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The brutal neoliberal experiment has ended for the boiled frog Greece - what we should be expecting next

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The fact that Brussels euroclowns celebrated in triumph the exit of Greece from the memorandum agreement, should be taken only as a huge farce.
The Troika (ECB, European Commission, IMF) bailout program has officially ended and the result is a scenery of disaster. If you still believe that this program has been implemented to save the Greek economy and not the Franco-German banks, take a look at the situation today.
Greece entered the bailout program with national debt at 120% of GDP. Now, the debt remains close to 180% of GDP! Unemployment remains at record levels. Public property has been sold-off for pennies to foreign 'investors'. Labor rights almost vanished, the situation resembles the Middle Ages. Social state and benefits severely damaged. This is the Troika 'success story'.
So, in reality, the experiment was indeed successful for the goals of the international capitalist predators who transformed the country into a debt colony. For more than e…

Nearly three days later, Jake Tapper admits CNN "fact check" on Medicare for All was, uh, not factual

After nearly three days of constant pressure, clear explanations of basic facts, and bit of healthy shaming, CNN's Jake Tapper on Sunday finally relented to the sheer force of the evidence and admitted that his Medicare for All "fact check"—which aimed to discredit Sen. Bernie Sanders' (I-Vt.) claim that a Koch brothers-funded study showed single-payer would save Americans $2 trillion—was horribly misleading and is in need of a substantial "redo."
The central falsehood of Tapper's video segment, which he has now promised to correct, was his conflation of the American people and the U.S. government.
Sanders, New York congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and several policy analysts have pointed out that—according to the Koch-funded Mercatus Center study, authored by Chuck Blahous—the American public would save $2 trillion on healthcare under Sanders' Medicare for All plan.
Apparently confused by the difference, Tapper declared in his segment…

Lula da Silva: “Brazil is Undergoing a Right-Wing Coup”

Former banking industry insider confirms that banksters take free money from the Fed and lend it back at interest!

The 21st century fraud by the banking mafia that has become a norm after the 2007-08 financial crisis
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Nomi Prins worked as a managing director at Goldman-Sachs for 2 years and as a Senior Managing Director at Bear Stearns for 7 years, and was a senior strategist at Lehman Brothers and an analyst at the Chase Manhattan Bank.
From the description of her latest book Collusion: How Central Bankers Rigged the World, we read:
           Central banks and international institutions like the IMF have overstepped their traditional mandates by directing the flow of epic sums of fabricated money without any checks or balances. Meanwhile, the open door between private and central banking has ensured endless opportunities for market manipulation and asset bubbles--with government support.
Speaking to Chris Hedges, Prins reveals the greatest fraud of all times by the banking mafia. What the establishment mouthpieces would be painting as ‘crazy conspiracy theory’ up until a few years…

You could soon spend 10 years in Australian jail if you don’t hand over your phone password to cops

New Australian bill introduces some of the toughest legislation anywhere in the world for refusing to hand over personal data, while other Western countries are scrambling for their own solutions.
Existing legislation already allows for imprisonment for up to two years for failing to give investigators access when serious crime is involved, but the new Assistance and Access bill, which has gone out for public consultation, before being voted on later on this year, raises the punishment to 10 years.
The Department of Home Affairs says the document is seeking a “reasonable and proportionate response” to such violations.
Encryption and other forms of electronic protection… are being employed by terrorists, child sex offenders and criminal organisations to mask illegal conduct. The exploitation of modern communications technology for illicit ends is a significant obstacle to the lawful access of communications by Australia’s law enforcement and national security agencies,” says its intro.

Fascist tactics: How Jeremy Corbyn's detractors are plotting to remove him

The Labour leader's opponents don't care about anti-Semitism. They'll just do anything to remove Corbyn
by David Hearst
Every day you log on, you ask yourself how much dirtier the campaign to unseat Jeremy Corbyn as leader of the Labour Party is going to get, how much lower his enemies are going to sink. And each day they surpass themselves in the race to the gutter of British politics.
Last week, Britain's three Jewish newspapers, who usually feud with each other, joined forces to post a joint editorial declaring that a Corbyn-led government would pose "an existential threat" to British Jews.
Part 1 - The campaign's real purpose
On Saturday, the Daily Mail claimed that Corbyn had laid a wreath at the grave of two Palestinians who had allegedly organised the Munich Olympic massacre. Today the mass circulation tabloid, The Sun, ran two pieces in the same edition. One was a "letter’s special" declaring that Boris Johnson was "bang on" when h…

RBS bankers joked about destroying the US housing market

RBS bankers joked about destroying the US housing market after making millions by trading loans that staff described as “total fucking garbage”, according to transcripts released as part of a $4.9bn (£3.8bn) settlement with US prosecutors.
Details of internal conversations at the bank emerged just weeks before the 10-year anniversary of the financial crisis, which saw RBS rescued with a £45bn bailout from the UK government.
The US Department of Justice (DoJ) criticised RBS over its trade in residential mortgage backed securities (RMBS) – financial instruments underwritten by risky home loans that are cited as pivotal in the global banking crash.
It said the bank made “false and misleading representations” to investors in order to sell more of the RMBS, which are forecast to result in losses of $55bn to investors.
Transcripts published alongside the settlement reveal the attitude among senior bankers at RBS towards some of the products they sold.
The bank’s chief credit officer in the US re…

Το Facebook έριξε για δεύτερη φορά τη σελίδα του λατινοαμερικάνικου δικτύου Telesur

Για δεύτερη φορά το Facebook διέγραψε την αγγλική σελίδα του λατινοαμερικανικού δικτύου Telesur.
Το δίκτυο υποστηρίζει ότι το Facebook δεν έδωσε καμία συγκεκριμένη εξήγηση για τη διαγραφή της σελίδας του και τη χαρακτηρίζει ως μία ακόμα απόπειρα λογοκρισίας των σελίδων που δεν συμβαδίζουν με την κυρίαρχη αφήγηση.
Η μόνη διευκρίνιση που δόθηκε ήταν ότι η σελίδα παραβίασε τους όρους χρήσης του Facebook. Τον Ιανουάριο το Facebook είχε μπλοκάρει ξανά την πρόσβαση στην αγγλική σελίδα του Telesur για αρκετές ώρες και πάλι χωρίς καμία εξήγηση.
Ο δημοσιογράφος Max Blumenthal χαρακτήρισε «ενοχλητικό» το γεγονός ότι η σελίδα διαγράφηκε μετά την έναρξη συνεργασίας του Facebook με το Digital Forensic Lab.
Το Digital Forensic Lab, ένα think tank που υποστηρίζεται από το ΝΑΤΟ και ιδρύθηκε το 1961. Το Facebook ξεκίνησε συνεργασία μαζί του στο πλαίσιο της στρατηγικής του ενάντια στη διάδοση ψευδών ειδήσεων. Ωστόσο δεν έχει διευκρινιστεί αν η διαγραφή της αγγλικής σελίδας του Telesur συνδέεται με την έναρ…

The establishment tools have recently eliminated a very promising progressive - here is how they did it

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In the following video, Kyle Kulinski describes how he schooled Fox tools on progressive policies. The debate was set up on the occasion of another 'interview' (4:18 - 5:22 in the video) in which Cori Bush appeared to be quite unprepared to deal with Fox’s aggressive style. Unfortunately, shortly after this ugly attack, Cori Bush, a very promising progressive, lost in primaries, and 'surprisingly', most of the establishment media (both liberal and conservative), indirectly welcomed the result with a kind of relief.

Many progressives reacted with a kind of embarrassment on Cori Bush's response, yet in reality she did nothing wrong. It was certain tactics by the Fox tool that made Bush appear unreliable, and in this case, these tactics were (unfortunately) successful.
Examine again the video.
First of all, the Fox tool literally invaded in the place and started aggressively asking questions to Cori Bush about that tax issue. The tactic is very common…

Almost hilarious: Fox anti-socialist propaganda makes classic McCarthyism appear quite sophisticated

Facebook now targeting left wing pages as predicted

The establishment machine immediately spread the news loudly about the Infowars banning, in order to persuade the public that it makes no exceptions, and therefore, to highlight both the alt-right and the leftist independent media as 'fake news'. Yet, the machine boosted Alex Jones' popularity at the same time it has started a covert censorship operation against the leftist independent media, which are less known to the public. This clearly shows who are the establishment's secret collaborators and who the establishment considers to be the real threat.

CIA insider reveals one of the agency's various sabotage operations to turn Cubans against Fidel Castro, was to make school milk undrinkable!

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Sibel Edmonds speaks with the former CIA operative, Verne Lyon, who was involved in Operation Chaos, in addition to covert operations in Cuba. Lyon gives details about one of CIA's numerous sabotage strategies, which was actually to make milk in Cuban schools undrinkable!
As Lyon explains:
After the October crisis - October of 1962 - President Kennedy pulled off a naval blockade around Cuba and told the Soviets to remove their nuclear weapons that could attack the United States. And in exchange, he said he would remove our missiles from Turkey and we would never again invade Cuba like we did in 1961 at the bay of pigs.
Since the CIA could no longer operate and implement an invasion program to retake the island, their objectives and their goals then turn to causing dissension in the island.
There were rotating blackouts for three hours a day. They were scheduled. In fact, on the radio, every morning in Habana, they would say that the lights would go out in Vedado b…

The 'prophecy' of Owen Jones about Jeremy Corbyn

          If Jeremy Corbyn wins the Labour leadership, he will come under attack from the media establishment, the Tories and much of his own party. That's because he presents a dangerous threat to the post-Thatcher political consensus.

Why the rapidly escalating and most disgusting propaganda against Jeremy Corbyn is actually a good sign

Three fundamental components of the neoliberal ideology

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Radical individualism
The apotheosis of individual almost destroyed concepts like collectivity and solidarity, especially in Western societies.
Economic cynicism
Everything, even human life, is ultimately translated in terms of economic value in the most cynical way.
Uninterrupted consumerism
People frequently define themselves through their consumption habits and preferences. As the dominant culture dictates a situation of continuous evaluation and all kinds of cruel competition among individuals, people usually end up in a situation of uninterrupted consumption.

Meet the mystery fixer who negotiated Syria out of seven years of war

How a nearly unknown businessman named Khaled al Ahmad became Damascus’ secret liaison to the West and quietly dealt Syria’s grinding war to a close
by Rania Khalek
Part 6 - “The problem wasn’t the protests, it was sectarianism”
The important thing about Hammeh is how organic the reconciliation process was, with locals working hard to repair the area’s social fabric through local initiatives spearheaded by young people in Hammeh, such as the children’s festival organized between Hammeh and Jebel Wurud.
The first thing Temkeen did after the reconciliation went into effect was purchase a building in Hammeh, which they turned into a non-profit educational institution called Steps Education Center to help fill the gaps in schooling for kids who couldn’t attend classes during the fighting as well as job training for adults in software development, programing, website development, IT, electrical engineering and cooking. They also hope to use these educational initiatives to undo the damage from…

Why the rapidly escalating and most disgusting propaganda against Jeremy Corbyn is actually a good sign

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In the UK front, the liberal establishment machine is escalating its propaganda campaign against Jeremy Corbyn through that 'anti-Semitic' smearing. In reality, his only 'crime', of course, is that he is too lefty for the totally-occupied-by-neoliberalism Britain.
After the collapse of that ridiculous Skripal case - that ended to an embarrassing fiasco for the Western clowns - the establishment machine in the UK gave up its campaign to smear Jeremy Corbyn as a Russian stooge.
The new 'brilliant strategy' of the establishment tools is simply to paint Jeremy Corbyn as 'anti-Semite'. Which is actually the permanent smearing by the mainstream media and the liberal political center - many have been bought by the Israeli lobby- against anyone who has the ‘audacity’ to condemn the Israeli crimes against Palestinians.
The logical leap in this case is literally ridiculous: if you condemn the Israeli crimes against Palestinians, immediately means tha…

Brazil: thousands march to support Lula's candidacy

Workers' Party president Gleisi Hoffmann has said any move to disqualify Lula is anti-democratic and would impede Brazil's stabilization.
Participants in the Free Lula March, which journeyed for over 50 kilometers, arrived in the Brasilia, Brazil's capital city Tuesday. The participants will take part in a series of marches at the Supreme Electoral Court (TSE) to support former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's presidential candidacy and to demand his freedom.
Tuesday marked the fourth day of the over five thousand person-strong protest, which includes members of the Rural Landless Workers Movement (MST) and several other groups. The protesters have planned to camp outside the TSE, which will hear a case supporting Lula's candidacy on August 15th, at 16:00.
Workers Party (PT), president Gleisi Hoffmann, has said any move to disqualify Lula is anti-democratic and would impede Brazil's stabilization. She said the PT will fight "until the end" to ensur…

For second time this year, Facebook suspends left-leaning TeleSUR English without explanation

"It seems like the censorship power many people on the left want Silicon Valley executives to unilaterally exercise might end up being wielded against the left. One good way to know that would happen is that is already is happening."
For the second time this year, Facebook has suspended teleSUR English's page, claiming the left-leaning Latin American news network violated the social media platform's terms of service without any further explanation—a move that provoked outrage and concern among journalists, free speech advocates, and Big Tech critics.
In a short article posted on teleSUR's website on Monday, the regional news network—which is based in Venezuela but also has received funding from Argentina, Bolivia, Cuba, Ecuador, and Nicaragua—explained: “teleSUR English's page has been removed from Facebook for the second time this year without any specific reason being provided. It should be noted that the first time this occurred back in January 2018, Faceboo…

To BBC στον πόλεμο εναντίον του Κόρμπιν με πρόσχημα τον «αντισημιτισμό»

Με ρεπορτάζ που δεν πληρούν κανέναν από τους κανόνες αντικειμενικής δημοσιογραφίας του σταθμού, το BBC επιτίθεται στον ηγέτη του Εργατικού κόμματος Τζέρεμι Κόρμπιν, προωθώντας τις κατηγορίες περί αντισημιτισμού που εξαπολύουν πολιτικοί του αντίπαλοι και η ίδια η κυβέρνηση του Ισραήλ.
Σε πρόσφατο τρέιλερ ενός ρεπορτάζ που ανέβασε στο Ίντερνετ, το BBC παρουσιάζει αποκλειστικά δηλώσεις μελών της εβραϊκής κοινότητας του Μάντσεστερ που ασκούν σκληρή κριτική στο εργατικό κόμμα, χωρίς όμως να παρουσιάζουν κανένα στοιχείο.
Ανάμεσα σε άλλα σχόλια που ακούγονται στο τρέιλερ (και δεν έχουν καμία σχέση με τη στάση των Εργατικών), μια γυναίκα περιγράφει ότι λαμβάνει μηνύματα που λένε «κρίμα που δεν σας σκότωσαν όλους στους θαλάμους αερίων».
Στο ίδιο το ρεπορτάζ, διάρκειας περίπου οκτώ λεπτών η συντριπτική πλειονότητα όσων συμμετέχουν συμφωνούν ότι υπάρχει πρόβλημα στο εργατικό κόμμα, χωρίς και πάλι να παρουσιάζουν κανένα στοιχείο πέρα από την κριτική που ασκούν ορισμένα από τα στελέχη του στο Ισραήλ.

Workers and youth in UK speak out against continued persecution of Julian Assange

August 16 will mark six years to the day since WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange was granted political asylum by the Ecuadorian government, after seeking refuge in Ecuador’s London Embassy on June 19, 2012.
In recent months, Ecuadorian President Lenín Moreno, who is seeking closer relations with Washington and US investment, has stepped up moves to remove Assange from Ecuador’s Embassy in London. In a tweet and television interview August 6, Moreno declared he will “take measures” against Assange unless he stops “intervening” in the politics and affairs of countries.
Were Assange to be forced out, he faces immediate arrest by the British police and imprisonment on minor bail infringement charges relating to a case dropped by the Swedish authorities over a year ago. Assange fears that if detained by the British authorities, he will be extradited to the US by the Trump administration.
These moves are aimed at denying free speech to Assange and WikiLeaks, who over the last decade have exposed…

US provided “intelligence” and bomb used in massacre of Yemeni schoolchildren

The involvement of U.S. military intelligence in “fine-tuning” the targets of coalition airstrikes is likely the main factor explaining why the U.S. government has refused to condemn the strike and has refused to support an independent investigation into the atrocity.
by Whitney Webb
Last Thursday’s horrific bombing of a bus full of school children in northern Yemen was carried out using a weapon sold to the Saudi Arabia-led coalition by the United States, photo evidence of the bomb site has revealed.
The photos taken at the scene by Ahmed AbdulKareem for MintPress News and by other local journalists indicate that a Mark 82 (MK-82) bomb, jointly manufactured by U.S. weapons companies Lockheed Martin and General Dynamics, had been used in the attack.
The attack killed at least 50 and wounded over 60 others, the vast majority of whom were young children. Despite the fact that those targeted were civilians and mostly children, the Saudi-led coalition defended the strike, calling it a “legit…