Years Ago: Start of the Third Battle of Ypres, Or Battle of Passchendaele July 31, 1917" (Excerpt from Jacques R. Pauwels, The Great Class War 1914-1918, James Lorimer, Toronto, 2016) [archive.fo/3oMD0] [begin excerpt]:
The British supremo, General Haig, thought he could take advantage of the troubles experienced by the French to try once again to achieve a decisive breakthrough of the German lines. This time he planned an offensive in the vicinity of Ypres, in the infamous Flanders’ Fields. Battles had already been fought there in the fall of 1914 and the spring of 1915, so Haig’s initiative was to go down in history as the Third Battle of Ypres. It was to be an extremely violent affair.
Haig’s new “big push” was prepared very thoroughly. Things got going with a kind of prelude on June 7. The British, who had dug tunnels under the German lines, blew up the enemy positions to the south of Ypres with mines. The explosion was so loud that it could be heard on the other side of the English Channel. The British infantry attacks that followed succeeded in pushing back the German lines by about seven kilometres in the course of a week, which reduced the enemy pressure on Ypres. This so-called Battle of the Mines at Messines (or second Battle of Messines) was also a success in the sense that, for the very first time, there were more men killed on the side of the defending Germans than the attacking Tommies, namely 25,000 versus 17,000. In any event, the result was yet another plentiful harvest for the Grim Reaper. The craters carved into the Flemish soil by the explosion of the mines were to fill gradually with water, thus creating ponds like the one in the village of Wijtschate, known today as the Pool of Peace.
On July 31, the Third Battle of Ypres started officially with a large-scale British attack on German positions to the east and north of the city. Once again, the German defence proved to be particularly resolute. Two factors played an important role. First, in front of their own first lines, on carefully chosen strategic spots within the no man’s land, the Germans had constructed small concrete bunkers – nicknamed pillboxes by the British – whence they could mow down attackers with their machine guns even before they reached the first German trenches. Second, the Germans relied increasingly on a new kind of soldier, handpicked, highly motivated, thoroughly trained, and armed to the teeth, especially with machine guns and grenades. These “storm troops” (Sturm- orStoßtruppen) had first made an appearance at the front towards the end of 1915. (And the Russians had used a similar type of soldier during the Brusilov Offensive of 1916.) Their specialty was the infiltration of enemy trenches, and it is in this capacity that they would be used massively during the great German offensive in the spring of 1918. But they also performed very well defensively, and it was these storm troopers, ensconced in pillboxes, that would inflict heavy losses on the attacking British and Canadians in the Third Battle of Ypres, for example in the vicinity of the village of Passchendaele, whose surroundings had been transformed by endless rain into a sea of stinking mud. It is not a coincidence that the Tyne Cot Cemetery, the largest British war cemetery in the world, situated at a stone’s throw from that village, was constructed on the remains of three German pillboxes. With respect to the storm troopers, it should be noted that they were to serve as model for the brown-shirted militia of Hitler’s Nazi party.
After particularly nasty fighting, the Third Battle of Ypres concluded in November 1917 with the capture of Passchendaele by the Canadians, of whom no less than 17,000 were killed or wounded in the course of that action. A British general who subsequently came to inspect that sector of the front could not believe his eyes when he saw how the men had had to advance through the mud and past numerous pillboxes before they had been able to conquer the German positions on the high ground of Passchendaele village.
“Good God,” he cried out, “did we really order the men to go and fight in this?” [end excerpt]
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* "The Other Side of War: Fury and Repression in St. Louis" (2017-07-28, counterpunch.org) [archive.fo/bqsMA] [begin excerpt]:
History often follows something of a dialectical pattern – power begets resistance, war generates blowback, and so forth.  In 1960s America, it was a brutal imperialist war in Indochina – the bloodiest in U.S. history – that gave rise to some of the largest and most incendiary protests this country has ever seen.  There was, at the same time, a crucial third part to this dialectic:  massive governmental repression designed to quell those protests.   Much is known about the war and the deep opposition to it, far less about the nefarious work of the FBI and kindred intelligence agencies to crush not only the antiwar movement but other forms of social revolt.
Thanks to the remarkably diligent and patient efforts of one activist, filmmaker, and investigator, that state of affairs could dramatically change.  Nina Gilden Seavey recently won a landmark federal lawsuit to gain access to a vast collection of files held by U.S. intelligence agencies that for years infiltrated, probed, and sought to disrupt anti-Vietnam War mobilizations of the 1960s and 1970s.   There can be no doubt:  security-state attempts to destroy or at least impair those mobilizations were considerably more ambitious – and more effective — than generally believed.
Seavey, professor of Media Studies and Public Affairs at George Washington University and whose father was prominent St. Louis civil-rights attorney Louis Gilden, has fixed her sights mainly on the proliferation of radical protests during the years 1969-72 at Washington University in St. Louis – the very time I had joined the political science faculty.   In those years the university had become a cauldron of militant new-left politics, mostly revolving around student anti-ROTC protests that led to the torching of one ROTC building, a familiar target of antiwar fervor on campuses throughout the U.S.   An organization called the Washington University Liberation Front, or WULF, had formed to channel student activism toward common strategic objectives.
On May 4, 1970 some 3000 Washington University students – along with a scattering of professors and community activists – marched on the second ROTC center where prospective Air Force officers were being trained for military service.  The marchers had been angered by President Nixon’s sudden expansion of the war into Cambodia.   That anger was intensified by events unfolding earlier the same day at Kent State, where the National Guard opened fire on defenseless protesters, killing four and wounding 11.   I was one of those marchers looking to quickly reach the edge of campus, site of the ROTC facilities.  As with other spontaneous outpourings across the country, the crowd quickly turned combative and violent: within minutes this ROTC structure was also burned to the ground.   Firefighters were repelled by a fusillade of rocks and other projectiles.   The episode reinforced an anti-militarist frenzy that would not recede until the end of the academic year.
Law-enforcement reaction was swift:  12 protesters were arrested and charged with various (mostly nebulous) crimes and banned from campus.  Six were convicted of charges associated with “rioting”.  A new law was invoked for the first time – the 1968 fascist-sounding Civil Obedience Act passed by Congress to broadly target activists who could be deemed to “interfere with public safety”.  Speaking at the Pentagon one day after the anti-ROTC events, Nixon lauded patriotic American troops fighting in Vietnam (roughly half a million at that point) while mocking “these bums, you know, blowing up campuses.”    The harsh crackdown in St. Louis was clearly meant to send a message across the nation:  the lives of antiwar resisters could be ruined, or at least severely disrupted, with one arrest.
If Nixon famously adopted a hard line toward opponents of an increasingly unpopular war, so too did FBI director J. Edgar Hoover, who ordered a nationwide campaign to infiltrate and derail what by 1970 had become one of the largest social movements of any type in U.S. history.   In the lengthy course of this repressive campaign the Pentagon and FBI, along with cooperative state and local agencies, had assembled files on an estimated 25 million Americans.  The “deep state” had established its own menacing trajectory. [...]
Much like student radicalism, the dynamics of political repression at Washington University had rather deep roots.   A mid-sized liberal-arts institution known for its enlightened atmosphere and progressive faculty, the space for truly subversive action narrowed precipitously when it came to opposing the war, however immoral that war had been widely viewed by 1970.   The brute reality was that the university was dominated by such corporations as McDonnell-Douglas and Monsanto, both with headquarters in St. Louis, along with Olin Industries and the Mallinckrodt Chemical interests.    The CEOs of these huge contractors all sat on the WU Board of Trustees.  Further, Sanford McDonnell was simultaneously chair of the Board of Trustees and chair of the board at McDonnell-Douglas.    The St. Louis Globe Democrat, once home to such arch-conservatives as Pat Buchanan, relished publishing front-page “exposes” of campus radicals.   In the end, freedom would have its definite limits.
During my seven years at Washington University I had the privilege of several visits from neatly-attired FBI agents to my office, classroom, and political gatherings that had become almost routine in those days – including a rather harmless film festival I had organized.   After the second anti-ROTC upsurge two of these operatives set out to intimidate me with supposedly incriminating photos.  More preposterous, it turned out that a close grad-student friend (and “research assistant”) had been doubling as a federal informant.  Infiltration of the new left was far more pervasive than anyone imagined at the time.  We knew that Nixon was hellbent on destroying the antiwar movement, but were somewhat naïve when it came to the extraordinary level of federal spying and sabotage, much of it surely aided and abetted by the university hierarchy.   In the midst of the turmoil Sanford McDonnell denounced me in a speech for being strangely ungrateful to my generous corporate paymasters, then called for my dismissal – a wish that would soon enough come true, thanks in part to a cowardly administration. [end excerpt]

* "From Riot to Revolt: Asbury Park in July 1970" (by Daniel Weeks, NJS: An Interdisciplinary Journal Summer 2016) (.pdf, download only) [is.gd/NxkXkV] [begin excerpt]:
This paper investigates the civil unrest that rocked the New Jersey resort city of Asbury Park for four days in July 1970. It focuses particularly on how various participants and the media represented the violent events in the West Side of the city. These representations, which were publicized in the Asbury Park Press, the New York Times, and elsewhere, demonstrate two interrelated dynamics. First, that in attempting to characterize the events in Asbury Park—either as a criminal riot or justifiable revolt—participants on all sides resorted to well-worn stereotypes, and second, that these stereotypes, once publicized in the media, began to shape events in the city in consequential ways. This study also demonstrates that the civil unrest moved through several phases—from a teenage “rock and bottle festival” to a true revolt against discrimination, segregation, and the general conditions of the ghetto.
In a last attempt to hold their ground, the youths on the street hurled bottles, bricks, and firebombs at the advancing line of police. In response, gunfire rang out along the avenue, and twenty-two-year-old Harold Suggs turned into an alley to avoid it. In the confusion, he saw his friend Herbert Gaines, just seventeen, suddenly clutch his leg. The blood came then in a torrent as Gaines stumbled into the alley and collapsed on the sidewalk. (footnote 2: Suggs, who lived in the neighborhood, was a journalism student at Murray State University. Armed with a camera, he joined the crowds gathering on Springwood Avenue on Tuesday afternoon in the hope of taking photos that he might sell to news organizations. Harold V. Suggs, “Student Describes Battle of Tuesday,” Asbury Park Evening Press, 9 July 1970.)
That same day, the widow Margaret Hayes watched the thick smoke that had been billowing for three days from the buildings across the street from her residence and listened to the shouting and gunfire. She began to wonder if she would make it through alive. The heavy footsteps of angry young men hammering up and down the staircase outside her apartment frightened her. “I’m a nervous wreck,” she told a reporter. “I only have one life and I’m trying to save it. Thanks be, I don’t have any children to be in this mess.”3
Unlike the Widow Hayes, Mrs. Henry Hayes did have a teenage son who returned home that night with wounds from shotgun pellets in his arm and leg. Though shocked, she was not in sympathy with his cause. “Our boy is very hostile,” she told the papers. “He has lots of hostility to white people. I’m telling you this because I’m so ashamed because I can’t see any cause for this. I’m ashamed to see the brutality of my own people.”4 Others, though, blamed the police. “This, I know, is supposed to be their job,” said one neighborhood resident. “But they come in mad. I heard they even shot a little kid out in his yard. This is the way the white man acts down south.”5
In all of these ways, the long, hot summer had finally come to the resort city of Asbury Park, New Jersey, which in July 1970 was rocked by four days of rioting. The event was serious enough to receive extensive coverage, not only in the local papers, but also in the New York Times and on the major television networks. The governor sent in 150 state troopers and in the aftermath asked President Nixon to declare the city a disaster area. In the end, 180 people had been injured, and the city had suffered more than $4 million in damages.6
3 Adrian Keffern, “Police Behavior: Opinions Differ,” Asbury Park Evening Press, 9 July 1970.
4 Ibid.
5 Ibid.
6 “Second Week of July in Retrospect,” Asbury Park Evening Press, 12 July 1970; “Trouble Across the Tracks,” Time, 20 July 1970, http://www.time.com/magazine/article/0,9171,877071,00.html; “Last of the Troopers Leave Asbury Park,” New York Times, 14 July 1970; Walter H. Waggoner, “U.S. Aid Sought for Asbury Park,” New York Times, 10 July 1970; Daniel Wolff, 4th of July, Asbury Park: A History of the Promised Land (New York: Bloomsbury, 2005), 187.
This study will investigate the “troubles” in Asbury Park, as city residents sometimes refer to them, with a particular focus on how participants represented the events of that July. The statements that various officials, community leaders, and participants made to the newspapers demonstrate two interrelated dynamics. First, they often resorted to well-worn stereotypes in order to try to define what was happening. And second, and perhaps more importantly, leaders of the black community in particular used their access to the media to shape the narrative of events in consequential ways, transforming the disorder on the streets from riot to revolt.
A second purpose of this study is to fill an historical gap. To date, the civil unrest in Asbury Park has received little scholarly notice.7 Some of the reasons for this neglect are obvious. Next to Los Angeles, Detroit, or Newark, where major “race riots” took place in the 1960s, Asbury Park is a small town. Then, too, in Asbury no one died, and historians, who are never immune to the culture in which they live, tend to measure the importance of civil unrest in terms of the death toll. But that is not to say what happened in Asbury is unimportant, particularly to the history of the city itself and to the history of New Jersey. Beyond these considerations, the events in Asbury Park should be remembered as part of what has been called the “Black Revolt” of the 1960s.8

7 Perhaps the best treatment of the riots to appear heretofore is in Wolff’s 4th of July, Asbury Park: A History of the Promised Land. But Wolff’s book, which has the virtue of employing much original research, is chiefly concerned with the history of Asbury Park as a whole and its connection to the music of Bruce Springsteen. The Asbury Park riots are also summarized briefly by Elizabeth M. Webb in “Asbury Park (New Jersey) Riot of 1970,” in Race and Racism in the United States, ed. Charles Gallagher and Charles D. Lippard (Santa Barbara, Calif.: Greenwood, 2014), 79-80.
8 On the severity of Watts, Detroit, and Newark, see Paul A. Gilje, Rioting in America (Bloomington, Ind.: Indiana University Press, 1996), 160. Government-sponsored commission reports, essay collections, and full monographs have been written for the Los Angeles, Detroit, and Newark riots. Among the more notable are: Nathan Cohen, ed. The Los Angeles Riots: A Socio-Psychological Study (New York: Praeger, 1970); Jerry Cohen and William S. Murphy, Burn, Baby, Burn! The Los Angeles Race Riot, August, 1965 (New York: Dutton, 1966); Robert Conot, Rivers of Blood, Years of Darkness: The Unforgettable Classic Account of the Watts Riot (New York: Bantam Books, 1968); California Governor’s Commission on the Los Angeles Riot, McCone Commission Report: Complete and Unabridged (Los Angeles, Calif.: 1965); Gerald Horne, Fire this Time: The Watts Uprising and the 1960s (Charlottesville, Va.: University of Virginia Press, 1995); Sidney Fine, Violence in the Model City: The Cavanaugh Administration, Race Relations, and the Detroit Riot of 1967 (Ann Arbor, Mich.: The University of Michigan Press, 1989); Hubert Locke, The Detroit Riot of 1967 (Detroit, Mich.: Wayne State University Press, 1967); Van Gordon Sauter and Burleigh Hines, Nightmare in Detroit: A Rebellion and Its Victims (Chicago: Regnery, 1968); Tom Hayden, Rebellion in Newark: Official Violence and the Ghetto Response (New York: Random House, 1967); New Jersey Governor’s Select Commission on Civil Disorder, Report for Action: An Investigation into the Causes and Events of the 1967 Newark Race Riots (New York: Lemma Publishing, 1972).
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Communist International History
* U.S. Friends of the Soviet People [facebook.com/groups/291623721304790]

* "Stalin 'planned to send a million troops to stop Hitler if Britain and France agreed pact' ; Stalin was 'prepared to move more than a million Soviet troops to the German border to deter Hitler's aggression just before the Second World War' " (2008-10-18, telegraph.co.uk) [archive.is/81j6Z] [begin excerpt]:
The Soviet offer - made by war minister Marshall Klementi Voroshilov and Red Army chief of general staff Boris Shaposhnikov - would have put up to 120 infantry divisions (each with some 19,000 troops), 16 cavalry divisions, 5,000 heavy artillery pieces, 9,500 tanks and up to 5,500 fighter aircraft and bombers on Germany's borders in the event of war in the west, declassified minutes of the meeting show.
But Admiral Sir Reginald Drax, who lead the British delegation, told his Soviet counterparts that he authorised only to talk, not to make deals.
"Had the British, French and their European ally Poland, taken this offer seriously then together we could have put some 300 or more divisions into the field on two fronts against Germany - double the number Hitler had at the time," said Gen Sotskov, who joined the Soviet intelligence service in 1956. "This was a chance to save the world or at least stop the wolf in its tracks."
When asked what forces Britain itself could deploy in the west against possible Nazi aggression, Admiral Drax said there were just 16 combat ready divisions, leaving the Soviets bewildered by Britain's lack of preparation for the looming conflict.
The Soviet attempt to secure an anti-Nazi alliance involving the British and the French is well known. But the extent to which Moscow was prepared to go has never before been revealed.
Simon Sebag Montefiore, best selling author of Young Stalin and Stalin: The Court of The Red Tsar, said it was apparent there were details in the declassified documents that were not known to western historians.
"The detail of Stalin's offer underlines what is known; that the British and French may have lost a colossal opportunity in 1939 to prevent the German aggression which unleashed the Second World War. It shows that Stalin may have been more serious than we realised in offering this alliance." [end excerpt]

The following is written by a modern Ukrainian "fascist" whose task is to uphold a narrative of history that censors and demonizes the role of Ukraine's Communist Party in the 20th Century in defending their people from foreign dictatorships (Poland and Germany)... A key to grasp the narrative is that the author replaces "communists" with "Russians", and associates "Russians" with aggression even while at the same moment admitting the "Russians" were liberating the Ukraine and Belarussian people from hostile take-over by Nazi Germany...
* "Joint Soviet-Nazi military parade in Poland. The history of Russian aggression" (2015-11-02, NewsFromUkraine, newsfromukr.wordpress.com) [archive.is/rAmbD] [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9IFmBQS8FDc]
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* "Who Started the Korean War?" (2017-07-29, exploredprk.com) [archive.is/qW8zP]:
The US and the south Korean authorities hold events on the occasion of June 25 every year. On that day, over 67 years ago, the Korean war (1950-1953) broke out. At these events they clamour that the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea unleashed the Korean war.
We need to know the truth of history.
The Korean war was, to all intents and purposes, an aggressive war unleashed by the US inciting its south Korean army.
US Plans to Conquer Korea -
The US that had long planned to conquer Korea occupied south Korea on the pretext of “disarming” the vanquished Japanese troops after the end of the Second World War. Its aim was to turn south Korea into its military base for the invasion of north Korea and further for the realization of its hegemony in Northeast Asia and the rest of the world.
From the first day of occupation, the US dissolved by force the people’s committees established by the south Korean people and enforced military rule. It then cobbled together a puppet government and subordinated the political, economic, military and cultural realms of south Korea to their objectives for aggression.
Before the start of the Korean war, political figures of the US claimed that Korea was “a battle site decisive of the US success in Asia” and a “testing ground for victory over communism.”
The US worked out a detailed plan for unleashing a war in the Korean peninsula. It set up in the Tokyo-based MacArthur Command a team engaged in operations plan and intelligence activities, and enlisted in it former Japanese generals and other high-ranking officers. The team worked out the plan for several years. Between late 1949 and early 1950 the plan was reviewed and amended, and a strictly confidential document, NSC-68 prepared, a plan which contained a strategy for world domination. The plan endorsed at a session of the US National Security Council in April 1950 envisaged hurling forces of the US and its satellite countries after the war was started.
In order to increase the number of its forces, the US adopted a law on conscription, the first of its kind in the US history, and enlarged the military budget. It also organized the south Korean army and built it up; in order to achieve the supremacy of the south Korean army over the north Korean army by ten times, it controlled recruitment, organization, education and training of the south Korean military units through its Military Advisory Group, provided military support worth 1 billion US dollars, and shipped large amounts of military hardware into south Korea. In this way, it beefed up its capability for invading north Korea.
Regarding armed provocations in the areas on the 38th Parallel as a good test for internal war, an exercise to raise the capability for a real war by directly engaging with the enemy and a chance for gaining launch pads for attack to accomplish its military strategic plan of “push northwards,” it deployed the south Korean forces in the areas on the 38th Parallel that divided the Korean peninsula into north and south, and instigated them to ceaseless armed provocations.
It reinforced its aggressive forces including aircraft carriers and strategic bombers. From late April 1950, it reinforced its 7th Fleet with two aircraft carriers, two cruisers and six destroyers, and additionally dispatched three B-26 and B-29 bomber regiments, six interceptor regiments and two troop carrier regiments in Japan, near Korea. It also reinforced the four divisions of US 8th Army with tanks, guns, means of transport and others, so that they could be prepared for entering the Korean front any time.
A US book, titled, Who Started the Korean War, writes that preparations to attack north Korea were completed by May 1950. Another US book, titled, Contemporary History of America, writes: It was the first time for us to be fully prepared for the start of war.
The US, the main culprit for the Korean war, resorted to every means to hide the true picture.
An American book, titled, Korean War: An Unanswered Question, writes as follows:
“Dean Rusk, Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian Affairs, interrupted his dinner and quickly rushed back to his office on being told of the report from Seoul (on the outbreak of the war). Acheson (Secretary of State), who was on his farm in nearby Maryland, was notified hours later. President Truman, visiting his hometown in Missouri, was notified even later and was told that there was no need for him to hurry back to Washington. The two men with authority to shape the US response, the President and the Secretary of State, remained out of town. Judging by their early actions, however, this contention was at best disingenuous.”
With regard to the strange moves of US Military Advisory Group, a Japanese book, titled, Korean War, writes: "By June 15 Robert (head of the US Military Advisory Group) had been recalled, his successor was yet to come; the chief of staff who was holding the fort had gone to Tokyo to see off his family members, and deputy chief was in Japan. Is it imaginable that the head of the US Military Advisory Group in south Korea, the hottest spot in the Far East, had return home without continuing to perform his duty until his successor filled his post? This was camouflage."
After making full preparations, the US unleashed the Korean war at the dawn of June 25, 1950 by driving the south Korean forces to launch a surprise attack on north Korea. And later it hurled the forces of its own and of its 15 satellite countries and even the remaining forces of the former Japanese army, claiming that north Korea had invaded the south.
History can never be erased or distorted. The US and the south Korean authorities cannot hide their unleashing of the Korean war.
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* "In Afghanistan Russians Are Now Remembered With Love" (2017-07-29, journal-neo.org) [archive.fo/8o0Ag]:
This is not what you are supposed to be reading. All remembrances of the “Soviet Era” in Afghanistan has been boxed and then labeled as “negative”, even “toxic”. No discussion on the topic is allowed in ‘polite circles’, at least in the West and in Afghanistan itself.
Afghanistan is where the Soviet Union was tricked into, and Afghanistan is where the Communist superpower received its final blow. ‘The victory of capitalism over communism’, the official Western narrative shouted. A ‘temporary destruction of all progressive alternatives for our humanity’, replied others, but mostly under their breath.
After the horrific, brutal and humiliating period of Gorbachev/Yeltsin, Russia shrunk both geographically and demographically, while going through indescribable agony. It hemorrhaged; it was bathing in its own excrement, while the West celebrated its temporary victory, dancing in front of the world map, envisioning the re-conquest of its former colonies.
But in the end Russia survived, regained its bearings and dignity, and once again became one of the most important countries on Earth, directly antagonistic to the global Western imperialist designs.
Afghanistan has never recovered. After the last Soviet combat troops left the country in 1989, it bled terribly for years, consumed by a brutal civil war. Its progressive government had to face the monstrous terror of the Western and Saudi backed Mujahedeen, with individuals like Osama bin Laden in command of the jihadi genocide.
Socialists, Communists, secularists as well as almost all of those who were educated in the former Soviet Union or Eastern Block countries, were killed, exiled, or muzzled for decades.
Most of those who settled in the West simply betrayed; went along with the official Western narrative and dogma.
Even those individuals who still claimed to be part of the left, repeated like parrots, their preapproved fib:
“Perhaps the Soviet Union was not as bad as the Mujahedeen, Taliban, or even the West, but it was really bad enough.”
I heard these lines in London and elsewhere, coming from several mouths of corrupt Afghan ‘elites’ and their children. From the beginning I was doubtful. And then my work, my journeys to and through Afghanistan began. I spoke to dozens of people all over the country, doing exactly what I was discouraged to do: driving everywhere without an escort or protection, stopping in the middle of godforsaken villages, entering fatal city slums infested with narcotics, approaching prominent intellectuals in Kabul, Jalalabad and elsewhere.
“Where are you from?” I was asked on many occasions.
“Russia,” I’d reply. It was a gross simplification. I was born in Leningrad, now St Petersburg, but an incredible mixture of Chinese, Russian, Czech and Austrian blood circles through my veins. Still, the name “Russia” came naturally to me, in the middle of Afghan deserts and deep gorges, especially in those places where I knew that my life was hanging on a thin thread. If I were to be allowed to utter one last word in this life, “Russia” was what I wanted it to be.
But after my declaration, the faces of the Afghan people would soften, unexpectedly and suddenly. “Welcome!” I’d hear again and again. An invitation to enter humble homes would follow: an offer to rest, to eat, or to just drink a glass of water.
‘Why?’ I often wondered. “Why?” I finally asked my driver and interpreter, Mr. Arif, who became my dear friend.
“It’s because in this country, Afghans love Russian people,” he replied simply and without any hesitation.
“Afghans love Russians?” I wondered. “Do you?”
“Yes,” he replied, smiling. “I do. Most of our people here do.”
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Two days later I was sitting inside an armored UNESCO Land Cruiser, talking to a former Soviet-trained engineer, now a simple driver, Mr. Wahed Tooryalai. He allowed me to use his name; he had no fear, just accumulated anger, which he obviously wanted to get out of his system:
“When I sleep, I still sometimes see the former Soviet Union in my dreams. After that, I wake up and feel happy for one entire month. I remember everything I saw there, until now…”
I wanted to know what really made him so happy ‘there’?
Mr. Wahed did not hesitate:
“People! They are so kind. They are welcoming… Russians, Ukrainians… I felt so much at home there. Their culture is exactly like ours. Those who say that Russians ‘occupied’ Afghanistan have simply sold out. The Russians did so much for Afghanistan: they built entire housing communities like ‘Makroyan’, they built factories, even bakeries. In places such as Kandahar, people are still eating Russian bread…”
I recalled the Soviet-era water pipes that I photographed all over most of the humble Afghan countryside, as well as the elaborate water canals in and around cities like Jalalabad.
“There is so much propaganda against the Soviet Union,” I said.
“Only the Mujahedeen and the West hate Russians,” Mr. Wahed explained. “And those who are serving them.”
Then he continued:
“Almost all poor Afghan people would never say anything bad about Russians. But the government people are with the West, as well as those Afghan elites who are now living abroad: those who are buying real estate in London and Dubai, while selling their own country…those who are paid to ‘create public opinion.”
His words flowed effortlessly; he knew precisely what he wanted to say, and they were bitter, but it was clearly what he felt:
“Before and during the Soviet era, there were Soviet doctors here, and also Soviet teachers. Now show me one doctor or teacher from the USA or UK based in the Afghan countryside! Russians were everywhere, and I still even remember some names: Lyudmila Nikolayevna… Show me one Western doctor or nurse based here now. Before, Russian doctors and nurses were working all over the country, and their salaries were so low… They spent half on their own living expenses, and the other half they distributed amongst our poor… Now look what the Americans and Europeans are doing: they all came here to make money!”
I recall my recent encounter with a Georgian combatant, serving under the US command at the Bagram base. Desperate, he recalled his experience to me:
“Before Bagram I served at the Leatherneck US Base, in Helmand Province. When the Americans were leaving, they even used to pull out concrete from the ground. They joked: “When we came here, there was nothing, and there will be nothing after we leave…” They prohibited us from giving food to local children. What we couldn’t consume, we had to destroy, but never give to local people. I still don’t understand, why? Those who come from the US or Western Europe are showing so much spite for the Afghan people!”
What a contrast!
Mr. Wahed recalled how the Soviet legacy was abruptly uprooted:
“After the Taliban era, we were all poor. There was hunger; we had nothing. Then the West came and began throwing money all around the place. Karzai and the elites kept grabbing all that they could, while repeating like parrots: “The US is good!” Diplomats serving Karzai’s government, the elites, they were building their houses in the US and UK, while people educated in the Soviet Union couldn’t get any decent jobs. We were all blacklisted. All education had to be dictated by the West. If you were educated in the USSR, Czechoslovakia, East Germany or Bulgaria, they’d just tell you straight to your face: Out with you, Communist! At least now we are allowed to at least get some jobs… We are still pure, clean, never corrupt!”
“Do people still remember?” I wonder.
“Of course they do! Go to the streets, or to a village market. Just tell them: “How are you my dear?” in Russian. They’d immediately invite you to their homes, feed you, embrace you…”
I tried a few days later, in the middle of the market… and it worked. I tried in a provincial town, and it worked again. I finally tried in a Taliban-infiltrated village some 60 kilometers from Kabul, and there it didn’t. But I still managed to get away.
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I met Mr. Shakar Karimi in Pole Charkhi Village. A local patriarch, he used to be a district chief in Nangarhar Province.
I asked him, what the best system ever implemented in modern Afghanistan was?
First he spoke about the Khan dynasty, but then referred to a left-wing Afghan leader, who was brutally tortured and murdered by Taliban after they entered Kabul in 1996:
“If they’d let Dr. Najib govern in peace, that would have been the best for Afghanistan!”
I asked him about the Soviet invasion in 1979.
“They came because they were given wrong information. The first mistake was to enter Afghanistan. The second, fatal mistake was to leave.”
“What was the main difference between the Russians and Westerners during their engagement in Afghanistan?”
“The Russian people came predominately to serve, to help Afghanistan. The relationship between Russians and Afghans was always great. There was real friendship and people were interacting, even having parties together, visiting each other.”
I didn’t push him further; didn’t ask what was happening now. It was just too obvious. “Enormous walls and high voltage wires,” would be the answer. Drone zeppelins, weapons everywhere and an absolute lack of trust… and the shameless division between the few super rich and the great majority of the desperately poor… the most depressed country on the Asian continent.
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Later I asked my comrade Arif, whether all this was really true?
“Of course!” He shouted, passionately. “100% true. The Russians built roads, they built homes for our people, and they treated Afghans so well, like their brothers. The Americans never did anything for Afghanistan, almost nothing. They only care about their own benefits.”
“If there would be a referendum right now, on a simple question: ‘do you want Afghanistan to be with Russia or with the United States, the great majority would vote for Russia, never for the US or Europe. And you know why? I’m Afghan: when my country is good, then I’m happy. If my country is doing bad, then I suffer! Most people here, unless they are brainwashed or corrupted by the Westerners, know perfectly well what Russia did for this country. And they know how the West injured our land.”
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Of course this is not what every single Afghan person thinks, but most of them definitely do. Just go and drive to each and every corner of the country, and ask. You are not supposed to, of course. You are told to be scared to come here, to roam through this “lawless” land. And you are not supposed to go directly to the people. Instead you are expected to recycle the writings of toothless, cowardly academics, as well as servile mass media reports. If you are liberal, you are at least expected to say: “there is no hope, no solution, no future.”
At Goga Manda village, the fighting between the Taliban and government troops is still raging. All around the area, the remnants of rusty Soviet military hardware can be found, as well as old destroyed houses from the “Soviet era” battles.
The Taliban is positioned right behind the hills. Its fighters attack the armed forces of Afghanistan at least once a month.
Almost 16 years after the NATO invasion and consequent occupation of the country, this village, as thousands of other villages in Afghanistan, has no access to electricity, and to drinking water. There is no school within walking distance, and even a small and badly equipped medical post is far from here, some 5 kilometers away. Here, an average family of 6 has to survive on US$130 dollars per month, and that’s only if some members are actually working in the city.
I ask Mr. Rahmat Gul, who used to be a teacher in a nearby town, whether the “Russian times” were better.
He hesitated for almost one minute, and then replied vaguely:
“When the Russians were here, there was lots of shooting… It was real war… People used to die. During the jihad period, the Mujahedeen were positioned over there… they were shooting from those hills, while Soviet tanks were stationed near the river. Many civilians were caught in the crossfire.”
As I got ready to ask him more questions, my interpreter began to panic:
“Let’s go! Taliban is coming.”
He’s always calm. When he gets nervous, I know it is really time to run. We ran; just stepping on the accelerator and driving at breakneck speed towards the main road.
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Before we parted, Mr. Wahed Tooryalai grabbed my hand. I knew he wanted to say something essential. I waited for him to formulate it. Then it came, in rusty but still excellent Russian:
“Sometimes I feel so hurt, so angry. Why did Gorbachev abandon us? Why? We were doing just fine. Why did he leave us? If he hadn’t betrayed us, life in Afghanistan would be great. I wouldn’t have to be a UN driver… I used to be the deputy director of an enormous bread factory, with 300 people working there: we were building our beloved country, feeding it. I hope Putin will not leave us.”
Then he looked at me, straight into my eyes, and suddenly I got goose bumps as he spoke, and my glasses got foggy:
“Please tell Mr. Putin: do hold our hand, as I’m now holding yours. Tell him what you saw in my country; tell him that we Afghans, or at least many of us, are still straight, strong and honest people. All this will end, and we will send the Americans and Europeans packing. It will happen very soon. Then please come and stand by us, by true Afghan patriots! We are here, ready and waiting. Come back, please.”
- Photo: water-canal-in-Jalalabad

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Document #1: How to Spot a Communist
Background: This is a pamphlet prepared by the U.S. First Army Headquarters in 1955, but was reprinted in popular magazines in the 1950s
How to Spot a Communist
Events of recent years have made it obvious that there is no fool-proof way of detecting a Communist. The Communist individual is no longer a "type" exemplified by the bearded and coarse revolutionary with time bomb in briefcase. U.S. Communists come from all walks of life, profess all faiths, and exercise all trades and professions. In addition, the Communist Party, USA, has made concerted efforts to go underground for the purpose of infiltration.
If there is no fool-proof system in spotting a Communist, there are, fortunately, indications that may give him away. These indications are often subtle but always present, for the Communist, by reason of his "faith" must act and talk along certain lines.
While a preference for long sentences is common to most Communist writing, a distinct vocabulary provides the... more easily recognized feature of the "Communist Language."
Even a superficial reading of an article written by a Communist or a conversation with one will probably reveal the use of some of the following expressions: integrative thinking, vanguard,
comrade, hootenanny, chauvinism, book-burning, syncretistic faith, bourgeois-nationalism, jingoism, colonialism, hooliganism, ruling class, progressive, demagogy, dialectical, witch-hunt,
reactionary, exploitation, oppressive, materialist.
This list, selected at random, could be extended almost indefinitely. While all of the above expressions are part of the English language, their use by Communists is infinitely more
frequent than by the general public... ... In addition to these very general principles common to Communist tactics, a number of
specific issues have been part of the Communist arsenal for a long period of time. These issues are raised not only by Communist appeals to the public, but also by the individual Party member or sympathizer who is a product of his Communist environment. They include: "McCarthyism," violation of civil rights, racial or religious discrimination, immigration laws, anti-subversive
legislation, any legislation concerning labor unions, the military budget, "peace." While showing standard opposition to certain standard issues, the U.S. Communist has traditionally identified himself with certain activities in the hope of furthering his ultimate
purposes. Such hobbies as "folk dancing" and "folk music" have been traditionally allied with the Communist movement in the United States...
A study such as this can lead to only one certain conclusion: There is no sure-fire way of spotting a Communist... The principle difficulty involved is the distinction between the person who merely dissents in the good old American tradition and the one who condemns for the purpose of abolishing that tradition.
In attempting to find the answer to the question: "Is this man a Communist?" a checklist such as this can prove helpful, although in itself it cannot provide the answer:
Does the individual use unusual language? ("Communist Language")
Does he stubbornly cling to Marxist ideals without being willing to question them?
Does he condemn our American institutions and praise those of Communist countries?
Does he pick on any event, even the most insignificant occurrences in this country for his criticism?
Is he secretive about certain of his contacts?
Does he belong to groups exploiting controversial subjects?
Above all, the approach to the problem of discovering Communists must be detached and completely free from prejudice. Using some of the clues mentioned in this study in connection with a factual approach provides the best system at present of spotting a Communist.

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* "Bush and Cheney: How They Ruined America and the World" book review (2017-08-01, by Elizabeth Woodworth) [archive.fo/7R9K8]:
As a prominent Whitehead process theologian, scholar David Ray Griffin attracted much attention when the first of his ten books about 9/11 came out (“The New Pearl Harbor,” 2004).
Since the appearance of that book – which built on the work of several scholars and analysts – a worldwide movement has grown up challenging the official account of 9/11 and its tragic sequelae, Islamophobia and the all-consuming “war on terror.”
In his new book, Griffin updates the evidence from his last book (“9/11 Ten Years Later,” 2011), and points to extensive new research on the Twin Towers from a large body of architects and engineers, and also to the investigations of the international 22-member 9/11 Consensus Panel.
From 2012-2014, Griffin turned to a full analysis of the climate crisis. His 2015 book, “Unprecedented: Can Civilization Survive the CO2 Crisis?” was described by an expert reviewer from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change as “the best book today on the issue of all issues of all time.”
Griffin’s new book on the Bush-Cheney administration shows that both 9/11 and the climate crisis derive from the neoconservatives who came to power in 2000 as the Bush-Cheney administration.
Using the great lie of 9/11, and never ceasing to drill into the pubic the fear of terrorism, the neocons and their media have metastacized into a full-blown “neoconservative movement” that has gradually come to dominate both the Republican and Democratic parties.
Looking more deeply than the captured media, Griffin shows that the neoconservatives have been “the major source of the violence, illegal regime change, killings, and dislocations of millions of people since the attacks of September 11, 2001” – including the destruction of Iraq and Libya.
Yet for more than 15 years, the 9/11 attacks have enabled a primitive neocon/media drumbeat telling us that we should fear the aggression of Iran and the Muslim world. Most recently we are urged to fear the “unsubstantiated claims that Putin interfered in the US presidential election.”
This is all propaganda serving America’s war for the “greater Middle East,” which began in 1953 and has led to global chaos.
The public needs protection from the increasingly incoherent media lies so that democracy can once again stand on a platform of truth.
Dr. Griffin’s new book is a reliable and readable tool for people who want to base their thinking on solid evidence and lucid scholarship.
Title: Bush and Cheney: How They Ruined America and the World
Author: David Ray Griffin
Publisher: Olive Branch Pr (August 16, 2017)
ISBN-10: 1566560616
ISBN-13: 978-1566560610

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* "Virginia Tech scientist develops model for robots with bacterial brains" (2015-07-16, vtnews.vt.edu) [archive.fo/3UAVe]
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* "Chinese scientists' contribution to first US human embryo editing experiment" (2017-08-04, cgtn.com) [archive.is/P211D]
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* "Skull of 1,000-year-old Arctic Chieftain's Infant Heir Found Encased in Persian Bronze Bowl" (2017-07-31, The Siberian Times) [archive.fo/yJzMA], photo caption: This unique discovery in the extreme north of Russia was part of an elaborate burial of a child from an elite family, aged no older than three when he or she died.


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* "Globe on an Ostrich Egg is World’s Oldest Depiction of the New World" (2017-08-01, ancient-origins.net) [archive.fo/laYDz]

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* "Mirage Men: UFO researcher Mark Pilkington on deception and psychological warfare" (2010-10-06, wired.co.uk) [archive.fo/C7ak7]
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* "It Looks Like a Laser Cut But What Really Split the Ancient Al Naslaa Rock?" (2017-07-31, by Caleb Strom) [archive.fo/S9A8t], photo: The Al Naslaa rock formation


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* "From desert to forest: The miracle of Saihanba" (2017-08-04, cgtn.com) [archive.fo/nZAZe]
* "An oasis on the desert" (2017-08-03, cgtn.com) [archive.fo/Kcdh9]:
Saihanba National Forest Park (SNFP), once a royal hunting area, in north China's Hebei Province, is drawing visitors.
Forest fires, deforestation and constant wars left the area deserted before it was turned into a park.
Now, a world biggest forest park brings a modern retreat with pleasant summer weather. The SNFP spans over 185,000 acres. The cold weather makes the park a perfect place for people to escape the summer heat.
"I feel very relaxed and comfortable here. The weather is cold while the air is fresh. It is such a beautiful park," a tourist told CGTN reporter.
It is a magic to transform a desert into a forest. Forest fires, deforestation, and constant wars caused damage, and a part of the park became a desert at the end of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). Heavy northern winds later made the desertification worse (photo) [archive.fo/H47NF]. The expansion threatened the environment in Beijing and foresters started planting trees in 1961.
"In 1961, this place was a big desert. Experts traveled here and saw this larch that stood here alone (photo) [archive.is/sSpvf]. They were so excited because it meant it was possible to plant trees in this area," said Chen Zhiqing, deputy director of the SNFP.
The ecosystem has gradually changed as the forest has grown larger and larger. Now, it is the biggest forest park on the planet (photo) [archive.fo/VDIWG].
"Comparing the recent 10 years to the first 10 years after we started building the forest here, the amount of precipitation has increased. Extreme weather and hugely windy days have also been reduced," explained Li Baojun, head of the weather station at the Park.
The changes have helped cut the number of sandstorms in Beijing too.
Moreover, tourism has significant potential to bring considerable income to the park. But authorities are developing the sector conservatively. So far, tourism only takes up 30 percent of its total industry.
"It's difficult to rebuild a forest here, we need to be careful. It's wrong only to pursue money. Ecotourism is based on the condition of the environment. To protect the forest is always our priority," said Li Shuang, office manager at the department of industrialization of the Park.
The SNFP was once a part of the royal hunting ground with vast grasslands and extensive forests. Emperor Kangxi of the Qing Dynasty once reviewed his troops on this land (photo showing old lodges at the site) [archive.fo/v0oxk]. It was ruined for a time, but the beauty returned after 55 years of unremitting efforts made by three generations.
Photo [archive.is/p29xw], showing an aerial view of the Saihanba National Forest Park.


* "Kulangsu: A new world heritage site" (2017-08-04, cgtn.com) [archive.fo/CTAdi]
Kulangsu is an island right next to Xiamen, where the 2017 BRICS Summit will be held. With a 5-minute ferry ride from the city you arrive at one of the most celebrated tourist sites of China, a 1.9 square-kilometer island, which successfully became a UN World Heritage Site in July 2017.
- Photo caption: 70% of the well preserved historical buildings on Kulangsu were built in the 20's and 30's.

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[https://www.rt.com/politics/398941-boosting-russias-combat-readiness-at/] [https://www.rt.com/news/398942-china-japan-foreign-ministers/]
[https://www.rt.com/news/398951-netanyahu-attempts-topple-bribery/] [https://www.rt.com/business/398954-us-credit-card-debt/]
[https://www.rt.com/business/398962-naftogaz-five-billion-suit-gazprom/] [https://www.rt.com/uk/398966-drug-squander-government-report/] [https://www.rt.com/viral/398970-israel-jesus-apostles-home/] [https://www.rt.com/news/398973-aljazeera-qatar-israel-amnesty/] [https://www.rt.com/news/398977-trump-nkorea-crisis-efforts/] [https://www.rt.com/usa/398983-iran-drone-us-jet/]
[https://www.rt.com/news/398997-france-jewish-memorial-desecrated/] [https://www.rt.com/viral/399003-migrants-eu-libya-coast-guard-ship/] [https://www.rt.com/news/399006-us-seabees-ukraine-maritime-center/]

** (sputniknews.com/archive)

** (xinhuanet.com/english)
- (2017-08-01) [archive.fo/so6ii] [archive.fo/LMsDu] [archive.fo/M7QIx] [archive.fo/CHeBB] [archive.fo/nNfnx] [archive.fo/JfVJ7] [archive.fo/voBwK] [archive.fo/5Lg7o] [archive.fo/3FW50] [archive.fo/QRhTk] [archive.fo/rdXtY] [archive.fo/OLXRW] [archive.fo/o8DsA] [archive.fo/JyEOt] [archive.fo/79kc8] [archive.fo/jVko7]
- (2017-08-02) [archive.fo/X9UYb] [archive.fo/Zvi3e] [archive.fo/m3jrc] [archive.fo/KBjPa]

** (america.cgtn.com) (cgtn.com/news/section.do?curPage=0&category=1)
- (2017-08-01) [archive.fo/guvlo] [archive.fo/hxal5] [archive.fo/6NPaN] [archive.fo/wq9z9] [archive.fo/V4tZv] [archive.fo/KitNw] [archive.fo/lHOoR] [archive.fo/Lk8Od] [archive.fo/NqsPB] [archive.fo/2kr3F] [archive.fo/4pL43] [archive.fo/SDLS4] [archive.fo/TGqTL] [archive.fo/VLKU9] [archive.fo/ONJk2] [archive.fo/eq3Ko] [archive.fo/ftIK5] [archive.fo/QS3mq] [archive.fo/tk2Ys] [archive.fo/iBHNa] [archive.fo/9XGDg] [archive.fo/zA02C] [archive.fo/ADF3j] [archive.fo/pUkR1] [archive.fo/qWZSI] [archive.fo/DLE5o] [archive.fo/cMWAZ] [archive.fo/EvA1J] [archive.fo/nXuEg]
- (2017-08-02) [archive.fo/udVdz] [archive.fo/tbgcS] [archive.fo/EXgoR] [archive.fo/2vgMP] [archive.fo/1sBL8] [archive.fo/BPhmM] [archive.fo/cbWXq] [archive.fo/nXW9p] [archive.fo/zJXlo] [archive.fo/YkCJ3] [archive.fo/yHikH] [archive.fo/WfiIF] [archive.fo/uwEhV] [archive.fo/roFfQ] [archive.fo/B70q8] [archive.fo/A5lqr] [archive.fo/br005] [archive.fo/apl0o] [archive.fo/axPN1] [archive.fo/nmu0H] [archive.fo/1TOD7] [archive.fo/FotgQ] [archive.fo/Gq8hx] [archive.fo/jVMUg] [archive.fo/zSq81] [archive.fo/hxJOw] [archive.fo/Ha4dS] [archive.fo/oQmTn] [archive.fo/9DEAX]
- (2017-08-03) [archive.is/yp2Fe] [archive.is/zsHFV] [archive.fo/dHieZ]
- (2017-08-05) [archive.fo/iOfzC] [archive.fo/xIeNG] [archive.fo/KwT0m] [archive.fo/MCd1K] [archive.fo/DYcRQ] [archive.fo/V0a7Z] [archive.fo/ysaJ1] [archive.fo/LgPWH] [archive.fo/bWPmK]
- (2017-08-06) [archive.fo/BHYdQ] [archive.fo/CKDex] [archive.fo/SHhti] [archive.fo/ikBSE] [archive.fo/I0BiH] [archive.fo/1Mvvb] [archive.fo/4Uuxg] [archive.fo/vAtXj] [archive.fo/xFNYH] [archive.fo/Lw8b4] [archive.fo/3UIQH] [archive.fo/Q53D1] [archive.fo/fGI2G] [archive.fo/rsJeF] [archive.fo/eD31Z] [archive.fo/O0JCD] [archive.fo/62HSM]
- (2017-08-07) [archive.fo/5AmSD] [archive.fo/ylGj4] [archive.fo/NfFx8] [archive.fo/pHFaa] [archive.fo/DyZnx] [archive.fo/HJDqj] [archive.fo/z8hg6] [archive.fo/O2gva] [archive.fo/RRwsT] [archive.fo/jAaTD] [archive.fo/7OaHE] [archive.fo/KgajG] [archive.fo/zwO8o] [archive.fo/aV9JJ] [archive.fo/Qv8nQ] [archive.fo/ieMOA] [archive.fo/IUMeD] [archive.fo/ZT5t5] [archive.fo/iYIKV] [archive.fo/D8F29] [archive.fo/tpkRR] [archive.fo/b7ix3] [archive.fo/2qCns] [archive.fo/ghWAP] [archive.fo/4vWoQ] [archive.fo/tebEG] [archive.fo/UWP5q] [archive.fo/MiOVw]
- (2017-08-08) [archive.fo/DENLC] [archive.fo/EYqnz] [archive.fo/4kNbF] [archive.fo/npqsv] [archive.fo/0T45e] [archive.fo/rz4vh] [archive.fo/FroIE] [archive.fo/IznKJ] [archive.fo/zVmAP] [archive.fo/hAFgk] [archive.fo/GbkEZ] [archive.fo/UtRKl] [archive.fo/1Cfyt] [archive.fo/HcecA] [archive.fo/aoKv0]

News Aggregators (collecting news from other sources with some original articles):
** (informationclearinghouse.info)

** (4thmedia.org)

** (panafricannews.blogspot.com)

** (allafrica.com/latest/?page=1)


News Blogs (original content, analysis):
** (oaklandsocialist.com)

** (countervortex.org)

** (nationalia.info)

** (moonofalabama.org)

** (silentcrownews.com/wordpress)


News Sources (organizations; fronts):
** (en.riss.ru)

** (cedema.org)

** (prisoncensorship.info/newsindex)


Papua:
** (facebook.com/pg/freewestpapua/posts)

** (bennywenda.org)


Colombia:
** (prensarural.org/spip/spip.php?mot95)

** (justiceforcolombia.org)


Sahrawi:
** (spsrasd.info/en)

** (allafrica.com/westernsahara)

** (sahrawisolidarity.blogspot.com)


Libya:
** (libyanwarthetruth.com)

** (facebook.com/Alestekhbarat.Allibiya)

** (facebook.com/ahmed.algaddafi.9)

** (libya360.wordpress.com)

** (vivalibya.wordpress.com)

** (rcmlibya.wordpress.com)

** (sonsofmalcolm.blogspot.com)

** (jamahiriyanewsagency.wordpress.com) Libyan language


Kurdistan:
** (anfenglish.com)
- (newswire)
- (w. attached photos)

** (knnc.net/en/archive)

** (ypgrojava.org/english) (facebook.com/RojavaDefenseUnits)

** (ekurd.net)

** (rojhelat.info/en)


Syria:
** (sana.sy/en)
- (2017-08-01) [archive.fo/iNtWq] [archive.fo/5YOJK] [archive.fo/S99w4] [archive.fo/Gluko] [archive.fo/twO7I] [archive.fo/gH9U2] [archive.fo/Q4PvG] [archive.fo/rru6k] [archive.fo/XkNzQ] [archive.fo/gpqQG] [archive.fo/EZ6fl]

** (syrianews.cc)
[archive.fo/aToIR] [archive.fo/nH3Vx] [archive.fo/Y7owS] [archive.fo/FJ2bG]
- (2017-08-01) N/A

** (syrianfreepress.wordpress.com)
- (2017-08-01) [archive.fo/WJlq8]

** (syria360.wordpress.com)
[archive.fo/gQDIF] [archive.fo/44DwG] [archive.fo/uHXV2] [archive.fo/57ixn] [archive.fo/HwC8I] [archive.fo/Ulilo] [archive.fo/69Xx4]
- (2017-08-01) [archive.fo/TiDkH] [archive.fo/hTiJm]

** (en.insidesyriamc.com)
[archive.fo/QhmC9]
- (2017-08-01) [archive.fo/T9hBz] [archive.fo/6XWOf] [archive.fo/kPg1C] [archive.fo/xDWei] [archive.fo/z1Zj2] [archive.fo/MQEwI] [archive.fo/ctYV4] [archive.fo/0HYJ5] [archive.fo/1KDKM] [archive.fo/rnX98]


Yemen
** (sabanews.net/en)
-- (Newswire)
- (2017-08-01) [archive.fo/BLKqA] [archive.fo/1o4PW] [archive.fo/uaohn] [archive.fo/GY3t3]
-- (Saudi Aggression section)
- (2017-08-01) [archive.fo/snNkl] [archive.fo/HhMyp] [archive.fo/us7lJ] [archive.fo/bPGWS] [archive.fo/Z3GKT] [archive.fo/OhGyU] [archive.fo/06lLA] [archive.fo/qJGaW] [archive.fo/Qm0Ai]

** (yemenpress.org)
- (2017-08-01) [archive.fo/Hr1O8] [archive.fo/m10tf] [archive.fo/ATkGC] [archive.fo/CYEH0] [archive.fo/2BY7m] [archive.fo/gtjkJ] [archive.fo/4Hi8K] [archive.fo/SViWL] [archive.fo/iyDl7] [archive.fo/6MC98] [archive.fo/kDXnv] [archive.fo/lGCoc] [archive.fo/yvhAS] [archive.fo/0dV1C] [archive.fo/QxfQ1] [archive.fo/sZfs3] [archive.fo/jizis] [archive.fo/7wy6t] [archive.fo/VKyUu] [archive.fo/ycyww] [archive.fo/K1dJc]

** (yemenextra.net)
[archive.fo/WsJnJ] [archive.fo/l53M5] [archive.fo/0kEl9] [archive.fo/pXYLv] [archive.fo/CMDYb] [archive.fo/feDAd] [archive.fo/4czkz] [archive.fo/5felg] [archive.fo/vVdLj] [archive.fo/wXSL0] [archive.fo/WBdbm] [archive.fo/XDSb3] [archive.fo/z5RN5] [archive.fo/NXb1s] [archive.fo/qpbDu]
- (2017-08-01) [archive.fo/j0JLH] [archive.fo/Unpml] [archive.fo/Gv48Y] [archive.fo/Ftp8h] [archive.fo/pwLTw] [archive.fo/cH6GQ] [archive.fo/ZTrua] [archive.fo/YQMtt] [archive.fo/aCMFs] [archive.fo/b6Ex8] [archive.fo/oVjKO] [archive.fo/9IBso] [archive.fo/nzVFL] [archive.fo/cQAut] [archive.fo/Piz6v] [archive.fo/29UjS] [archive.fo/wmqDi]


Donbass:
** (en.lug-info.com)
- (2017-08-01) [archive.fo/mFKsH] [archive.fo/Y7J4J] [archive.fo/cY4h6]

** (mil-lnr.info)
[archive.fo/bSSld] [archive.fo/Z6R9e]
- (2017-08-01) [archive.fo/PGf2i] [archive.fo/lzyvO] [archive.fo/mCdwv] [archive.fo/aQdkw] [archive.is/i1f9l] [archive.fo/fr4fh]
- (2017-08-02) [archive.fo/sSbAF] [archive.fo/0pBdA] [archive.fo/BOVOV] [archive.fo/ODA1B] [archive.is/RbTn4] [archive.is/Enebo] [archive.fo/8bcDw] [archive.fo/kZRQc] [archive.is/HNWhP] [archive.is/wkFac]

** (dan-news.info/en)
- (2017-08-01) [archive.fo/OBPyv] [archive.fo/nVP8s] [archive.fo/Mwvw7] [archive.fo/zHQkr] [archive.fo/mTa7L]

** (novorossia.today)
- (2017-08-01) [archive.fo/d4UG8] [archive.is/QebeO] [archive.is/eOQDt] [archive.is/Pbwd7] [archive.is/0Xwp6] [archive.is/CmQ1r] [archive.is/N8Rdq] [archive.is/ovwN4] [archive.is/bGRBo] [archive.is/ZURpp] [archive.fo/9Bxz0]

** (dninews.com) (dnipress.com)
- (2017-08-01) [archive.fo/3bke7] [archive.fo/CvkO4] [archive.fo/aMGok] [archive.fo/9J1nD] [archive.fo/lv1zC] [archive.fo/wfmKU] [archive.fo/5znkR] [archive.fo/FV2Vv] [archive.fo/ETnUO] [archive.fo/DQIT7] [archive.fo/oWJF3] [archive.fo/b74tn] [archive.fo/zF4Rl] [archive.fo/mRpEF] [archive.fo/lOKDY] [archive.fo/JmK1W] [archive.fo/U8LdV]

** (eu.eot.su/language/en)
- (2017-08-01) [archive.fo/UYvXc] [archive.fo/kBQmy] [archive.fo/V1aXT]

** (redstaroverdonbass.blogspot.com)
- (2017-08-01) N/A
- (2017-08-02) [archive.fo/RY0IK] [archive.fo/HfFxs] [archive.fo/wwkma]

** (youtube.com/user/KazzureEngSubtitles) (youtube.com/user/wintersodomy)

** (NovorossiyaSolidarity.blogspot.com)

** (facebook.com/zak.novak.351)

** Ukrainian Crisis (facebook.com/groups/267593370087233)

** IOUCO-International Observatory of Ukrainian Conflict (facebook.com/groups/IOUCO/1096637763782610)


Serbia / Srpska 
** (b92.net/eng) (thesrpskatimes.com) (vladars.net/eng)



DPRK:
** (facebook.com/dprk360)

** (exploredprk.com) (facebook.com/ExploreDPRK)

** (rodong.rep.kp/en)

** (naenara.com.kp/en/news)
- [http://www.naenara.com.kp/en/order/pytimes/]
- [http://naenara.com.kp/en/trade/?company]
- [http://naenara.com.kp/en/trade/?news]
- [http://naenara.com.kp/en/trade/?goods]
- [http://naenara.com.kp/en/trade/?other]
- [http://naenara.com.kp/en/trade/?law]

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