09 Oct 2014

Turkey: At least 15 killed in protests over Kobani’s abandonment

Posted by SnakeArbusto and greydogg, 99GetSmart Written by Turkish political analyst / blogger, Gürkan Özturan: Kobani in Syria’s Kurdish region has been resisting against ISIS for days, and in recent days the situation has been worsening due to ISIS advances. Civilians have been fleeing and taking refuge in Turkey; hundreds of thousands

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06 Oct 2014

Turkey: Regime defends censorship law after court overrule

Posted by SnakeArbusto and greydogg, 99GetSmart Written by Turkish political analyst / blogger, Gürkan Özturan: Right after the graft probe against the AKP government started and phone conversations of alleged corruption of ministers and by then Prime Minister Erdo?an and their family members were leaked on the internet from unknown sources, the

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04 Oct 2014

Turkey press freedom: News portals shut down

Posted by SnakeArbusto and greydogg, 99GetSmart Written by Turkish political analyst / blogger, Gürkan Özturan: After the Gezi Park protests hundreds of journalists lost their jobs, and dozens of media portals bowed down to authority and gave in. There were a few courageous journalists who tried to stand up straight and carry

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02 Oct 2014

Turkey: Another brick in the wall of Censorship

Posted by SnakeArbusto and greydogg, 99GetSmart Written by Turkish political analyst / blogger, Gürkan Özturan: A documentary film called “Until Globe Surface Becomes the Face of Love” tells the story of resistance against state repression during the Gezi Park protests of June 2013 in Turkey. The director, Reyan Tuvi, has worked on

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30 Sep 2014

US Global Power in the 21st Century: Military or Economic Imperialism?

By James Petras, 99GetSmart Introduction Despite vast amounts of imperial data to the contrary, the great majority of writers on imperialism continue to describe and analyze US imperialism strictly in economic terms, as an expansion of “capital accumulation”, “accumulation on a world scale”. In fact the major and minor US imperial wars have

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28 Sep 2014

ISIS and the USA: Expansion and Resistance by Decapitation

By James Petras, 99GetSmart Introduction In order to overcome massive US and world public opposition to new wars in the Middle East, Obama relied on the horrific internet broadcasts of ISIS slaughtering two American hostages, the journalists James Foley and Steve Sotloff, by decapitation.  These brutal murders were Obama’s main propaganda tool

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26 Sep 2014

Friday READ – 26 September 2014

Posted by greydogg, 99GetSmart * CHRIS HEDGES: THE COUP D’ ETAT IS OVER, THE CORPORATIONS WON Source: ReasonTV Chris Hedges talks with the libertarians at ReasonTV about capitalism, from Aristotle to AIG. VIDEO @ http://youtu.be/61ZjXsDKDHQ —————————————————————– * INSIDE THE KOCH BROTHERS’ TOXIC EMPIRE By Tim Dickinson, Rolling Stone Together, Charles

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24 Sep 2014

Wednesday READ – 24 September 2014

Posted by greydogg, 99GetSmart * BREAD, CIRCUSES AND BOMBS – THE DECLINE OF THE AMERICAN EMPIRE By JimQ, Washington’s Blog “Already long ago, from when we sold our vote to no man, the People have abdicated our duties; for the People who once upon a time handed out military command, high

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17 Sep 2014

The Anti-Empire Report #132 – Ukraine and Neo-Nazis

By William Blum, 99GetSmart Ever since serious protest broke out in Ukraine in February the Western mainstream media, particularly in the United States, has seriously downplayed the fact that the usual suspects – the US/European Union/NATO triumvirate – have been on the same side as the neo-Nazis. In the US it’s been

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16 Sep 2014

Extended Surveillance Bill in Turkey: Legal but not Lawful

Written by Turkish political analyst / blogger, Gürkan Özturan: Just days after Turkey hosted thousands of delegates from around the world for the Internet Governance Forum in Istanbul and boasted about policing and pressuring Internet freedoms in the country, a law has been passed in urgency, almost like escaping from fire. The new law allows

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