20:37 [New Statesman] (E)
My first memory of a historic event is from 2001. I was nine years old and just home from school. Sitting in front of the TV in my mum’s living room I watched an aeroplane fly out of a cloudless blue sky and into the side of a tall building in New York.
20:37 [NEW STATESMAN] (E)
Leader: The end of national capitalism
7:06 [Jacobin] (E)
AN INTERVIEW WITH HANS MODROW - The opening of the Berlin Wall on this day in 1989 brought the downfall of the East German regime and the appointment of reformer Hans Modrow as head of government. Thirty years on, he speaks to Jacobin about his experiences on that day and in power, and how German reunification went wrong.
19:46 [Oriental Review] (E)
It is a pure historical fact that “in a sharp reversal of its withdrawal from Europe after 1918, after the end of World War II Washington employed all available tools of public and cultural diplomacy to influence the hearts and minds of Europeans”[i] as a strategy of the US-led Cold War policy against the USSR,[ii] and after 1991 against Russia up today. Undoubtedly, the US succeeded after 1990 to transform herself into a sole global military-political hegemonic power – an unprecedented case in the world’s history.
9:41 [Oriental Review] (E)
The fundamental interest of France in the region of South-East Europe was of the economic nature but not fundamentally of the political one. The region was perceived by the French politicians as primarily significant in the following three points: As a well-suited area for the investment of the French financial capital.
As the region which was the most appropriate overland traffic bond with the Ottoman Empire. As a foothold for the French economic domination over the East Mediterranean.
20:52 [JACOBIN] (E)
By Sarah Lazare - From Afghanistan to Yemen, we have to acknowledge the full extent of the Obama administration’s war crimes. On March 27, 2015, two days into the Saudi-led war on Yemen, Barack Obama’s deputy national security advisor publicly defended the US-backed military operation. Ben Rhodes, then thirty-seven, had begun as a speechwriter to the Obama campaign in 2007 before rising in the administration’s ranks.
19:07 [Jacobin] (E)
By Andreas Peglau - The scenes of thousands of East Germans passing through the Berlin Wall crossing on November 9, 1989 are remembered as the end of the Cold War. But on November 4, almost a million had demonstrated for reform — and they wanted to create democratic socialism on East German soil. 1989 nobody believed that a change in power was possible in the German Democratic Republic (GDR), either in the East or in the West.
9:52 [The Unz Review] (E)
Syd had made his career at the New York Times for 26 years, winning a Pulitzer Prize, two GeorgePolk Memorial awards, and numerous other honors. His passing received the notice it deserved, withthe world’s most prestigious broadsheet devoting nearly a full page of its Sunday edition to hisobituary, a singular honor that in this degraded era is more typically reserved for leading pop stars orsports figures. Several photos were included of his Cambodia reporting, which had become the basisfor the Oscar-winning film The Killing Fields, one of Hollywood’s most memorable accounts of ourdisastrous Indo-Chinese War.But for all the 1,300 words and numerous images charting his long and illustrious journalistic history,not even a single mention was made of the biggest story of his career, which has seemingly vanisheddown the memory hole without trace. And therein lies a tale.
20:07 [American Herald Tribune] (E)
On October 29 1956, under cover of the Suez crisis, Israel embarked upon yet another round of ethnic cleansing of Palestinian civilians as part of the ongoing Nakba which started in 1948. A curfew was imposed on eight Palestinian villages starting at 5 pm. Israeli troops were ordered to shoot anyone outside curfew hours. The curfew was communicated to Kafr Qasem a mere half hour before it came into effect; in other words, it was premeditated murder. Palestinians returning home from work outside the village, unaware of the curfew, were ambushed by Israeli soldiers, lined up, and shot. In all, 48 Palestinians were murdered, among them 13 women, one of whom was pregnant. The next day, Palestinians from a nearby village were forced to dig graves to bury the victims without proper burial rites.
21:55 [offGuardian] (E)
Douglas Cirignano - JFK, 9/11, the Fed, rigged elections, suppressed cancer cures and the greatest conspiracies of our time. In today’s world, the phrase “conspiracy theory” is pejorative and has a negative connotation. To many people, a conspiracy theory is an irrational, over-imaginative idea endorsed by people looking for attention and not supported by the mainstream media or government. History shows, though, that there have been many times when governments or individuals have participated in conspiracies. It would be naïve to think that intelligence agencies, militaries, government officials, and politicians don’t sometimes cooperate in covert, secretive ways. Following are five instances when it’s been proven that the government engaged in a conspiracy.
11:50 [Cassandra`s Legacy] (E)
We don`t have documents from those ancient times telling us much about the Roman "war party" that surely existed. War was then, as now, good business for those waging it, but it was very bad business for those who had to foot the bill of the campaigns. So, it made a lot of sense for Tiberius, a ruthless leader by all accounts, to quietly get rid of Germanicus and, with him, of all the risks involved with more wars on the Germans. Germanicus` death was a considerable defeat for the Roman war party (or deep state). It didn`t stop the attempts of the Roman Empire to expand, but it made the Romans much more cautious and, specifically, it made it clear that expanding into Germany was a no-no in military terms.
21:55 [Oriental Review] (E)
After the unification of Italy from 1859 to 1866,[i] the Italian administration accepted the foreign policy of the creation of a greater Italian state which should resemble a certain extent on the ancient Roman Empire.[ii] The project of a “New Roman Empire” was directed toward the Italian direct control or territorial acquisitions of the parts of the Mediterranean Sea, the Adriatic Sea, the Tyrrhenian Sea, and certain territories in North Africa and Asia Minor. However, for the very reason that the Italian attempt to conquer African Ethiopia in the years of 1886−1896 failed, the Italian pivotal aim of the foreign policy after the Ethiopian War was directed toward the Balkans.
9:23 [Valley Morning Star] (E)
A healthy government” by Erol A. Stone is probably the best and most perceptive letter ever written on this forum. Back in May 11, 2016, Mr. Stone correctly predicted that the elites who control Europe, America and the mainstream media would not tolerate candidate Donald Trump or his proposed pro-America agenda. Headlines that proved Mr. Stone was correct: 7/19/2016, LA Times – “If Trump wins, a coup isn’t impossible,” 4/9/2016, Boston Globe – “GOP must stop Trump,” 2/1/2016, Washington Post – “The moment of truth: We must stop Trump,” and so on. The words of former CBS News president Richard Salant also bear repeating, “(The media’s) job is to give people not what they want, but what we decide they ought to have.” On most issues, you can count on the corporate-owned media giving you misinformation rather than the truth.
11:24 [Mint Press News] (E)
Well before Theodore Herzl founded political Zionism and published The Jewish State, Christian Zionists in the United States and England were already seeking to direct and influence the foreign policy of both nations in service to a religious obsession end times prophecy.
18:16 [Democracy Now/YouTube] (E)
The new documentary “Decade of Fire” looks back at the history of a crisis that unfolded in New York City in the 1970s, when the South Bronx faced a near-constant barrage of fires that displaced almost a quarter million people and devastated an entire community. Co-directors and producers Vivian Vázquez Irizarry and Gretchen Hildebran tell the story of the government mismanagement, landlord corruption and redlining that lit the Bronx ablaze. They also describe how the community fought back to save their neighborhoods. The film airs next week on PBS.
6:54 [Zero Hedge] (E)
A Saudi Sheikh and air conditioning magnate made a massive, illegal political contribution to Barack Obama`s inaugural committee in 2012, which was funneled through a prolific (and recently busted) DC straw donor who has operated on both sides of the aisle for years.
8:30 [Oriental Review] (E)
After the unification of Italy (1859−1866), when the Austrian Empire lost all of its Italian provinces,[i] the focal sphere of interest of Viennese foreign policy became South-East Europe, especially its central and southern regions. Following the metamorphosis of the Austrian Empire and its transformation into the Dual Monarchy of Austria-Hungary in 1867 (the Aussgleich or the Agreement),[ii] Vienna and Budapest directed its economic and political expansion in the first place toward Bosnia-Herzegovina, Sanjak (Raška), Kosovo- Metochia, Albania, and the Buy of Thessaloniki in the Aegean Sea.
19:25 [Our American Pravda] (E)
In mid-March, the Wall Street Journal carried a long discussion of the origins of the Bretton Woods system, the international financial framework that governed the Western world for decades after World War II. A photo showed the two individuals who negotiated that agreement. Britain was represented by John Maynard Keynes, a towering economic figure of that era. America’s representative was Harry Dexter White, assistant secretary of the Treasury and long a central architect of American economic policy, given that his nominal superior, Secretary Henry Morgenthau Jr., was a gentleman farmer with no background in finance. White was also a Communist agent.
20:41 [Voltaire Network] (E)
Contrary to popular belief, Rojava is not a state for the Kurdish people, but a French fantasy of the interwar period. The aim was to create a rump state with Kurds equivalent to Greater Israel, which was being considered with Jews. This colonial objective was reactivated by Presidents Sarkozy, Hollande and Macron including the ethnic cleansing of the region intended to host it. The Kurdish people have never had a dream of unification, with the exception of the project of the Prince of Rewanduz.
9:10 [Oriental Review] (E)
At the beginning of the 20th century the Great European Powers,[i] divided into two totally antagonistic political-military alliances, were preparing themselves for the final settling of accounts among each other concerning the new division of political-economic spheres of influence and the redistributing the colonies around the world. Their different interests overlapped upon the territory of South-East Europe, much more look down at the other parts of the globe, for the reason of the exploitation of the regional natural wealth and to take advantage of the military-strategic importance of South-East Europe as the strategic hinterland of East Mediterranean and the most fitting bond between Central Europe and the Middle East.
19:02 [The Future of Freedom Foundation] (E)
“You gotta remember, establishment, it’s just a name for evil. The monster doesn’t care whether it kills all the students or whether there’s a revolution. It’s not thinking logically, it’s out of control.”—John Lennon (1969) John Lennon, born 79 years ago on October 9, 1940, was a musical genius and pop cultural icon.
12:31 [SOTT] (E)
Darius Shahtahmasebi - Any objective historian would concede that the British government has a centuries-long list of atrocities that it must one day apologize for. To this day, the British Empire has struggled with the notion of righting past wrongs. The British government made a rare move last week: it expressed regret for the killing of Maori in New Zealand in 1769.
10:01 [Oriental Review] (E)
Tito’s policy in the 1970s of the so-called “encourage and suppress” for the sake to struggle against politically undesirable and threatening ethnic nationalisms especially the Croat and the Serb ones appeared to be incoherent one. In another word, while some ethnic nationalisms and their ideologies were considered to be dangerous to the system and, therefore, were suppressed and their advocates were jailed or banned from employment[i] (the case, for instance, of the Serbian dissident professors from Belgrade University), other nationalisms, supposed to be non-dangerous for the regime were encouraged by the local Communist elites (for instance, the Albanian nationalism in Kosovo-Metochia).
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