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France As A Police State

French state persecutes Salah Lamrani – a member of the French Saker blog (UPDATED!) 7979 ViewsFebruary 19, 201617 Comments Dear friends, The story below is about Salah Lamrani, a member of the French Saker Blog team and a longtime friend of our community.  If you make a quick search of his name you will see that Salah has made many excellent contributions to the original Saker Blog too.  For all these reasons, Salah is most definitely one of us, a member of our Saker community. PressTV writes: France has been repeatedly accused of repressing political speech since Charlie Hebdo attacks more than a year ago. There have been hundreds of people victimized by mere accusations, and one such victim is a schoolteacher who is now fighting for his job and his dignity. Press TV’s Ramin Mazaheri brings us the story from Paris.
Here is, also, an English language (with intro in Arabic) video explaining his ordeal in Egypt:
IMPORTANT: I urge you all to take action to defend our friend and to sign t…

Nuclear Leak Near New York City

New York City’s nuclear power plant leaking ‘uncontrollable radioactive flow’ into Hudson River February 26, 2016 in News by RBN inShare

Henry Giroux on The National Insecurity State

America's Addiction to Terrorism

The National Insecurity State

By Henry A. Giroux
The following excerpt, "The National Insecurity State," is from America's Addiction to Terrorism:February 26, 2016 "Information Clearing House" - "Monthly Review Press" -  I think it is fair to say, following Hannah Arendt's Eichmann in Jerusalem, that each country ravaged by neoliberalism and its attack on the social state will develop its own form of authoritarianism rooted in the historical, pedagogical, and cultural traditions that enable it to reproduce itself. In the United States, a "soft war" is being waged on the cultural front aided by the new electronic technologies of consumerism and surveillance. There is a full-fledged effort to conscript the pedagogical influence of various cultural apparatuses, extending from schools and older forms of media, on the one hand, to new media and digital modes of communication, on the other. These educational t…

Why Brexit Woud Be Good for Europe and Russia

Why «Brexit» Would Be Good News for Russia
Finian CUNNINGHAM
 | 25.02.2016 | 14:00Britain will make a once-in-a-lifetime decision in the coming months on whether to leave the European Union. Both Washington and Moscow have a lot at stake. While the US needs Britain to remain within the EU in order to do its bidding, Russia’s interests might be better served by a historic split.  The referendum on the so-called «Brexit» is to take place on June 23. It follows Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron announcing a reform package hammered out with other European leaders last week. Cameron is endorsing EU membership, claiming that his reforms have given Britons the «best of both worlds» – that is, a measure of national independence while retaining economic benefits from being still part of the EU bloc.  The last time Britain held a similar referendum was back in 1975, when a strong majority voted in favor of remaining in the then 12-member European Economic Community (EEC).  Four decades on, t…

U.K. Supports Saudi Terror

UK Targeted in EU Arms Embargo Against Saudi Arabia

By Felicity Arbuthnot

February 26, 2016 "Information Clearing House" - Only days after Prime Minister David Cameron’s embarrassing Little Englander strut around the European Parliament attempting to dictate – sorry, “negotiate” – new terms for Britain’s membership of the European Union, the EU Parliament has delivered a backhanded, but unmistakable, blow to the UK and its partner in crime, Saudi Arabia.
As Saudi decimates Yemen with British made bombs and missiles, dropped from British aircraft, advised by British military experts based in the Saudi Command and Control Centre, the European Parliament voted on Thursday, February 25th, for an EU-wide arms embargo against Saudi in protest at its assault on its southern neighbor.
The Parliament cited the “disastrous humanitarian situation” as a result of the “Saudi-led military intervention in Yemen”.
“The vote does not compel EU member states to act but it does increase pressure on…