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Από τον Τσίπρα ως τον Κόρμπιν και τον Σάντερς: δεν είναι αυτή η Αριστερά που θέλουμε / Already confirmed: Civil liberties under attack! / The EFD-IMF sociopaths(?) continue to play their games over the Greek ruins / How the global financial mafia sucked Greece's blood / ECB's economic hitmen / The German Thatcher confirms bureaufascists' plans! / Η Μέρκελ επιβεβαιώνει τα σχέδια των γραφειοφασιστών! / Explaining the Greek paradox / Proxy wars everywhere, the planet already in flames ... / "Proxy" πόλεμοι παντού, ο πλανήτης είναι ήδη στις φλόγες ... / 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! / It has started: A global proxy war against freedom! / Βαρουφάκης: Το ΤΧΣ δεν ελέγχεται από το δημόσιο! / Η Ευρώπη συνθλίβεται από τους φασίστες, τους ισλαμοφασίστες, τους γραφειοφασίστες και τα αφεντικά τους / Europe crushed by the fascists, islamofascists, bureaufascists and their masters / 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 / From Tsipras to Corbyn and Sanders: This is not the Left we want / 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 / IMF says ... "neoliberalism"! / 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

23 January, 2017

Syrian forces liberate 4 villages east of Aleppo

Syrian army soldiers and fighters from allied popular defense groups have made more gains against members of the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group in the country’s northwestern province of Aleppo, pushing terrorists out of four villages.

The media bureau of operations command for the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement announced in a statement on Sunday that Syrian soldiers and their allies had captured the villages of Sora, Moran, Surja al-Saghira and Surja al-Kabira, located about 16 kilometers southwest of al-Bab town, where Turkish-backed Takfiri militants are active.

On August 24, 2016, the Turkish air force and special ground forces kicked off Operation Euphrates Shield inside Syria in a purported bid to support the Free Syrian Army militants and rid the border area of Daesh terrorists and fighters from the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) and Democratic Union Party (PYD).

The offensive was launched in coordination with the US-led military coalition, which has purportedly been fighting Daesh extremists since 2014.

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22 January, 2017

Project MKUltra - Ways of killing a person without leaving evidence of murder

CIA Files


In the newly released archive of 13 million pages by CIA, we found a one-page transcript of a 1977 ABC News report about the then revelations concerning Project MKUltra.

The report says that under the Freedom of Information Act, John Marx, a former State Departement official, had obtained a number of MKUltra documents and made them public.

According to the report, John Marx stated that the documents shown that in the 1950s the CIA secretly contacted with an unidentified professor of neurology to go to an unnamed state prison for an experiment of an unrevealed number of convicts. The report also refers to experiments on two Russian CIA agents which the agency feared might have been compromised.

The transcript appears to be interrupted at the end of the page, revealing, however, a significant information about a 1949 letter found among these documents. This letter was outlining ways of killing a person without leaving evidence of murder.

Yet, quite unexpectedly, we found the rest of the ABC report on YouTube. Below you can see and hear the whole report:


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Ελλάδα: Οι τράπεζες προκάλεσαν την κρίση

Το χρέος που απαιτούν να πληρώσει η Ελλάδα είναι επονείδιστο - Η μελέτη αυτή αποδεικνύει ότι η ελληνική κρίση που ξέσπασε το 2010 προήλθε από τον ιδιωτικό τραπεζικό τομέα. Δεν είναι αποτέλεσμα υπέρμετρων δημόσιων δαπανών. Το υποτιθέμενο πρόγραμμα διάσωσης της Ελλάδας σχεδιάστηκε για να υπηρετήσει τα συμφέροντα των ιδιωτών τραπεζιτών καθώς και των χωρών που κυριαρχούν στην ευρωζώνη. Η υιοθέτηση του ευρώ από την Ελλάδα έπαιξε καίριο ρόλο μεταξύ των παραγόντων που συνέβαλαν στην κρίση. Η ανάλυση που περιέχεται σε αυτό το κείμενο παρουσιάστηκε στην Αθήνα, την 6η Δεκεμβρίου 2016, κατά την συνάντηση της Ελληνικής Επιτροπής Αλήθειας Δημόσιου Χρέους.

Eric Toussaint

Μέρος 2ο - Τα στάδια που οδήγησαν στην ελληνική κρίση του 2010

Από το 1996, υπό την καθοδήγηση του πρωθυπουργού Κώστα Σημίτη (ΠΑΣΟΚ), η Ελλάδα προχώρησε περαιτέρω στην εφαρμογή του νεοφιλελεύθερου μοντέλου που είχε αρχίσει να εφαρμόζεται από το 1985, όταν ο Ανδρέας Παπανδρέου, μετά από ένα πολλά υποσχόμενο ξεκίνημα, πραγματοποίησε την ίδια στροφή με τον Φρανσουά Μιτεράν, με δυο χρόνια διαφορά.

Μεταξύ 1996 και 2004, κατά την διάρκεια των δυο θητειών του Κώστα Σημίτη, τέθηκε σε εφαρμογή ένα εντυπωσιακό πρόγραμμα ιδιωτικοποιήσεων (το οποίο θυμίζει τον απολογισμό της σοσιαλιστικής κυβέρνησης του Λιονέλ Ζοσπέν - 1997-2002 - που την ίδια περίοδο πραγματοποίησε στην Γαλλία σημαντικές ιδιωτικοποιήσεις τις οποίες η δεξιά και η εργοδοσία ονειρεύονταν να πραγματοποιήσουν από την δεκαετία του 1980).

Στον τομέα της μείωσης των φόρων επί των κερδών των επιχειρήσεων, η Ελλάδα προχώρησε πιο πέρα από τον μέσο όρο της ΕΕ. Υιοθετήθηκαν μέτρα που στόχευαν στην ανασφάλεια της εργασίας και που έθεταν σε αμφισβήτηση τις κατακτήσεις της περιόδου 1974-1985. Επίσης, η σοσιαλιστική κυβέρνηση ευνόησε μια έντονη απορρύθμιση του χρηματοπιστωτικού τομέα (που λάμβανε επίσης χώρα στις άλλες χώρες της ΕΕ και στις ΗΠΑ) η οποία μεταφράστηκε σε σημαντική αύξηση του ειδικού του βάρους στην οικονομία.

Οι ελληνικές τράπεζες αναπτύχθηκαν στα Βαλκάνια και στην Τουρκία, γεγονός που ενίσχυσε την απατηλή εντύπωση της επιτυχίας.

Κατά την περίοδο αυτή, η αύξηση του ελληνικού ΑΕΠ ήταν ανώτερη του μέσου όρου της ΕΕ, το κατά κεφαλήν ΑΕΠ προσέγγιζε με ταχύτητα τον μέσο όρο ενώ ο Δείκτης Ανθρώπινης Ανάπτυξης προόδευε. Η ανάπτυξη ήταν σημαντική σε ορισμένους τομείς αιχμής όπως ο ηλεκτρικός και οπτικός εξοπλισμός. Όπως και σε αυτόν των υπολογιστών. Στην πραγματικότητα, όμως, εμβαθύνοντας την ενσωμάτωση της Ελλάδας στην ΕΕ και, στη συνέχεια, στην ευρωζώνη, οι Έλληνες ηγέτες και οι μεγάλοι ιδιωτικοί όμιλοι ενίσχυσαν την εξάρτηση της χώρας και περιόρισαν τις πραγματικές δυνατότητές της για οικονομική και κοινωνική ανάπτυξη.

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Chinese editorial speculates about 'real war' between US-China after Trump inauguration

A Chinese editorial the day after US President Donald Trump's inauguration took talks of a trade war even further, speculating on the possibility of "real war" between the two

Ed Zhang, editor at large of the China Daily, asked "Will there be a trade war between the two largest trading powers?" and noted that many are saying "a showdown with China is unavoidable and imminent."

Trump showed no inclination to back down in his inauguration speech January 20, Zhang said, noting the new president's promise that every decision on trade, taxes, immigration and foreign policy will be made to benefit American workers and American families.

Zhang speculated on what that might mean for Chinese businesses. "If there is a hike in tariffs across the board, then Chinese companies will lose a lot of orders for the same goods they have been shipping to the US market for the last decade," he said. But they might gain an opportunity to offload products that aren't profitable or that are made with environmentally costly materials.

"Officials with China's National Development and Reform Commission may thank the Trump administration if it can help China offload obsolete, unsustainable industrial capacity quicker," he said.

Meanwhile, Chinese business could take the opportunity to seek tax breaks to help improve their competitiveness, and the country's savings could be used to upgrade its industry.

But what will be the reaction, he mused? "No war can be one-sided. The Chinese government will adopt counter-measures, and local companies will find more import substitution opportunities in the selected industries," he guessed.

"And if a real war is waged alongside a trade war, that will only create more defense orders for local companies."

Zhang went on to detail the costs the US would bear as war-maker, saying protectionism would hurt the US economy and would turn away China's 1.3 billion potential customers. "What real businesspeople should do is negotiate to strike the best deal they can. Indeed, since Trump was quoted as having said everything is negotiable, what's the point of a trade war?"

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21 January, 2017

The most dangerous moment in the US-Russia relations

Leading scholar on US-Russia relations addresses the claim being trumpeted by politicians and media on both sides of the political spectrum that Russia is now the "number one" threat to the United States. Given the proxy wars in Syria and Ukraine, Dr. Stephen Cohen, Professor Emeritus at Princeton University and New York University, tells host of 'The Empire Files', Abby Martin, that the real alarming danger today is "a new, multi-front Cuban missile crisis."


This business that, Russia is the number one existential threat has been unfolding this false drama at the expense of US national security, maybe for a decade, but it certainly intensified under the Obama administration.

Meanwhile, Russia was of course in the person of Putin, repeatedly, almost begging the US to join it in an alliance against terrorism, not only in Syria, but in a kind of global war. I don't know if the global war against terrorism is possible as a separate issue, but Russia wanted to partner with the US. Obama was inclined very briefly in Sep. 2016, but that was killed by the US department of defence when they attacked those Syrian troops.

In the intelligence community, there are groups of different political impulses, different vested interest in these organizations, and often, they've been at war among themselves within, say the CIA. We're seeing that now with the hacking allegations. And, all likelihood, later we will discover, this was a war within the CIA itself. The FBI tried not to get involved.

There are very different views about Washington's policy toward Russia, inside the intelligence community. This may be the single most dangerous moment in American-Russian relations.

The Cuban missile crisis is always said to have been the turning point in our awareness of how dangerous the Cold War was. And that, after we avoided nuclear Armageddon, both sides became wise, and the Cold War continued, but there was a code of contact. Everybody understood where the danger lines were. There was a code of conduct between the Soviet Union and the United States. It doesn't exist today. After the Cuban missile crisis in '62, the two sides began to develop interactive cooperation, student exchanges, scientific exchanges, hot lines, constant talks about nuclear weapons, nuclear reductions, trade agreements. That has come to an end along with communication.

There are now three fronts in the new Cold War that are fought with the possibility of actual war. There's the Baltic region and Poland, where NATO unwisely building up its military presence. There is, of course, Ukraine which could exploded any moment, and, of course, there is Syria, where you got Russian and American aircraft. So, you got a multi-front potential Cuban missile crisis.

Meanwhile, in the United States, this hysterical reaction to alleged - because there is no proof been produced - that somehow Putin put Trump in the White House, this combination of demented public discourse, engrave danger abroad, at least comparable to the Cuban missile crisis.

It's been said that the European Union offered Ukraine a very benign economic relationship. That wasn't a benign agreement, about a thousand pages long. There is a section called 'military security issues' and it's very clear, that any country that signs this so-called eastern partnership agreement with the EU, is obliged to adhere to NATO security policies. By signing that, you become a de facto member of NATO. And this was just more of the attempt by Washington to get Ukraine in the NATO, if not openly, through the back door, and they're still at it.

The decision to expand NATO, all the way, including Ukraine and Georgia, has created a situation in which none of us is safe. And they call that 'national security'?

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