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Εγχειρίδιο χειρισμού κρίσεων λόγω πολιτικών ΔΝΤ από τη CIA! / Already confirmed: Civil liberties under attack! / Greece's creditors gone completely insane! / How the global financial mafia sucked Greece's blood / ECB's economic hitmen / Η Μέρκελ επιβεβαιώνει τα σχέδια των γραφειοφασιστών! /Greece: the low-noise collapse of an entire country/ How the neoliberal establishment tricked the masses again, this time in France / Ενώ η Γερμανία προετοιμάζεται για τα χειρότερα, η Ελλάδα επιμένει στο ευρώ! / Ένας παγκόσμιος "proxy" πόλεμος κατά της ελευθερίας έχει ξεκινήσει! / McCarthyism 2.0 against the independent information / Ο επικεφαλής του "σκιώδους συμβουλίου" της ΕΚΤ επιβεβαιώνει ότι η ευρωζώνη είναι μια χρηματοπιστωτική δικτατορία! /With a rising Jeremy Corbyn and a declining Angela Merkel, Brexit has been upgraded to play a much more critical role / Δημοψήφισμα για Grexit: η τελευταία ευκαιρία να σωθεί η Ελλάδα και η τιμή της Αριστεράς / Populism as the new cliche of the elites to stigmatize anyone not aligned with the establishment / Δεν γίνεται έτσι "σύντροφοι" ... / Panama Papers: When mainstream information wears the anti-establishment mask / The Secret Bank Bailout / The head of the ECB “shadow council” confirms that eurozone is a financial dictatorship! / A documentary by Paul Mason about the financial coup in Greece / The ruthless neo-colonialists of 21st century / First cracks to the establishment by the American people / Clinton emails - The race of the Western neo-colonialist vultures over the Libyan corpse / Επιχείρηση Panama Papers: Το κατεστημένο θέλει το μονοπώλιο και στις διαρροές; / Operation "looting of Greece" reaches final stage / Varoufakis describes how Merkel sacrificed Greece to save the Franco-German banks / France officialy enters the neo-Feudal era! / The US establishment just gave its greatest performance so far ... / A significant revelation by WikiLeaks that the media almost ignored / It's official: the US is funding Middle-East jihadists! / Οι αδίστακτοι νεο-αποικιοκράτες του 21ου αιώνα / How to handle political unrest caused by IMF policies! / Πώς το νεοφιλελεύθερο κατεστημένο ξεγέλασε τις μάζες, αυτή τη φορά στη Γαλλία / Οι Γάλλοι νεοαποικιοκράτες επιστρέφουν στην Ελλάδα υπό 'ιδανικές' συνθήκες

23 October, 2017

Clinton, Assange and the war on truth

Australia’s public broadcasting network gave Hillary Clinton an open mike to defame WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange as “a tool of Russian intelligence” without giving him a chance to respond.

by John Pilger

Part 1

On Oct. 16, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation aired an interview with Hillary Clinton: one of many to promote her score-settling book about why she was not elected President of the United States.

In The New York Times, there was a striking photograph of a female reporter consoling Clinton, having just interviewed her. The lost leader was, above all, “absolutely a feminist.” The thousands of women’s lives this “feminist” destroyed while in government — Libya, Syria, Honduras — were of no interest. Wading through the Clinton book, What Happened, is an unpleasant experience, like a stomach upset. Smears and tears. Threats and enemies. “They” (voters) were brainwashed and herded against her by the odious Donald Trump in cahoots with sinister Slavs sent from the great darkness known as Russia, assisted by an Australian “nihilist,” Julian Assange.

In New York magazine, Rebecca Trainster wrote that Clinton was finally “expressing some righteous anger.” It was even hard for her to smile: “so hard that the muscles in her face ache.” Surely, she concluded, “if we allowed women’s resentments the same bearing we allow men’s grudges, America would be forced to reckon with the fact that all these angry women might just have a point.

Drivel such as this, trivializing women’s struggles, marks the media hagiographies of Hillary Clinton. Her political extremism and warmongering are of no consequence. Her problem, wrote Trainster, was a “damaging infatuation with the email story.” The truth, in other words.

The leaked emails of Clinton’s campaign manager, John Podesta, revealed a direct connection between Clinton and the foundation and funding of organized jihadism in the Middle East and Islamic State (known as ISIS, ISIL or Daesh). The ultimate source of most Islamic terrorism, Saudi Arabia, was central to her career.

One email, in 2014, sent by Clinton to Podesta soon after she stepped down as U.S. Secretary of State, discloses that Islamic State is funded by the governments of Saudi Arabia and Qatar. Clinton accepted huge donations from both governments for the Clinton Foundation.

As Secretary of State, she approved the world’s biggest ever arms sale to her benefactors in Saudi Arabia, worth more than $80 billion. Thanks to her, U.S. arms sales to the world – for use in stricken countries like Yemen – doubled.

This was revealed by WikiLeaks and published by The New York Times. No one doubts the emails are authentic. The subsequent campaign to smear WikiLeaks and its editor-in-chief, Julian Assange, as “agents of Russia,” has grown into a spectacular fantasy known as “Russiagate.” The “plot” is said to have been signed off on by Vladimir Putin himself. There is not a shred of public evidence.

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Poll says 67% of US citizens don’t want to pull out of Iran deal

U.S. President Donald Trump said last week he wants to “decertify” the agreement.

A CNN poll has found that 67 percent of U.S. citizens don’t want Washington to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal.

U.S. President Donald Trump said last week he wants to “decertify” the agreement, which would allow Congress to make changes to the multi-nation accord and potentially pull the country out of the historic deal.

"It would be a waste of time to respond to such blatherings and nonsensical remarks by the foul-mouthed U.S. president," Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said in response to Trump's threat.

Only three out of 10 polled said they felt Iran posed a “very serious" threat to the United States, the lowest rate since 2000.

Of the over 1,000 people polled, 62 percent said they feel a “very serious” threat from North Korea, or the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, DPRK.

Yet, an even larger number, 63 percent overall and 88 percent of Democrats, feel Trump has been “more reckless than responsible” in his rhetoric against the DPRK. An overall 57 percent of those asked “disapprove” of how Trump handles relations with the Asian country.

The CNN poll was conducted by SSRS via telephone.

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21 October, 2017

Why Donald Trump is the perfect tool in the hands of neocons right now


Ten years passed from the shockingly revealing interview of the US retired General Wesley Clark to Democracy Now!, where he revealed that the US deep state was planning to go far beyond Iraq war, targeting six more countries. The US objective was to take out 7 countries in 5 years: Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Iran.

Apart from Iran, it appears that the ruthless neocons, more or less, achieved goals within the time schedule. Remember that they had to recruit the Nobel Peace Prize winner, Barack Obama, to destroy Libya and Syria. Under Obama administration, the warmongering syndicate was forced to conduct proxy wars against both of these countries, apparently because the political and military cost of a direct invasion would be unbearable, even for the size of the US empire.

Yet, consider how difficult is now for the neocons to justify another devastating war. Apart from Iraq, they have to face more chaos in Libya and Syria, plus the Russian intervention, which, originally, was not within the schedule. It is doubtful whether they will achieve ultimate goals in the Middle East, and if they do, probably no one has an idea of how long will it take.

Today, thanks to continuous leaked information through WikiLeaks, various Whistleblowers and other insiders, the myths staged by the US empire collapse right at their beginning. As the Americans are turning their back to the mainstream media propaganda, once a key tool of the US war machine, the neocons will find almost impossible to push for another bloody war, even if it would have been conducted through proxies on behalf of the US.

Puppets like Obama won't work twice and things with Hillary in power would be even worse because, as she is definitely a pure product of the establishment, no one would believe any cheap excuses that would come out of her mouth in order to persuade the US public opinion for the necessity of another war.

But now, the ruthless neocon/neoliberal establishment has the right man in the right position to put the blame for that: Donald Trump.

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Despite that Trump was promoted as an 'anti-establishment' candidate, using intensively anti-interventionist rhetoric, he has already done the exact opposite. He has already bombed Syria, constantly provokes China and North Korea and, lately, does everything he can to destroy the Iran nuclear deal. It's more than obvious that he seeks to go after Iran, as the seventh target of the US empire, revealed by Wesley Clark.

The hypocritical clowns of the neoliberal apparatus were playing a good game. They were constantly attacking Trump, while at the same time, they couldn't wait to see him in power in order to promote their pro-war agenda through the back door.

So now, the neocons will hide behind him and watch their original plans fulfilled. Yet, it is still very difficult. With so many fronts opened and the chaos dominating in the Middle East, no one knows what forces would be unleashed in case of another direct or indirect conflict, this time against Iran.

Περισσότερες αριστερές ιστοσελίδες και δημοσιογράφοι στη «μαύρη λίστα» της Google

Συνεχίζοντας την προσπάθειά της να λογοκρίνει το Internet, η Google αφαιρεί κορυφαίες αριστερές ιστοσελίδες και δημοσιογράφους από την πλατφόρμα αναμετάδοσης ειδήσεων Google News.

Ανάμεσα σε αυτές, η ιδιαίτερα δημοφιλής ιστοσελίδα wsws.org, που επανειλημμένα έχει καταγγείλει τις αλλαγές στους αλγόριθμους της Google. Η ιστοσελίδα υποστηρίζει ότι το πρωί της Παρασκευής η αναζήτηση των όρων “World Socialist Web Site” στο news.google.com δεν έβγαζε ούτε ένα αποτέλεσμα με άρθρο δημοσιευμένο σε αυτήν.

Το ίδιο ισχύει και για την αναζήτηση οποιουδήποτε τίτλου από τα άρθρα που έχουν δημοσιευθεί εκεί το τελευταίο διάστημα. Ως αποτέλεσμα, την τελευταία εβδομάδα το news.google.com έχει παραπέμψει 92% λιγότερους επισκέπτες στο wsws.org σε σχέση με το παρελθόν.

Ο βραβευμένος με βραβείο Πούλιτζερ δημοσιογράφος και συγγραφέας Chris Hedges δηλώνει ότι τα άρθρα του έχουν πλέον σταματήσει να εμφανίζονται στο Google News. Ο Hedges υποστηρίζει ότι αυτή η αλλαγή προέκυψε μετά από τη δημοσίευση της συνέντευξής του με το wsws.org, όπου μίλησε ανοιχτά εναντίον των πρακτικών λογοκρισίας που εφαρμόζει η Google σε αριστερές ιστοσελίδες.

Λίγο μετά τη συνέντευξη, με έβαλαν στη μαύρη λίστα”, περιγράφει. “Αν γράψεις το όνομά μου στο Google News, θα βγουν έξι αποτελέσματα, από τα οποία κανένα δεν σχετίζεται με το πρόσωπό μου.

Παλιότερα, τα αποτελέσματα του Google News για τον Hedges περιελάμβαναν τα άρθρα και τις στήλες που διατηρεί, καθώς και αναφορές στα βιβλία του. “Τώρα έχουν εξαφανιστεί όλα. Και είμαι σίγουρος ότι είναι επειδή μίλησα για τη λογοκρισία που επιβάλλει η Google”, δηλώνει ο δημοσιογράφος.

Πρόσφατα η Google είχε απασχολήσει ξανά ακόμη και κυρίαρχα μέσα όπως οι New York Times, λόγω των αλλαγών που πραγματοποίησε στον αλγόριθμο της με πρόσχημα την αντιμετώπιση των λεγόμενων fake news και με αποτέλεσμα τη ραγδαία πτώση της επισκεψιμότητας πολλών ιστοσελίδων που ασκούν κριτική στο κυρίαρχο οικονομικό σύστημα ή στην πολιτική των ΗΠΑ.

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20 October, 2017

Guess who is the first man for whom Donald Trump achieved a major tax break


If you still wonder how the hell the 'anti-establishment' Donald Trump actually hired Goldman Sachs to run the economy and why he is trying so hard to pass more tax-cuts in favor of the US plutocracy and at the expense of the poor working class, just look at his past.

The Donald took advantage of the rising neoliberalism and financial capitalism back in the 70s, to achieve a major tax break for ... himself!

As Adam Curtis describes in HyperNormalisation, in 1975, New York City was on the verge of collapse. For 30 years, the politicians who ran the city had borrowed more and more money from the banks to pay for its growing services and welfare. But in the early ’70s, the middle classes fled from the city and the taxes they paid disappeared with them. So, the banks lent the city even more. But then, they began to get worried about the size of the growing debt and whether the city would ever be able to pay it back. And then, one day in 1975, the banks just stopped. The city held its regular meeting to issue bonds in return for the loans overseen by the city’s financial controller.

What happened that day in New York marked a radical shift in power. The banks insisted that in order to protect their loans they should be allowed to take control of the city. The city appealed to the President, but he refused to help, so a new committee was set up to manage the city’s finances. Out of nine members, eight of them were bankers.

It was the start of an extraordinary experiment where the financial institutions took power away from the politicians and started to run society themselves. The city had no other option. The bankers enforced what was called “austerity” on the city, insisting that thousands of teachers, policemen and firemen were sacked. This was a new kind of politics. The old politicians believed that crises were solved through negotiation and deals. The bankers had a completely different view. They were just the representatives of something that couldn’t be negotiated with – the logic of the market.

One of the people who did understand how to use this new power was Donald Trump. Trump realized that there was now no future in building housing for ordinary people because all the government grants have gone. But he saw that there were other ways to get vast amounts of money out of the state.Trump started to buy up derelict buildings in New York and he announced that he was going to transform them into luxury hotels and apartments. But in return, he negotiated the biggest tax break in New York’s history, worth 160 million. The city had to agree because they were desperate, and the banks, seeing a new opportunity, also started to lend him money.

Donald Trump began to transform New York into a city for the rich, while he paid practically nothing.

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The Donald comes back as US president to do the same for his billionaire buddies using his 'expertise'. Anger has increased in the American society for the growing inequality and immunity that the bankers enjoy. He played the 'anti-establishment' patriot to get elected and now he is doing everything to secure status quo in favor of his class.

It's now very clear that Donald Trump tricked the voters with his great theatrical performance. Donald was very good in playing the 'anti-establishment' candidate by staging shows with the media and the GOP, to appear as the 'annoying guy' who is a 'big headache' for the establishment. Well, guess what: plutocracy, media, GOP, corporate Dems, neocons and Trump, are all on the same side.