Tag Archives: European Union

US Neocon Wars Open Pandora’s Box in Europe

The European refugee crisis. Made In The USA.

Tomgram: Noam Chomsky and David Barsamian, A World in Peril

The Trump Presidency: Or How to Further Enrich “The Masters of the Universe” 

John Pilger | A Blow for Peace and Democracy: Why the British Said No to Europe

The pith helmets may have long gone, but the blood has never dried. A nineteenth century contempt for countries and peoples, depending on their degree of colonial usefulness, remains a centrepiece of modern “globalisation”, with its perverse socialism for the rich and capitalism for the poor–

How Western Military Interventions Shaped the Brexit Vote (Video)

On the economy in Britain, European austerity, middle class and working class Britons who voted for Brexit, against neoliberalism.

WikiLeaks Exposes Text from Secretly Negotiated TISA Trade Deal

The whistleblowing website went on to note that the proposals and language contained in the text promotes what it described as “the corporatization of public services.”

Rowley and Johnstone: Nationalism is not the only threat to peace

Op Ed: We fear that opposing arguments in favor of national sovereignty will probably not be discussed much during this conference. And yet, the European Union has served as an experimental laboratory testing what happens when a large and growing number (now 28) of sovereign states turns over a major part of their rights to supranational governance.

Imagery and Empire: Are all Muslims Terrorists? Are All Terrorists Muslim?

From the article: This imagery actually serves to de-politize the political nature of tensions. It sanitizes the actions of empire, from coercive diplomacy with Iran and support for regime change in Syria to the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq and US military intervention in Somalia, Yemen, and Libya.

Kucinich: Three Members of Congress Just Reignited the Cold War While No One Was Looking

 In its dealings with the European Union, Ukraine could not even get concessions for its citizens to find work throughout Europe. The West does not care about Ukraine, or its people, except for using them to seize a strategic advantage against Russia in the geopolitical game of nations. By Dennis Kucinich  truthdig.com  December 16, 2014 […]

Diana Johnstone: Washington’s Iron Curtain in Ukraine

Tightening the U.S. Grip on Western Europe by DIANA JOHNSTONE  Counterpunch.org  Weekend Edition June 6-8, 2014 NATO leaders are currently a cting out a deliberate charade in Europe, designed to reconstruct an Iron Curtain between Russia and the West. With astonishing unanimity, NATO leaders feign surprise at events they planned months in advance. Events that […]

Henrik Arnstad: Fascism thrives under the guise of democracy

To claim that racist parties are democratic is based on a dangerous and ahistorical view of ideology, says Henrik Arnstad. Here are the notes preceeding the posting of the article below. ”Den [mellankrigstida] fascismen ansåg krossandet av demokratin vara ett villkor för ultranationalismens triumf. Men den nutida extremhögern vill göra demokratin etniskt homogen och reservera […]

William Blum: Explaining US Hypocrisy on Ukraine

U.S. government hypocrisy toward the Ukraine crisis has been breathtaking, as has the U.S. press corps’ stubborn refusal to see the hypocrisy (i.e. the Iraq War and many other U.S. interventions). William Blum looks at the reasons behind the double standards. By William Blum  ConsortiumNews.com  March 8, 2014 When it gets complicated and confusing, when you’re […]

Susu Jeffrey: Obama’s Neo-Cold War

In retrospect, Russia-bashing was the main media event of the Sochi Olympics since the U.S. “lost” in the medal count. The Ukraine crisis has put the Olympics in the past tense and presented an opportunity for the old Cold War team to field a new crisis. Pres. Obama is following the Clinton policy of pushing […]

Drones and the EU: a ‘solution’ looking for a problem

BY AGUESTCONTRIBUTOR on 11/02/2014 • Drone Wars UK  Guest post by Ben Hayes and Chris Jones.  February 11, 2014 Today the Transnational Institute and Statewatch are jointly publishing a new report on the European Union and drones, entitled Eurodrones Inc.  Our report examines the considerable economic and political support given to the drone industry by the European Union, which has now reached a level at […]

Juan Cole> Why Washington’s Iran Policy Could Lead to Global Disaster

Why Washington’s Iran Policy Could Lead to Global Disaster What History Should Teach Us About Blockading Iran By Juan Cole    April 12, 2012    TomDispatch It’s a policy fierce enough to cause great suffering among Iranians — and possibly in the long run among Americans, too. It might, in the end, even deeply harm […]