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Emmanuel Macron as host of the elites' puppets before his election

Another proof that the former Rothschild banker and current French PM, Emmanuel Macron, is definitely the man of the neoliberal establishment to 'keep things in order', comes from the archive of the Podesta emails through WikiLeaks.
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Through a letter on Aug. 27, 2015, Matthew Browne asked John Podesta if he, or someone from Hillary Clinton camp, could attend a meeting hosted by Emmanuel Macron (then French Finance Minister), to "develop a successful political and economic narrative to counter the right and populists to the left".
It's impressive that Browne describes a meeting of two sessions, and one of them was entirely dedicated for the purpose above. It appears the elites are terrorized of what they call 'populism'.
This 'mini-Bilderberg' meeting included some important people from the European establishment, who, according to Browne, "They've asked for help bring some US people over, and are keen to get someone from H…

Υπόθεση Παπαδήμου: άλλη μια απόδειξη ότι το νεοφιλελεύθερο καθεστώς γίνεται όλο και πιο αυταρχικό

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Η πολιτική αντιπαράθεση έφτασε και πάλι στα ύψη, με αφορμή, αυτή τη φορά, τη βομβιστική επίθεση εναντίον του Λουκά Παπαδήμου.
Σύσσωμη η νεοφιλελέ αντιπολίτευση και κυρίως η Νέα Δημοκρατία, επιτέθηκε στην κυβέρνηση και κυρίως στον ΣΥΡΙΖΑ, για την κριτική που είχε ασκήσει στον Παπαδήμο ως δοτό των Βρυξελλών και του Βερολίνου. Η γραφικότητα των νεοφιλελέδων έπιασε πάλι κόκκινο, αφού βρήκαν την ευκαιρία να αραδιάσουν το γνωστό τροπάρι σχετικά με τον ΣΥΡΙΖΑ που υποθάλπει την τρομοκρατία και τα γνωστά παρελκόμενα.
Όμως, το νεοφιλελεύθερο καθεστώς αυτή τη φορά πήγε ένα βήμα παραπέρα. Όπως αναφέρει το info-war : “Να πέσει μαύρο σε Facebook και Twitter, όπως είχε κάνει ο Ερντογάν στην Τουρκία ζήτησαν οι δημοσιογράφοι του ΣΚΑΙ Γ.Πιταράς και Κωνσταντίνος Μπογδάνος, σχολιάζοντας τα σχόλια χρηστών του διαδικτύου σχετικά με την επίθεση στον πρώην αντιπρόεδρο της ΕΚΤ και δοτό πρωθυπουργό της Ελλάδας, Λουκά Παπαδήμο. Όταν στη συνέχεια ο παρουσιαστής το ξανασκέφτηκε προσέθεσε ότι αντ…

The media is biased against Corbyn, says BBC veteran David Dimbleby

Jeremy Corbyn does face bias from the British media, one of the BBC’s most senior presenters has claimed. David Dimbleby said the Labour leader does not get a “fair deal” from newspapers as he repeated a view put forward by many of Corbyn’s supporters.
As a lifelong BBC journalist, preparing to host his tenth general election, the political views of Dimbley are unknown but he criticised the coverage of Corbyn who, he said, has a “lot of support in the country”.
It’s a very odd election,” the 78-year-old told the Radio Times. “If the Conservative story is how Theresa May is the ‘brand leader’, the interesting thing is that a lot of Labour supporters really like and believe in the messages Jeremy Corbyn is bringing across. It’s not his MPs in the House of Commons necessarily but there is a lot of support in the country”.
Corbyn was widely seen to have performed well in the Sky News/Channel 4 election special last night when he dealt calmly with questions on issues from Trident and nation…

Witnesses say US military killed fleeing Yemeni child in latest botched raid

The Pentagon said last week that there were "no credible indications of civilian casualties" from the latest U.S. Navy SEALs raid on a village in Yemen. Yet new reporting by The Intercept, citing eyewitness accounts, offers more evidence to contradict the military's claim.
Residents of the village in Mareb province said that there were in fact 10 civilians killed and wounded, including a 15-year old child who was trying to flee a barrage of firing from Apache helicopters. His name was Abdullah Saeed Salem al Adhal. His 22-year-old brother, Murad al Adhal, said to the news outlet that he saw "the nearby hills were filled with the American soldiers."
"My little brother Abdullah ran for his life with the other women and children. They killed him as he was running," said Murad, who was also shot in the leg.
Apart from countering U.S. claims about the event, journalist Iona Craig writes, the eyewitness testimony also raises serious questions about intelligen…

Russia asks why still no UN investigation into chemical allegations in Syria

May 25, 2017, by The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation:
On May 23, the UNSC held its successive discussion on the state of affairs around the so-called Syrian “chemical dossier”. The Western “troika” of permanent members of the UN Security Council sought to give an anti-Assad and anti-Russian pronounced spin to this event. It was reconfirmed that these “exposers” of Damascus were not interested in establishing the truth in a crucial issue of who actually stood behind the alleged use of sarin on April 4, 2017, in the Syrian province of Idlib. Representatives of the United States, Great Britain and France have desperately resisted any attempt to figure out to what extent their verdict delivered “in absentia” about the allegedly undeniable responsibility of the Bashar Al-Assad Government for this chemical attack in Khan Sheikhoun was justified.
An unsightly scene has been developed. It seems that almost two months after the chemical incident nobody has been in a hurry t…

Should Jeremy Corbyn have to remember how much his policies cost?

The problem as ever isn't the standards the left has to meet - it's how low the bar is for the right.
Jeremy Corbyn has had a tricky encounter with Emma Barnett on Women’s Hour, in which the Labour leader was unable to remember the cost of his flagship childcare policy – for 30 hours of childcare to be made available for free regardless of parental income, benefiting 1.3 million families.
The interview is great radio – you can read the transcript here but it’s better heard than read – but is it a good way to cover politics? My colleague Helen doesn’t think so, and nor does Matt Zarb-Cousin, formerly of the leader’s office, now turned pro-Corbyn commentator. They think that by asking these questions, they are turning elections into a test of memory, not an arena where the strength of the parties’ programmes are judged. Are they right?
Well, sort of. As Zarb-Cousin points out, we already know that every spending commitment in Labour’s manifesto has been costed, so the question of …

British youth overwhelmingly supports Jeremy Corbyn

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A recent survey by YouGov shows that the British youth overwhelmingly chooses to vote for the Labour party under Jeremy Corbyn against the Conservative party under Theresa May.
Perhaps the most interesting feature here is that the power of the Conservatives grows linearly with the age of the voters, which shows the gap between younger generations and the older ones. The younger would like to see Corbyn's socialist policies implemented, to drive UK forward against neoconservatism and neoliberalism. On the contrary, the older remain conservative and unwilling to see real changes.
This is clearly depicted:
Age
18-24 25-49 50-64 65+ Conservative 22 31 45 67 Labour 59 48 32 19
We see a similar picture here with the primary elections of the Democrats in the US, where the American youth supported massively Bernie Sanders and managed to boost his power against Hillary Clinton. When the establishment saw his power grow rapidly, the DNC itself decided to get him out of the game.
Various po…

Οι νέοι στη Βρετανία ψηφίζουν Κόρμπιν

Σημαντικό προβάδισμα στους νέους ψηφοφόρους έχει ο ηγέτης του Εργατικού Κόμματος Τζέρεμι Κόρμπιν, σύμφωνα με έρευνα της εταιρείας δημοσκοπήσεων YouGov ενόψει των εκλογών στη Βρετανία.
Ειδικότερα το Εργατικό Κόμμα, στους ψηφοφόρους κάτω των 25 ετών, προηγείται με 57 μονάδες. Στο σύνολο των ψηφοφόρων, η Τερέζα Μέι διατηρεί το υψηλό προβάδισμά της, αν και ο Τζέρεμι Κόρμπιν, σύμφωνα με τις δημοσκοπήσεις, φέρεται να μειώνει τη διαφορά.
Σύμφωνα με τη δημοσκόπηση της εταιρείας ORB, η απόσταση που χωρίζει τους Συντηρητικούς από το αντιπολιτεύομενο Εργατικό Κόμμα μειώθηκε στις 6 μονάδες, από 12 που ήταν την περασμένη εβδομάδα. Η δημοσκόπηση αυτή δίνει ποσοστά 44% στο Συντηρητικό κόμμα, 38% στους Εργατικούς, 7% στους Φιλελεύθερους Δημοκράτες και 4% στο ξενοφοβικό UKIP.
Μείωση της διαφοράς, αλλά στις 10 μονάδες (από 13 που ήταν στις 16 Μαΐου) δείχνει και η δημοσκόπηση του ινστιτούτου Opinium για λογαριασμό της εφημερίδας Observer. Σύμφωνα με αυτήν, οι Συντηρητικοί συγκεντρώνουν ποσοστό 45% και οι Ε…

A recent case in Greece gives another proof for the fact that the neoliberal establishment becomes increasingly authoritarian

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Political heat rose for one more time in Greece on the occasion of the recent bomb-attackagainst the former Greek PM Lucas Papademos.
The political opposition, mainly through the neoliberal right party, New Democracy, attacked the current government, and mainly SYRIZA, for its stance to criticize Papademos administration as being a non-elected government, imposed by Greece's creditors from November 2011 to May 2012.
Such political attacks have become a routine case from the side of the old political establishment (mainly the Right New Democracy and the Social-Democrats PASOK), constantly accusing SYRIZA (Coalition of the Radical Left) that encourages terrorism.
This time, however, the neoliberal establishment in Greece went one step further. In one of the biggest TV channels which belongs to a top Greek oligarch, some neoliberal pundits called for censorship against Facebook and Twitter users who expressed negative views against Papademos. Moreover, one of them, c…

Theresa May twists Corbyn’s words on Manchester attack to grab a few extra votes

UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has had the audacity to utter the unthinkable. In his first campaign speech since the terrorist attack on Manchester Arena, he dared to link Britain’s involvement in foreign wars to terrorism on British soil.
During the 15-minute speech on how Labour would deliver on domestic security in the UK, Corbyn said: “Many experts, including professionals in our intelligence and security services have pointed to the connections between wars our government has supported or fought in other countries, such as Libya, and terrorism here at home.
It’s no surprise that Corbyn was immediately accused by his critics of politicizing the Manchester attack by drawing a link between terrorism and foreign policy. But the response from Prime Minister Theresa May was perhaps the most sickening and disingenuous of all.
Speaking on the sidelines of the G7 in Taormina, May unashamedly twisted Corbyn’s words and lied blatantly: “Jeremy Corbyn has said that terror attacks in Britain a…

Indonesian Borneo is finished: Pollution reaching epic proportions

How destructive can man get, how ruthless, in his quest to secure maximum profit, even as he endangers the very survival of our planet?
The tropical forests of Kalimantan (known as Borneo in Malaysia), the third largest island in the world, have almost totally disappeared. Coalmines are savagely scarring the hills; the rivers are polluted, and countless species are endangered or extinct.
It is all a terrible sight, whether you see it from the air or when driving (or walking) through the devastation that is taking place on the ground. The soil is black; it is often saturated with chemicals. Dead stubs of trees are accusatively pointing towards the sky. Many wonderful creatures, big and small, who used to proudly inhabit this tropical paradise, are now hiding in the depth of what remains of one of the largest tropical jungles on earth
Engines are instantly roaring everywhere; huge equipment is continually cutting through something pure, or digging and finally transporting what has already …

Bodies of 16 civilians found in Philippines city besieged by ISIS-linked militants

Eight bodies of civilians who appeared to be executed were uncovered in a ravine near the besieged city of Marawi, Philippines on Sunday, Reuters reports citing police.
Most of the civilians, believed to be local carpenters, were shot in the head, and some had their hands tied behind their backs. One body had a plaque reading “munafik” (hypocrite) attached.
The bodies of eight other civilians, including three women and one child, were uncovered by the military in a road close to a local university, according to AP, citing army spokesman Brig. Gen. Restituto Padilla.
The total death toll in the city overrun by Islamist militants linked to Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) is currently 95, with 61 militants, 19 civilians, 11 soldiers, and four policemen killed in the clashes, the spokesman said. The standoff between IS-linked militants and government military forces in Marawi has entered the sixth day.
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Επιλεκτικές συμμαχίες Τραμπ με Ριάντ και Τελ Αβίβ

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Με σηκωμένα τα μανίκια για καυγά με τους ευρωπαίους αλλά και έτοιμος να συμμετέχει στις πιο σκληρές «συμμορίες» της Μέσης Ανατολής πέρασε τον Ατλαντικό ο Αμερικανός πρόεδρος. Στις πρώτες επαφές που είχε στη Σαουδική Αραβία και το Ισραήλ ο Τραμπ κλιμάκωσε τις απειλές εναντίον του Ιράν, παρά το γεγονός ότι η επανεκλογή του φιλοδυτικού προέδρου Ρουχανί στην Τεχεράνη άνοιγε θεωρητικά το δρόμο για μεγαλύτερη συνεργασία.
Υποσχόμενος νέα οικονομική βοήθεια προς το Ισραήλ και οπλικά συστήματα αξίας 350 δισεκατομμυρίων δολαρίων στη Σαουδική Αραβία (χρήματα δηλαδή που θα επιστρέψουν στην αμερικανική πολεμική βιομηχανία αφού «βαπτιστούν» στο αίμα της Μέσης Ανατολής) ο Τραμπ κήρυξε πραγματική «σταυροφορία» εναντίον της Τεχεράνης — είναι χαρακτηριστικό ότι στο Ριάντ χρησιμοποίησε εννέα φορές τη λέξη «Θεός».
Ενδιαφέρον παρουσιάζει το γεγονός ότι το κράτος- τρομοκράτης του Ισραήλ δεν ενοχλήθηκε ιδιαίτερα από την συμμαχία των σουνιτών βασιλιάδων και δικτατόρων που συγκροτεί ο αμε…

Δημοψήφισμα για Grexit: η τελευταία ευκαιρία να σωθεί η Ελλάδα και η τιμή της Αριστεράς

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Μπορεί οι ΣΥΡΙΖΑ-ΑΝΕΛ να ψήφισαν νέο μνημόνιο, ο ΣΥΡΙΖΑ να έχει μεταλλαχθεί σε σοσιαλδημοκρατικό μόρφωμα και ο Τσίπρας να χαριεντίζεται με τους Ευρωπαίους Σοσιαλδημοκράτες, όπου σταθεί και όπου βρεθεί, αλλά ο άξονας Βρυξελλών-Βερολίνου και το ΔΝΤ δεν τον έχουν ακόμα "σιγουρέψει".
Είναι επόμενο, το συνονθύλευμα της πάλαι ποτέ λαϊκής δεξιάς και νυν νεοφιλελεύθερης, που αποτελείται από ακροδεξιούς μέχρι φανατικούς της ελεύθερης αγοράς, να ονειρεύεται επάνοδο στην εξουσία (ίσως και με κάποιο γνωστό δεκανίκι από το παρελθόν), τώρα που βλέπει τους ιδεολογικά ομογάλακτους να παίρνουν παράταση ζωής σε Γαλλία και Γερμανία, με την εκλογή του Εμμανουέλ Μακρόν και την Άνγκελα Μέρκελ να επανακάμπτει στις δημοσκοπήσεις.
Η πολιτική θρασύτητα της τωρινής αξιωματικής αντιπολίτευσης και του παλαιού ΠΑΣΟΚ σπάει κόκαλα. Διατυμπανίζουν διαρκώς ότι ο Τσίπρας είπε ψέματα και κορόιδεψε τον λαό, λες και αυτοί είναι οι υπέρτατοι υπερασπιστές της αλήθειας, άσχετα αν τα κόμματά τους έκα…

The last stage of the Brazilian coup

Brazil's Temer govt revokes army deployment decree amid outrage
Brazil's government revoked Thursday a presidential decree deploying the military in Brasilia to quell mass protests against unelected President Michel Temer, high-level corruption and unpopular neoliberal austerity measures.
The government deployed soldiers Wednesday to crack down on the popular uprising, claiming that riot police forces were unable to handle the tens of thousands of demonstrators that flooded the streets of the capital city to demand Temer's resignation and early elections to choose a new president before the scheduled 2018 ballot. Organizers estimated the protests boasted a turnout of 150,000 demonstrators under the banner "Occupy Brasilia," a massive crowd in the city of about 3 million.
The decision to call in the military was strongly criticized by Temer's opponents, as well as some of his allies, with opposition lawmakers walking out of Congress Wednesday in protest of the …

Iraq: US military admits failures to monitor over $1 billion worth of arms transfers

The US Army failed to keep tabs on more than $1 billion worth of arms and other military equipment in Iraq and Kuwait according to a now declassified Department of Defense (DoD) audit, obtained by Amnesty International following Freedom of Information requests.
The government audit, from September 2016, reveals that the DoD “did not have accurate, up-to-date records on the quantity and location” of a vast amount of equipment pouring into Kuwait and Iraq to provision the Iraqi Army.
This audit provides a worrying insight into the US Army’s flawed – and potentially dangerous - system for controlling millions of dollars’ worth of arms transfers to a hugely volatile region,” said Patrick Wilcken, Amnesty International’s Arms Control and Human Rights Researcher.
Full details:
https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2017/05/us-military-admits-failures-to-monitor-over-1-billion-worth-of-arms-transfers/

Η αθωότητα Παπαδήμου και η βολικότητα της τρομοκρατίας

Τρομοκράτες χτύπησαν τον Λουκά Παπαδήμο. Ένα ακόμη θύμα τρομοκρατίας, στον ελληνικό κύκλο τρομοκρατίας δεκαετιών και από τα χιλιάδες σε όλο τον κόσμο. Ακόμη και στις χώρες που ζουν στη ραστώνη ή την ηρεμία αν θέλετε της πολιτισμένης πραγματικότητάς τους. Από Φινλανδία και τη Σουηδία έως τη Γαλλία. Άρα, συμπέρασμα πρώτο και σοβαρό για όποιον θέλει να ερμηνεύσει την τρομοκρατία, η τρομοκρατία δεν εξαρτάται από κυβερνήσεις και «μέτρα ασφαλείας» τα οποία περισσεύουν άλλωστε σε όλο τον κόσμο.
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Θα θέσω ένα ερώτημα που θεωρώ επεξηγηματικό της υποκρισίας που συνοδεύει τα περί τρομοκρατίας: τα θύματα της εγκληματικής δράσης της μαφίας σε όλο τον κόσμο, είναι πολλά περισσότερα από αυτά της τρομοκρατίας και (όπως και στην τρομοκρατία) είναι και πολιτικοί και δικαστικοί και δημοσιογράφοι. Γιατί ποτέ καμία κυβέρνηση, κανένας Πρόεδρος των ΗΠΑ, κανένα παγκόσμιο φόρουμ δεν έκανε παγκόσμια εκστρατεία ενάντια στη δράση της μαφίας; Γιατί δεν βομβάρδισε τα αρχηγεία της; Γιατί δεν μετέφερε…

ΣΚΑΙ: Μαύρο σε Facebook και Twitter και 10.000 συλλήψεις για τον Παπαδήμο

Να πέσει μαύρο σε Facebook και Twitter, όπως είχε κάνει ο Ερντογάν στην Τουρκία ζήτησαν οι δημοσιογράφοι του ΣΚΑΙ Γ.Πιταράς και Κωνσταντίνος Μπογδάνος, σχολιάζοντας τα σχόλια χρηστών του διαδικτύου σχετικά με την επίθεση στον πρώην αντιπρόεδρο της ΕΚΤ και δοτό πρωθυπουργό της Ελλάδας, Λουκά Παπαδήμο.
Όταν στη συνέχεια ο παρουσιαστής το ξανασκέφτηκε προσέθεσε ότι αντί του μαύρου θα μπορούσε να υπάρξει εισαγγελική παρέμβαση για να δικαστούν 10.000 άτομα με κατηγορία… την οποία όπως είπε δεν γνωρίζει γιατί δεν έχει νομικές γνώσεις.
Υπενθυμίζεται ότι ο Πιτταράς είναι ο δημοσιογράφος που είχε δηλώσει ότι «στην Μακρόνησσο είχαν και θάλασσα» και συνεπώς οι συνθήκες ήταν καλύτερες από το διαγωνισμό για την αδειοδότηση τηλεοπτικών σταθμών...
Πηγή, βίντεο:
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Cuban doctors awarded by WHO

In 2015, the brigade was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.
Cuba’s Henry Reeve International Contingent of Doctors Specializing in Disasters and Serious Epidemics is being recognized once again: the medical team is set to receive this week the Dr. Lee Jong-wook Memorial Prize for Public Health from the World Health Organization.
The internationalist brigade is being recognized for its solidarity work throughout the world, as well its outstanding contribution to public health.
In particular, WHO is commending the team’s work in combatting the Ebola virus in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea, where Cuba had sent more than 250 workers when the crisis peaked in 2015. For their work there, they were also nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2015.
Currently, the brigade is in Peru, helping the thousands affected by deadly rains and flooding for the better part of this year.
The Cuban Minister of Public Health Roberto Morales Ojeda will head the Cuban delegation to the 70th World Health Assemb…