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18.10.2018 - 12:18 [ John Pilger ]

Why the British said no to Europe

(25.Juni 2016) 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: its freedom for capital and denial of freedom to labour; its perfidious politicians and politicised civil servants.

All this has now come home to Europe, enriching the likes of Tony Blair and impoverishing and disempowering millions. On 23 June, the British said no more.

The most effective propagandists of the „European ideal“ have not been the far right, but an insufferably patrician class for whom metropolitan London is the United Kingdom. Its leading members see themselves as liberal, enlightened, cultivated tribunes of the 21st century zeitgeist, even „cool“. What they really are is a bourgeoisie with insatiable consumerist tastes and ancient instincts of their own superiority. In their house paper, the Guardian, they have gloated, day after day, at those who would even consider the EU profoundly undemocratic, a source of social injustice and a virulent extremism known as „neoliberalism“.

The aim of this extremism is to install a permanent, capitalist theocracy that ensures a two-thirds society, with the majority divided and indebted, managed by a corporate class, and a permanent working poor.

16.10.2018 - 18:55 [ Japan Today ]

Abe sets off on 5-day European tour

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe left Tuesday for a five-day European tour that will take him to Spain, France and Belgium, during which he will attend a biennial conference and hold talks with world leaders.

18.08.2018 - 08:58 [ France 24 ]

Macron, Merkel warn of ‚humanitarian risks‘ in Syria’s Idlib

French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel voiced concern Friday about the humanitarian situation in the rebel-held Syrian region of Idlib, which is shaping up be the country’s next big battleground.

In a telephone call the two leaders described the „humanitarian risks“ in Idlib, where government forces have stepped up their bombardments of rebel positions in recent days, as „very high“, according to the French presidency.

12.08.2018 - 15:02 [ telesur ]

Common Enemy: Why Israel Is Embracing Fascism in Europe

(1.8.2018) Indeed, the ‘special relationship’ between Netanyahu and Orban is only the tip of the iceberg. For years, Netanyahu’s Israel has been ‘flirting’ with radical right movements in Europe.

The unmistakable Israeli strategy, of course, has its own logic. Israeli leaders feel that Europe’s move to the far-right is irrevocable and are keen to benefit from the anti-Muslim sentiment that accompanies this shift as much as possible.

Moreover, the EU’s resolve to label illegal settlement products and refusal to heed calls for moving their embassies from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem is pushing Netanyahu to explore these new routes.

09.08.2018 - 09:34 [ Press TV ]

Iran hints trade guarantees from Europe incoming

He said the Europeans have asked other countries to open bank accounts for Iran’s Central Bank — to facilitate direct transactions and non-reliance on the American financial system — and said Europe itself is currently working to do the same.

02.08.2018 - 06:53 [ Valdai International Discussion Club ]

Suzerain-Vassals Relations: How Trump Shapes His European Policy

(30.Juli)Therefore, one cannot rule it out that Europe will from time to time suggest creating alternative alliances, including military ones, but these ideas will lead to nothing. All European attempts to initiate military operations have led to debacle and one can hardly expect anything different. Hence, the significance of Europe – political, economic and military – will dwindle. Whatever is said publicly, this reality will be increasingly recognized behind the closed doors.

21.07.2018 - 18:39 [ Ayatollah Khamenei ]

If Iran’s oil export is blocked, no other country in region will export oil either: Imam Khamenei

The leader of the Islamic Revolution referred to the repeated mention of unreliability of the US by Iranian officials and stated: „I have always been insisting that we cannot trust the words or even signatures of the U.S. authorities. Hence, negotiating with the US is useless.“

The leader of the Islamic Revolution regarded activation of unexploited or not properly-exploited capacities in the country as important and added: „Negotiations with Europe can go on; but we must not linger, waiting for the European pack. Meanwhile multiple necessary tasks within the country must be carried out.”

05.07.2018 - 11:10 [ Independent.co.uk ]

Emmanuel Macron claims Africa held back by ‚civilisational‘ problems and women having ’seven or eight children‘

(11.7.2017) While speaking at the G20 summit, the French President was asked about the possibility of implementing a policy in the continent like America’s Marshall Plan for rebuilding Europe after the Second World War.

25.06.2018 - 09:14 [ Japan Times ]

Japan considers crime prediction system using big data and AI

Street crime prediction “has already achieved results in Europe and the United States,” said Mami Kajita, who established the data-analysis company Singular Perturbations Inc. last year in hopes of developing a Japanese version of the methods used in the United States.

25.05.2018 - 13:18 [ Jason Ditz / antiwar ]

US Commander in Europe Wants More Troops, Resources to Target Russia

Gen. Scaparrotti suggested that the “modernization” of Russia’s military means that the US needs to deploy even more troops into Europe, with yet more equipment, to “deter” Russia. US officials have been claiming that Russia would invade Eastern Europe at some point.

14.05.2018 - 03:00 [ Dr. Birsen Filip / Global Research ]

Flowers: Symbols of Love in Europe that Bring Food Insecurity to the African Nations that Produce Them

The lack of potable water has forced millions of Kenyans and Ethiopians to depend on trucks for the delivery of drinkable water every few days. However, despite the fact that children are starving, cattle are dying from dehydration and starvation, and lakes are drying up, both Kenya and Ethiopia continue to produce flowers for the European market, which draws upon scarce water resources and exacerbates shortages