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The British-American coup that ended Australian independence – John Pilger – 23.Oct 14

Across the media and political establishment in Australia, a silence has descended on the memory of the great, reforming prime minister Gough Whitlam. His achievements are recognised, if grudgingly, his mistakes noted in false sorrow. But a critical reason for his … Continue reading

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Did a Neoliberal Energy Grab Backfire? Crimea: an EU-US-Exxon Screwup

by PIERRE M. SPREY and FRANKLIN C. SPINNEY On 17 May, William Broad’s piece, “In Taking Crimea, Putin Gains a Sea of Fuel Reserves”, appeared in the New York Times.  Broad explained  how the annexation of Crimea by Russia changed the … Continue reading

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How the Same Godfather Rules from Canberra to Kiev The Forgotten Coup by JOHN PILGER

Washington’s role in the fascist putsch against an elected government in Ukraine will surprise only those who watch the news and ignore the historical record.  Since 1945, dozens of governments, many of them democracies, have met a similar fate, usually … Continue reading

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ExxonMobil, Russia and Ukraine by STEVE HORN

In a long-awaited moment in a hotly contested zone currently occupied by the Russian military, Ukraine’s citizens living in the peninsula of Crimea voted overwhelmingly to become part of Russia. Responding to the referendum, President Barack Obama and numerous U.S. officials rejected the results … Continue reading

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Obama Backs Down on Crimea by MIKE WHITNEY

“I never thought I’d live to see the day when the US State Department whitewashed the neo-Nazi views and heritage of a gang of thugs who had seized power in a violent coup d’état. In Iraq, Libya, and Syria, US … Continue reading

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From Egypt, Ukraine, the Turkish-Syrian border, Cuba and Thailand How the West Manufactures “Opposition Movements” by ANDRE VLTCHEK

Government buildings are being trashed, ransacked. It is happening in Kiev and Bangkok, and in both cities, the governments appear to be toothless, too scared to intervene. What is going on? Are popularly elected administrations all over the world becoming … Continue reading

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Duplicitous Diplomacy? Can Iran Trust the United States? by SHELDON RICHMAN

People ask whether the United States can trust Iran. The better question is whether Iran can trust the United States. Since 1979 the U.S. government has prosecuted a covert and proxy war against Iran. The objective has been regime change … Continue reading

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