Tag Archives: France

Diana Johnstone: Washington’s Green Branches in Europe

“The Greens are in perfect harmony with the Biden administration’s new ideological crusade to remake the world on the American model. Echoing Russiagate, and with no evidence, the Greens accuse Russia of malevolent interference in Europe, while advocating their own beneficent interference in Russian domestic policy on behalf of some theoretical ‘democratic opposition.'”

Welcome to the Global Rebellion Against Neoliberalism, by Ben Ehrenreich

Something is happening here. But what? And why now? In the last 12 weeks, protests have spanned five continents—most of the planet

Collateral Damage: U.S. Sanctions Aimed at Russia Strike Western European Allies by Diana Johnstone

U.S. politicians view the rest of the world as America’s hinterland, to be exploited, abused and ignored with impunity.

Noam Chomsky on US Presence in Europe and Edward Snowden

Why are circa 44,660 US troops and 170 military installations stationed in Germany?
What historical decisions are tied to US military presence in Europe & Germany ?
Why doesn’t Germany grant Edward Snowden the right to asylum?

Henry A. Giroux | The War on Terror Is a War on Youth: Paris and the Impoverishment of the Future

Giroux: The seeds of terrorism do not lie simply in ideological fundamentalism; they also lie in conditions of oppression, war, racism, poverty, the abandonment of entire generations of Palestinian youth, the dictatorships that stifle young people in the Middle East and the racist assaults on Black youth in urban centers in the United States.

Gosztola | Interview: MintPress News’ Mnar Muhawesh on Paris Attacks and Response of Western Countries

Muhawesh: Those [attacks] that took place in Beirut, Baghdad, Turkey, and, of course, against the Russian airliner. They made the news barely and, if they did, for example, when ISIS attacked southern Beirut, the media dehumanized the entire population by calling it a Hezbollah stronghold.

Music Video: “War” by Edwin Starr

Original video of Edwin Starr singing his famous song: “War” [Original Music video from 1969] Originally written under the Motown label, and first performed by The Temptations, “War” was later re-released as a single with Edwin Starr as vocals. This version is considered a more emotional version and has become the most popular protest song […]

Wars Of Vengeance Will Not Work For France, Just As They Failed The US

Bennis: Wars of vengeance won’t work for France anymore than they worked for the US.

David Swanson: Non-French War Deaths Matter

Swanson: We are all France. Apparently. Though we are never all Lebanon or Syria or Iraq for some reason. Or a long, long list of additional places.

Glenn Greenwald | What’s Scarier: Terrorism, or Governments Blocking Websites in its Name? – The Intercept

Greenwald: There can be no doubt that such new criminal laws are specifically intended to ban ideas these governments dislike.

Chris Hedges: A Message From the Dispossessed

Hedges: If you spend time as I have in Gaza, Iraq, Yemen, Algeria, Egypt and Sudan, as well as the depressing, segregated housing projects known as banlieues that ring French cities such as Paris and Lyon, warehousing impoverished North African immigrants, you begin to understand the brothers Cherif Kouachi and Said Kouachi, who were killed Friday in a gun battle with French police. There is little employment in these pockets of squalor. Racism is overt. Despair is rampant…

The Guardian: Antisemitism on rise across Europe ‘in worst times since the Nazis’

Experts say attacks go beyond Israel-Palestinian conflict as hate crimes strike fear into Jewish communities By Jon Henley   The Guardian  Thursday 7 August 2014 Mother of Miriam Monsonego, seven, at funeral of her daughter and three other victims of Toulouse school shooting. Photograph: Menahem Kahana/AFP/Getty Images In the space of just one week last month, according to […]

Diana Johnstone> The Servility of the Satellites

The Snowden Affair and the Destruction of Effective Democracy in Europe by DIANA JOHNSTONE  July 5-7, 2013  Counterpunch.org Paris, France. The Snowden affair has revealed even more about Europe than about the United States. Certainly, the facts of NSA spying are significant. But many people suspected that something of the sort was going on.  The […]