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30 September, 2014

Israel’s Mossad now recruits agents online!

Israeli intelligence has given up to modern trends and introduced an online questionnaire for would-be spies. Unlike the businesslike CIA or MI5 web draft campaigns, Israelis are luring volunteers with mystery halo always shrouding Mossad’s activities.”

Mossad has become one of the last intelligence agencies in the world that vouchsafed to recruiting volunteer spies online, facilitating the induction process for those who always wanted to be a secret agent, but considered it unattainable.”

The agency’s online recruiting website, available in Arabic, English, French, Hebrew, Persian and Russian, looks like a creatively designed product, wrapping spy activities in bright and attractive packaging. The intelligence outlet calls on to potential candidates to 'create history,' make their life and 'join the invisible to make the impossible.'”

The internet resource contains general information about Mossad, its history, directors and an initial online job application. In case a candidate is invited for an interview, there are three more detailed forms to be completed by hand: a medical confidentiality/information authorization, security questionnaire and another security questionnaire for a spouse/partner.”


Μοσάντ: Στρατολόγηση μέσω διαδικτύου!

Η Mossad είναι μια από τις τελευταίες υπηρεσίες πληροφοριών στον κόσμο που κατέφυγαν στην στρατολόγηση μέσω διαδικτύου προκειμένου να διευκολύνουν όσους ήθελαν πάντα να γίνουν μυστικοί πράκτορες αλλά το θεωρούσαν αδύνατο.”

Στο σχετικό site που έφτιαξε για αυτό το σκοπό η ισραηλινή υπηρεσία περιγράφονται με πολύ φανταχτερά χρώματα οι δραστηριότητες ενός κατάσκοπου στα αραβικά, στα αγγλικά, στα γαλλικά, στα εβραϊκά, στα περσικά και στα ρώσικα. Η Mossad καλεί τους υποψήφιους 'να γράψουν ιστορία', να φτιάξουν την ζωή τους και να 'ενταχθούν στο αόρατο για να κάνουν το αδύνατο'.”

Στο site υπάρχει ένα ερωτηματολόγιο που πρέπει να συμπληρώσουν οι υποψήφιοι και το οποίο περιλαμβάνει ερωτήσεις για τα προσωπικά ενδιαφέροντα του καθενός αλλά και τα κίνητρά του. Εάν ο εθελοντής κληθεί σε συνέντευξη τότε θα πρέπει να συμπληρώσει άλλες τρεις φόρμες που αφορούν θέματα υγείας, προσωπικές πληροφορίες του ίδιου και προσωπικές πληροφορίες για τον σύντροφο ή τον σύζυγο.”

Ακόμη περιλαμβάνει ένα βίντεο όπου εκθειάζονται οι μυστικές δραστηριότητες και η χρήση υψηλής τεχνολογίας όπως drones και συστήματα επικοινωνίας με σκοπό να εμπνευστούν οι ενθουσιώδεις της κατασκοπείας. Δεν δίνει όμως πολλές πληροφορίες γιατί 'οι επιχειρήσεις της Mossad είναι μυστικές και οι άνθρωποί της ανώνυμοι'.”


29 September, 2014

Cold War 2.0 : Russia to upgrade nuclear and conventional arsenals

While Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov, tried to appear placatory to the Western block, concerning Russia's moves to modernize nuclear and conventional arsenals, various signs show that both Western and Sino-Russian blocks entered a new frenzied arms race.

Russia’s investment in its military is not a sign of a looming new arms race but rather a long-overdue modernization, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said in an interview with RT and the VGTRK media corporation.”

Lavrov was commenting on the US plan to overhaul its nuclear arsenals, which was announced by President Barack Obama this week.'The US nuclear arsenal is somewhat younger than ours, but perhaps it is also time for them to upgrade it. I just hope that the US will abide by the provisions of the New START treaty, which are legally binding,' Lavrov said. 'It is fine to upgrade your stockpile, replacing old weapons with new ones, but there are certain restrictions on how many weapons you can have, and all these restrictions are still in place.'”

Moscow needs a strong defensive force because it sees hostile actions by NATO, an organization rooted in the past that never ceased to see Russia as an enemy, Lavrov said.”

The minister said he doubts that the current period of tension with the West will reach the level of the old Cold War. But Western politicians are trapped in their own anti-Russian rhetoric, he said.”

Lavrov called on the West, and particularly the US, to stop trying to do everything their own way with no consideration for the bigger picture and the interests of other nations.”

27 September, 2014

Italy closer to the ECB trap

Mario Draghi, the ECB President, continues to profess optimism that the Eurozone will recover in the 2nd half of this year. Hopefully, his native country is not the basis for this optimism.”

Last year it stayed within its Maastricht deficit limit of 3% of GDP. Indeed, the government had a 2.2% primary surplus. And yet public debt rose, as a % of GDP, from 127% to 132.6%! Which means that Italy must keep borrowing (in net terms) even if it has the largest primary surplus in the Eurozone and manages to stay within the Maastricht deficit limits. In euro terms, it needs to pay annually 85 billion in interest (on a €2 trillion debt) of which it must borrow €50 billion.”

From this perspective, the Renzi government, but also its neoliberal detractors, are in a bind. The only solution (i.e. in confronting Merkel) is outside their remit and imagination. Thus, they keep falling deeper and deeper into the vortex. Meanwhile, Germany’s polity shows no signs of even an interest in discussing the substance.”


... we should expect a new attack quite soon against the spreads of Spain and Italy, forcing these countries to turn to ECB permanently as the exclusive source of funding, which means that they will adopt new austerity measures and further dismantling of the social state and labor rights, as required by the banks and multinational cartels and as it happens again and again in Greece.”

Α short story of how a country can be loaded with 40 billion euros additional debt in just one day”

Draghi's latest moves ( confirmed two things: First, the hegemony of the banking elite is established for good in the eurozone area. Second, more money will be circulated amongst the strongest financial institutions with the heavily suffered real economy begging one more time for cash.”

We will start with Italy and Spain. We will order rating agencies to attack, exclude them from markets and throw them to the ECB trap. They will be forced to take similar measures, as Greece did, in order to receive liquidity. Then, we will attack France and Germany.”

UNHCR: More than 51 million forcibly displaced in 2013

UNHCR's new 'Asylum Trends' report, which is based on data received from 44 governments in Europe, North America and parts of the Asia-Pacific, says 330,700 people asked for refugee status in these 44 countries between the start of January and the end of June. The figure marks a rise of 24 per cent from the same period a year earlier, and slightly higher than in the second half of last year (328,100 claims).”

The report warned that, based on historical trends showing higher numbers of asylum-seekers in the second half of each year, 2014 could produce as many as 700,000 claimswhich would make it the highest level in industrialized countries in 20 years and a level not seen since the 1990s conflict in former Yugoslavia.

Of the net overall increase in new claims shown in the report, more than two thirds of these were in just six countries – Germany, the United States, France, Sweden, Turkey and Italy.”

Overall, Syria was the main country of origin of people seeking asylum with a more than two-fold increase (48,400 claims compared to 18,900 in the same period in 2013). Iraq, where hundreds of thousands of people have become newly displaced this year, produced 21,300 asylum applications, followed by Afghanistan (19,300) and Eritrea (18,900).”

Applications for refugee status in industrialized countries are just one element in the global picture of forced displacement from wars and conflict. As of the end of 2013, some 51.2 million people were forcibly displaced worldwide. Most remain either internally displaced within their own countries, else as refugees hosted in states bordering onto war zones.”

Ύπατη Αρμοστεία: Πάνω από 51 εκατομμύρια βίαια εκτοπισμένοι το 2013

Η νέα έκθεση της Υ.Α. για τις 'Τάσεις Ασύλου', η οποία βασίζεται σε στοιχεία από 44 κυβερνήσεις στην Ευρώπη, τη Βόρεια Αμερική και περιοχές της Ασίας-Ειρηνικού, αναφέρει ότι 330.700 άνθρωποι ζήτησαν το προσφυγικό καθεστώς σε αυτές τις χώρες από τις αρχές Ιανουαρίου μέχρι το τέλος Ιουνίου. Ο αριθμός αυτός αντιστοιχεί σε αύξηση κατά 24%,σε σύγκριση με την προηγούμενη χρονιά και είναι ελαφρώς υψηλότερος από το δεύτερο εξάμηνο του περασμένου έτους (όταν κατατέθηκαν 328.100 αιτήματα ασύλου).”
Η έκθεση προειδοποιεί ότι το 2014 θα μπορούσαν να υπάρξουν μέχρι και 700.000 αιτήσεις ασύλου, καθώς, ιστορικά, σημειώνονται περισσότερα αιτήματα κατά το δεύτερο εξάμηνο κάθε έτους. Ο αριθμός αυτός θα είναι ο υψηλότερος των τελευταίων 20 ετών για τις βιομηχανικά ανεπτυγμένες χώρες, αγγίζοντας επίπεδα που δεν έχουν παρατηρηθεί από τη δεκαετία του 1990 και τις συγκρούσεις στην πρώην Γιουγκοσλαβία.

Παρά τη συνολική αύξηση των νέων αιτήσεων ασύλου που εμφανίζεται στην έκθεση, περισσότερα από τα δύο τρίτα των αιτημάτων έγιναν σε έξι μόλις χώρες – στη Γερμανία, τις Ηνωμένες Πολιτείες, τη Γαλλία, τη Σουηδία, την Τουρκία και την Ιταλία.”

Συνολικά, η Συρία ήταν η κύρια χώρα προέλευσης των ατόμων που ζήτησαν άσυλο, με υπερδιπλασιασμό του αριθμού τους (48.400 αιτήσεις σε σύγκριση με τις 18.900 την ίδια περίοδο του 2013). Από το Ιράκ, όπου εκατοντάδες χιλιάδες άνθρωποι εκτοπίστηκαν φέτος, προήλθαν 21.300 αιτήσεις ασύλου. Ακολουθεί το Αφγανιστάν (19.300) και η Ερυθραία (18.900).”

Ο αριθμός των ατόμων οι οποίοι υπέβαλαν αίτημα διεθνούς προστασίας στις 44 βιομηχανικά ανεπτυγμένες χώρες που καλύπτονται από την έκθεση αποτελεί ένα μόνο στοιχείο της συνολικής εικόνας του αναγκαστικού εκτοπισμού λόγω πολέμων και συγκρούσεων. Παγκοσμίως, 51,2 εκατομμύρια άνθρωποι είχαν υποστεί βίαιο εκτοπισμό μέχρι το τέλος του 2013. Οι περισσότεροι είτε είναι εσωτερικά εκτοπισμένοι εντός των συνόρων της χώρας τους είτε φιλοξενούνται ως πρόσφυγες σε κράτη που συνορεύουν με εμπόλεμες ζώνες.”

26 September, 2014

26 September: International Day against nuclear weapons

... but things are looking really bad in the new Cold War

Friday, 26th September marks the first ever Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons as decreed by the United Nations General Assembly and events are being organised around the world by anti-nuclear networks such as UNFOLD ZERO and ICAN (the International Campaign Against Nuclear Weapons).”

Alyn Ware, Right Livelihood Laureate and co-founder of the UNFOLD ZERO campaign said, ‘There are over 16,000 nuclear weapons in the world. The use of any nuclear weapon by accident, miscalculation or intent would create catastrophic human, environmental and financial consequences. There should be zero nuclear weapons in the world.’”

US war doctrine has been changed. US nuclear weapons are no longer restricted to a retaliatory force, but have been elevated to the role of preemptive nuclear attack.”

... Washington thinks nuclear war can be won and is planning for a first strike on Russia, and perhaps China, in order to prevent any challenge to Washington’s world hegemony.”

The United States plans to spend more than $1 trillion to revitalize its antiquated nuclear arsenal over the next three decades, according to a new report.”

The Washington Post has published an exclusive report about the US National Security Agency’s surveillance activities, but withheld information of 'considerable intelligence value,' including a secret overseas nuclear project.”

A British cross-party commission has voted in favor of keeping the Trident nuclear missile system, saying nuclear weapons could deter threats to UK's security.”

... such an "official channel" may inject information inside the web, the information goes viral, and finally, people will start to get used to the idea of even the most terrifying scenarios, like those of a nuclear conflict, or, radical population control.”

Under the pretext of responding to a federal budget sequestration, the CSIS study suggests the United States 'maintain its full triad of bombers, submarines, and intercontinental ballistic missiles meant to deter or carry out nuclear warfare' as emphasis shifts from the Middle East to an ultimate confrontation with Russia and China.”

Connor added Moscow and Beijing are committed to have an undersea nuclear deterrent capability with a strong naval component.”

Chinese officials believe Washington is seeking an excuse to upgrade the country’s nuclear arsenal.”

I have a very difficult time believing that the Russians or the Chinese are going to jump the gun as far as military actions are concerned. They understand what the stakes are, because the next war, if there is a war, is not going to be fought with tactical weapons, it is going to be a thermonuclear war, which very well could be the end of civilization.”

Παγκοσμιοποιημένοι πόλεμοι: Οποιοσδήποτε μπορεί να πολεμήσει εναντίον οποιουδήποτε

Το σχέδιο εξελίσσεται όπως θέλουν οι ελίτ καθώς τα έθνη-κράτη πλησιάζουν προς την οριστική τους διάλυση

του system failure

Από την Ουκρανία έως την Μέση Ανατολή, παρατηρούμε διαφόρων ειδών μαχητές, από πολλές εθνότητες, να πολεμούν στο πλευρό του κάθε αντιπάλου. Ιδιωτικοί στρατοί, μισθοφόροι και τυχοδιώκτες δίνουν το παρόν στα πεδία των μαχών, πολλοί από αυτούς έχοντας ως αποκλειστικό στόχο να κερδίσουν περισσότερα χρήματα. Οι παγκοσμιοποιημένοι πόλεμοι είναι ένα γεγονός και λειτουργούν υπέρ αυτών που στοχεύουν στην διάλυση των εθνών-κρατών.

Η εικόνα με τους ενόπλους της ISIS να "υμνούν" την διάλυση των συνόρων μεταξύ Ιράκ-Συρίας, είναι χαρακτηριστική. Οι δυνάμεις που βρίσκονται πίσω από την τεχνητή κατασκευή πολλών εθνών-κρατών στη Μέση Ανατολή και αλλού, έχουν αποφασίσει ότι τώρα δεν εξυπηρετούν τα σχέδιά τους για ολοκληρωτική, παγκόσμια κυριαρχία.

Οι απειλές των ενόπλων της ISIS που αφορούν επιθέσεις εντός των Δυτικών κρατών, εξυπηρετούν τέλεια τον νέο σχεδιασμό, που είναι η μεταφορά των πολέμων και των διαφόρων συγκρούσεων, από τα σύνορα στα μεγάλα αστικά κέντρα. Πράγματι, από τη στιγμή που κάποιος πολίτης οποιασδήποτε χώρας της Δύσης, ο οποίος πρόσκειται στην ISIS ή σε κάποια άλλη εξτρεμιστική οργάνωση, είναι αποφασισμένος να πεθάνει σκορπώντας τον θάνατο μέσα σ'ένα λουτρό αίματος, στην καρδιά αυτής της χώρας, η προστασία των συνόρων φαίνεται ότι είναι μάταιη και οι πολίτες αρχίζουν να αναρωτιούνται για την δυνατότητα του έθνους-κράτους να τους προστατεύει.

Επιπλέον, το συστημικό κατεστημένο έχει μια νέα δικαιολογία να ενισχύσει τα μέτρα καταστολής μέσω μιας ολοένα και πιο στρατιωτικοποιημένης αστυνομίας, ενισχύοντας την απέχθεια των πολιτών απέναντι στο κράτος. Το Δυτικό αστικό κράτος όχι μόνο αποτυγχάνει να προστατέψει τους πολίτες, αλλά αντιθέτως, στρέφεται εναντίον τους.

Αλλά δεν είναι μόνο αυτό. Καθώς η οικονομική κρίση έπληξε σοβαρά πολλές Δυτικές χώρες, απειλώντας ακόμα και τις πιο ανεπτυγμένες χώρες της ευρωζώνης, καθώς το κράτος πρόνοιας διαλύεται και η πλειοψηφία υποφέρει από δυσβάσταχτους φόρους και μέτρα λιτότητας, ενώ την ίδια στιγμή οι κυβερνήσεις-μαριονέτες προχωρούν σε όλο και περισσότερες φοροαπαλλαγές για τις οικονομικές ελίτ και τους τραπεζίτες που διασώθηκαν με τα λεφτά των φορολογουμένων, όλο και περισσότεροι άνθρωποι αρχίζουν να αναρωτιούνται για την αναγκαιότητα ύπαρξης του έθνους-κράτους.

Στην ουσία, έχουμε να κάνουμε με έναν φαύλο κύκλο: Όσο μεγαλώνει η φτώχεια και η ανισότητα, τόσο ο εξτρεμισμός βρίσκει νέο υλικό, ειδικά ανάμεσα στους νέους ανθρώπους που υποφέρουν από την ανεργία. Όσο μεγαλώνει ο εξτρεμισμός, τόσο αυξάνεται η καταστολή του κράτους εναντίον των πολιτών, κ.ο.κ. Και όλο αυτό, οδηγεί τελικά σε μια αυξανόμενη στρατιωτικοποίηση της αστυνομίας, προσανατολισμένη να επιχειρεί στην καρδιά των μεγάλων αστικών κέντρων.

Δεν θα υπάρχει ανάγκη διάκρισης μεταξύ στρατού και αστυνομίας στο μέλλον: “Δεν είναι τυχαίο ότι οι πολεμικές βιομηχανίες, κατασκευάζουν και επιδεικνύουν διάφορα οπλικά συστήματα που σχεδιάζονται για να χρησιμοποιηθούν μέσα σε αστικά κέντρα για την καταστολή πιθανών εξεγέρσεων. Δεν θα υπάρχει "εξωτερικός εχθρός" στο μέλλον. Η απειλή για το κυρίαρχο σύστημα θα έρχεται από το εσωτερικό, από τα μεγάλα αστικά κέντρα. Στρατιώτες-ρομπότ θα προστατεύουν εργάτες-ρομπότ και τις πλουτοπαραγωγικές πηγές.” (

Η άρχουσα τάξη ελέγχει όλες τις διόδους και προετοιμάζει ένα μέλλον απόλυτα προσαρμοσμένο στα συμφέροντά της, όχι μόνο μέσα από την στρατιωτικοποίηση της αστυνομίας, αλλά και μέσω της ιδιωτικοποίησής της, υπό την ανοχή της πλειοψηφίας, η οποία ήδη βλέπει το κράτος ως μια εχθρική δύναμη.

Τα δημοψηφίσματα, όπως αυτό στη Σκωτία, δείχνουν την απόγνωση των ανθρώπων να ξεφύγουν από μια τέτοια κατάσταση, αλλά η αμηχανία των Σκωτσέζων ήταν ολοφάνερη. Κανένας δεν γνώριζε ουσιαστικά τι θα συνέβαινε την επομένη, σε περίπτωση που υπερίσχυε η ψήφος υπέρ της ανεξαρτησίας. Από την άλλη, η προπαγάνδα του φόβου επιστρατεύτηκε και σε αυτή την περίπτωση, από ένα σύστημα που έδειξε κάποια σημάδια πανικού, όπως έγινε αρκετές φορές στην Ελλάδα της κρίσης. Γιατί άραγε; Ίσως η απάντηση να βρίσκεται στην εναλλακτική του αναδυόμενου Σινο-Ρωσικού μπλοκ: “Αυτό που βλέπουμε τώρα, είναι μια αδυσώπητη μάχη με το χρόνο. Από τη μια, η Ρωσία και η Κίνα, μαζί με τα υπόλοιπα μέλη των BRICS (Βραζιλία, Ν.Αφρική, Ινδία), προσπαθούν να απεμπλακούν από το δολάριο και να δημιουργήσουν το δικό τους νομισματικό σύστημα, ώστε να είναι απόλυτα ανεξάρτητες, από την άλλη, οι νεοσυντηρητικές μαριονέτες των τραπεζών και των εταιριών στις ΗΠΑ βρίσκονται σε πανικό και προσπαθούν απεγνωσμένα να βρουν μια αφορμή για να ωθήσουν τη Ρωσία σε πόλεμο και να ανακόψουν έτσι την απειλή για τα σχέδιά τους. Έτσι εξηγείται, σε μεγάλο βαθμό, η αγωνία τους να σύρουν τη Ρωσία σε ένα θερμό επεισόδιο.” (

Globalized wars: Anyone can fight against anyone

The plan evolves according to the willing of the elites as nation-states approach their permanent dissolution

by system failure

From Ukraine to Middle East, we see all kinds of fighters of various nationalities fighting on both sides. Private armies, mercenaries and fortune hunters are present in various battlefields, many of them aiming only to earn more money. Globalized wars are here and doing the job of those who dream the dissolution of nation-states.

The picture of the ISIS fighters praising the dissolving of the Iraqi-Syrian borders is characteristic. The powers behind the artificial construction of many nation-states, in the Middle-East and elsewhere, have now decided that these are not useful anymore as they cannot serve their plans for total, global domination.

ISIS fighters' threats concerning potential attacks in Western countries serve perfectly the plan, which is to transfer the wars from borders to urban centers. Indeed, since a citizen of any Western country, attached to the ISIS or other extremist groups, is determined to die in a bloodbath at the heart of this country, the protection of borders has no meaning, and citizens start to wonder about the ability of the nation-state to protect them.

Moreover, the systemic establishment finds another excuse to justify further suppression measures by an increasingly militarized police, thus increasing the hostility of the citizens against the state. The Western urban state not only fails to protect its citizens but on the contrary, is turning against them.

But it's not only that. As the economic crisis hit heavily many Western countries, threatening the most developed countries of the eurozone too, as the welfare state rapidly dissolved and the majority suffers from heavy taxes and austerity measures, while the governments-puppets vote more tax reliefs for the economic elites and banksters who have been bailed-out by the taxpayers, more and more people start to wonder about the necessity of the nation-state.

What we see here is actually a vicious cycle: The more the poverty and inequality grow, the more extremism finds new material, especially among the youngest people who suffer from unemployment. The more the extremism grows, the more the suppression imposed by the state to the citizens increases, and so on. And this gives the suitable justification for an increasingly militarized police ready to operate at the heart of urban centers.

There will be no need for distinction between the army and the police in future: “It's not accidental that the arms industries demonstrate new weapons designed to be used inside urban areas for suppression of potential riots. There will be no 'outside enemy' in the future. The threat for the dominant system will come from the interior, the big urban centers. Soldier-robots will protect worker-robots and resources.” (

Thus ruling class is blocking all the ways and prepares the future adjusted to its interests not only through the police militarization, but also through the police privatization (, under the tolerance of the majority who already sees the state as a hostile force.

Scottish-type referendums show the desperation of people to escape from such a situation, but the puzzlement of the Scottish people was obvious. No one knew actually how the next day would be in case of independence. On the other hand, the propaganda of fear was launched in this case by the system which showed signs of panic, like many times in Greece the latest years of crisis. Why? Maybe the answer can be found in the new Sino-Russian block alternative:

25 September, 2014

"Terra Nullius" and the modern colonialism

The global neoliberal dictatorship imposes policies without taking account people

An interesting story by Yanis Varoufakis*

"Terra Nullius" is a law term of Anglo-Saxon origin. Its roots go back to the philosophy of John Locke who developed the relation between human work with the right in land ownership.

Locke put the following question: When does someone has a true right on a piece of land? To answer this philosophically, he asks us to imagine a hypothetical case where some people discover a desert island where no man has gone until now, it's not even on the map. The people land on the island and declare that it belongs to them. Do they have the right to do that? Locke asks. Yes, he answers, under one condition: This land, not only should be empty of people - “Terra Nullius” - which means that no one else should have rights upon it, but also, the people who just arrived should work on this land, producing goods. Then, the part of this land that they will cultivate, will belong to them and no one - individuals or states- will have a right to take it from them.

In a sense, this was the beginning of the political economy which much later developed by Marx. It's not accidental that Marx starts, as Locke, with the hypothesis that everything resulting from human toil, that the value of things result from the work they contain. It's a hypothesis upon which Marx built his economic theories, the three volumes of "Capital", for example.

When the British arrived in Australia in 1788 as colonists, they were determined to declare it as their property. But how could that stand in the English law concerning property rights, as this was based on John Locke? The only way to persuade themselves that, in the end, they had rights on the Australian land, was to consider it as “Terra Nullius”, cultivate it and thus declare that rightfully belongs to them.

There was a "small problem" of course. The "Terra" was not "Nullius". It was already inhabitable by five million Aboriginals. How did they solve this problem? Simply, they supported that Aboriginals were not one hundred percent humans! They characterized this way Australia as "Terra Nullius" concerning people. The result is known: The wiping of Aboriginals who, today, questionably reach 150 thousands. This vulgar classification of pre-1788 Australia as "Terra Nullius", was abolished in 1988 by the Australian Supreme Court, that is 200 years later.

This story concerns not only Australia. It concerns all the cases of colonialism, of the systematic suppression of a people by another. Greece may not be considered officially-legally as "Terra Nullius" by the Troika, but Greeks, Spaniards, Portuguese, Irish, German poor, ghetto inhabitants around the Paris suburbs, were ultimately treated as less than one hundred percent humans. These countries and regions are considered institutionally empty, with no populations who have the right to shape their future. Any memorandums would not be written as they are written today, if their writers would not had a dose of "Terra Nullius" in their way of thinking.

* From the premiere of the radio broadcast "Terra Nullius" with Yanis Varoufakis at the Greek radio station "Sto Kokkino"

In such an environment everyone will be left alone to survive. Human life will totally lose value. This is the return to perfect barbarism. Many still believe in the myth of the free market. They have an ideal situation in mind where everyone will be free from the state suppression and the free market will drive societies and individuals to balance and prosperity. It's just an illusion because in reality the game is more rigged than ever. We are not talking about capitalism, not even neoliberalism. We are talking about the new global, brutal feudalism!

US policy in the Middle East brilliantly explained in a few sentences

The mess created by the US

by Aubrey Bailey

Are you confused by what is going on in the Middle East? Let me explain.

We [the US] support the Iraqi government in the fight against Islamic State. We don't like IS, but IS is supported by Saudi Arabia, whom we do like.

We don't like President Assad in Syria. We support the fight against him, but not IS, which is also fighting against him.

We don't like Iran, but Iran supports the Iraqi government against IS. So, some of our friends support our enemies and some of our enemies are our friends, and some of our enemies are fighting against our other enemies, whom we want to lose, but we don't want our enemies who are fighting our enemies to win.

If the people we want to defeat are defeated, they might be replaced by people we like even less. And all this was started by us invading a country to drive out terrorists who weren't actually there until we went in to drive them out.

Do you understand now?


24 September, 2014

Final death toll from the latest Gaza conflict

504 Palestinian children are confirmed killed during the 50 day war. The cumulative death toll among Palestinians is at least 2,152, including 260 women, according to the continued collection of preliminary data by the Protection Cluster from various sources. It is reported that the cumulative Israeli fatality toll is 71, of whom 66 were soldiers and one civilian fatality was a child.

The situation in Gaza remains tense. In addition to a projectile being fired towards Israel on 16 September, there have also been a number of incidents of Israeli Navy opening fire towards Palestinian fishing boats (on 15 and 17 September). Palestinians in Gaza continue to feel uncertain about the future, expressing concern about the unstable political and security environment and ongoing deterioration in the socioeconomic situation.

Full last emergency report:

Anti-Russian sanctions drive rapid de-dollarization

Western sanctions are having an unintended effect. They are accelerating the birth of a parallel ecosystem where countries not allied to the West are able to operate without the constant threat of sanctions. Free of western control, this alternative platform is gaining traction at a surprisingly fast pace.”

The move towards a non-western world is happening most rapidly in the area of finance. This is hardly surprising because financial flows are easier to reroute – and replace – than say, a shipment of coal or an oil tanker.”

It is now abundantly clear to Moscow that the US-UK evil twins are not content with symbolic sanctions but are really out to destroy its economy. Anticipating this blow to its financial jugular, Russia had in July drawn up a law that would create a local equivalent of SWIFT.”

Vesti Finance says sanctions aimed at restricting Russian access to finance will have almost no sense, since Russian companies will find the necessary money in China. And the Chinese are keen to increase the impact of the renminbi and turn it into the world’s reserve currency.”

The move to a parallel payment system is happening in tandem with the ditching of the US dollar on which the entire US economy – and hegemony – pivots. The dollar’s status as the reserve currency is due to it being the only currency accepted de-dollarizationin the petroleum market, which is why it’s also known as the petrodollar. That’s about to change as Russia and other emerging powers are planning to drop the petrodollar and end the dollar’s reserve status.”

... the Russian oil company [Gazprom Neft] has started shipping oil from the Arctic and the tankers will arrive in European ports this month, with payment to be received in rubles. Gazprom will also deliver oil via the Eastern Siberia-Pacific Ocean pipeline (ESPO), accepting payment in Chinese renminbi.”

Worth mentioning is that the Siberia-sized $400 billion gas contract with China – which Moscow and Beijing had haggled over for a decade – finally got inked in May 2014, after westerns sanctions kicked in.”

So in effect, by not playing by the rules and systems set by the West they are creating an alternative arrangement in which they neither enter into conflict situations with the West nor enter into subservient alliances (like those offered to South Korea and Japan). Years from now, westerners will ruefully look back at the sanctions as the tipping point that ushered in a world without the West.”

Full article:

What we see now, is a cruel battle with time. On the one hand, Russia and China, together with the rest of the BRICS, are trying to get rid of the dollar and form their own currency system to gain complete independence, on the other, the neocon banking-corporate puppets in the US are in panic and seek desperately a pretext to come to war with Russia and put an end to this threat for their plans. This explains their agony to drag Russia into a warm conflict.

Western block's actions not only failed to isolate Russia, but seems that managed to expand Russia's and China's geopolitical influence. [...] This is a unique opportunity for Argentina and Latin America to show to other debt-enslaved countries that there is an alternative against the money market tyranny.

"Terra Nullius" και σύγχρονη αποικιοκρατία

Η παγκόσμια νεοφιλελεύθερη δικτατορία επιβάλλει πολιτικές χωρίς να λογαριάζει καθόλου τους ανθρώπους

Μια ενδιαφέρουσα αφήγηση από τον Γιάννη Βαρουφάκη*

Ο όρος "Terra Nullius", είναι νομικός, Αγγλοσαξονικής προέλευσης. Οι ρίζες του βρίσκονται στη φιλοσοφία του Τζον Λοκ, ο οποίος ανέδειξε τη σχέση του ανθρώπινου μόχθου-της εργασίας, με το δικαίωμα στην ιδιοκτησία γης.

Το ερώτημα που έθεσε ο Λοκ ήταν το εξής: Πότε έχει κάποιος πραγματικό δικαίωμα σε ένα κομμάτι γης; Για να απαντήσει φιλοσοφικά, μας ζητά να φανταστούμε τι γίνεται στην υποθετική περίπτωση που κάποιοι ανακαλύπτουν ένα ερημικό νησί, πάνω στο οποίο έως τώρα δεν έχει πατήσει άνθρωπος, δεν είναι καν στο χάρτη. Αποβιβάζονται σ'αυτό και δηλώνουν ότι τους ανήκει. Δικαιούνται να το κάνουν; Ρωτάει ο Λοκ. Ναι, απαντά, υπό έναν όρο: Όχι μόνο πρέπει να είναι κενή ανθρώπων αυτή η γη - “Terra Nullius” - δηλαδή να μην έχει κάποιος άλλος δικαιώματα πάνω της, αλλά επιπλέον, πρέπει οι νεόφερτοι να δουλέψουν τη γη αυτή, να χύσουν τον ιδρώτα πάνω της κάνοντάς την να παραγάγει καρπούς-σοδειές. Τότε, όση απ'αυτή τη γη καταφέρουν να καλλιεργήσουν με το μόχθο τους, σε όση απ'αυτή τη γη αναμείξουν την εργασία τους, αυτή η γη είναι δική τους και κανένας, άτομο ή κράτος, δεν νομιμοποιείται να τους την πάρει, να την σφετεριστεί.

Υπό μία έννοια, αυτή η άποψη, ήταν η απαρχή της πολιτικής οικονομίας, που πολύ αργότερα συνέχισε ο Μαρξ. Δεν είναι τυχαίο ότι ο Μαρξ ξεκινά, όπως και ο Λοκ, με την υπόθεση ότι τα πάντα προκύπτουν από τον ανθρώπινο μόχθο, ότι η αξία των πραγμάτων προκύπτει από την εργασία που εμπεριέχουν. Μια υπόθεση πάνω στην οποία ο Μαρξ έχτισε τις οικονομικές του θεωρίες, τους τρεις τόμους του "Κεφαλαίου", για παράδειγμα.

Όταν οι Άγγλοι έφτασαν στην Αυστραλία το 1788, σαν αποικιοκράτες, ήταν αποφασισμένοι να την κηρύξουν όλη δική τους, ιδιοκτησία τους. Πώς όμως μπορούσε αυτό να σταθεί στο Αγγλικό δίκαιο, το οποίο, όσον αφορούσε τα ιδιοκτησιακά δικαιώματα, βασιζόταν στον Τζον Λοκ; Ο μόνος τρόπος να πείσουν τους εαυτούς τους ότι είχαν δικαίωμα στη γη της Αυστραλίας, ήταν να τη θεωρήσουν “Terra Nullius”-κενή γη, να αποβιβαστούν σ'αυτή, να την καλλιεργήσουν και έτσι να θεωρήσουν πως είναι δικαιωματικά δική τους.

Υπήρχε βέβαια ένα "προβληματάκι". Η "Terra" δεν ήταν "Nullius", κατοικούνταν ήδη από 5 εκατομμύρια Αβορίγινες. Πώς έλυσαν το πρόβλημα οι Άγγλοι έποικοι; Απλά υποστήριξαν ότι οι ιθαγενείς δεν ήταν 100% άνθρωποι! Χαρακτήρισαν έτσι την Αυστραλιανή ήπειρο "Terra Nullius" όσον αφορά τους ανθρώπους. Το αποτέλεσμα ήταν γνωστό: Το ξεκλήρισμα των Αβορίγινων που σήμερα, από τα αρχικά 5 εκατομμύρια ψυχών, είναι ζήτημα να επιβιώνουν 150 χιλιάδες. Ο χυδαίος νομικός χαρακτηρισμός, της προ του 1788 Αυστραλίας ως "Terra Nullius", ανατράπηκε το 1988, από το ανώτατο δικαστήριο της Αυστραλίας, δηλαδή 200 χρόνια μετά.

Η ιστορία αυτή δεν αφορά μόνο την Αυστραλία. Αφορά όλες τις περιπτώσεις της αποικιοκρατίας. Της συστηματικής καταπίεσης ενός λαού από έναν άλλον. Μπορεί η Ελλάδα σήμερα να μην θεωρείται, επισήμως-νομικά, "Terra Nullius", από την Τρόικα, όμως οι Έλληνες, οι Ισπανοί, οι Πορτογάλοι, οι Ιρλανδοί, οι Γερμανοί πτωχοί, οι κάτοικοι των γκέτο στις συνοικίες που περιτριγυρίζουν το Παρίσι, αντιμετωπίζονται εν τέλει ως κάτι λιγότερο από 100% άνθρωποι. Οι χώρες, οι περιοχές αυτές, οι συνοικίες τους, θεωρούνται θεσμικά κενές, στερούμενες πληθυσμών που να έχουν το δικαίωμα να διαμορφώνουν οι ίδιοι το μέλλον τους. Τα μνημόνια δεν θα γράφονταν όπως γράφτηκαν, αν δεν υπήρχε μια δόση της νοοτροπίας του "Terra Nullius" στο νου των συγγραφέων τους.

* Από την πρεμιέρα της εκπομπής "Terra Nullius" του Γιάννη Βαρουφάκη στον ραδιοφωνικό σταθμό "Στο Κόκκινο"

Ολόκληρη η εκπομπή:

Σε ένα τέτοιο περιβάλλον, ο καθένας θα προσπαθεί μόνος του να επιβιώσει. Η ανθρώπινη ζωή θα χάσει κάθε αξία. Μιλάμε δηλαδή για την επιστροφή στην απόλυτη βαρβαρότητα. Πολλοί πιστεύουν ακόμα στο μύθο της ελεύθερης αγοράς. Έχουν στο μυαλό τους μια ιδανική κατάσταση, όπου ο καθένας θα είναι απαλλαγμένος από την καταπίεση του κράτους και η ελεύθερη αγορά θα οδηγήσει τις κοινωνίες και τα άτομα σε μια ισορροπία και μια ευημερία. Είναι απλά μια αυταπάτη επειδή στην πραγματικότητα το παιχνίδι είναι πιο στημένο από ποτέ. Δεν μιλάμε για καπιταλισμό, ούτε καν για νεοφιλελευθερισμό. Μιλάμε για την νέα, παγκόσμια και βάναυση φεουδαρχία!

23 September, 2014

Ο Σαμαράς ως ικέτης στο Βερολίνο

του system failure

Η επίσκεψη Σαμαρά στο Βερολίνο και η συνάντηση με την Μέρκελ, αποτελεί μια ύστατη απόπειρα να ικετεύσει για βοήθεια, καθώς όλες οι πρόσφατες δημοσκοπήσεις δίνουν προβάδισμα στον ΣΥΡΙΖΑ.

Όλα δείχνουν ότι ο Σαμαράς θα ζητήσει χαλάρωση της αυστηρής λιτότητας που επιβάλλει το Βερολίνο, ενώ υπάρχουν πληροφορίες ότι ενδεχομένως να ζητηθεί και μια περαιτέρω ελάφρυνση του δημόσιου χρέους της Ελλάδας, μέσω ίσως μιας νέας επιμήκυνσης.

Αλλά και η θέση του Βερολίνου είναι δύσκολη καθώς, από τη μια, δεν θέλει να δυσαρεστήσει την Ευρωπαϊκή και Γερμανική τραπεζική και οικονομική ελίτ που κερδίζουν από την κρίση και επιδιώκουν μια επιτυχή ολοκλήρωση του πειράματος στην Ελλάδα που εξυπηρετεί απόλυτα τα σχέδιά τους, από την άλλη, δεν θέλει να ρισκάρει μια πιθανή αντι-νεοφιλελεύθερη κυβέρνηση συνασπισμού στην Ελλάδα με τον ΣΥΡΙΖΑ επικεφαλής.

Όλα δείχνουν ότι η Μέρκελ θα πει "όχι" στον Σαμαρά καθώς οι Γερμανοί έχουν άλλον ένα σοβαρό λόγο να επιμείνουν στις καταστροφικές τους πολιτικές: Να στείλουν ένα μήνυμα στη Αριστερά στην Ελλάδα και κατ'επέκταση στην Ευρώπη, να μην διανοηθούν να αλλάξουν τις επιβαλλόμενες πολιτικές σε περίπτωση που αναλάβουν την εξουσία.

Με άλλα λόγια, αυτό που βλέπουμε, είναι μια διαδικασία κατά την οποία η Γερμανική-Ευρωπαϊκή οικονομική ελίτ προσπαθεί να μεταμορφώσει την Ευρωπαϊκή Αριστερά σε μια φιλικότερη προς το σύστημα πολιτική δύναμη, όπως έγινε στο παρελθόν με τους Σοσιαλιστές, έτσι ώστε να διατηρήσει την κυριαρχία της και να επεκτείνει το Ελληνικό πείραμα σε όλη την Ευρώπη.

Η μάχη θα είναι σκληρή. Όποια και αν είναι τα σχέδια των Ευρωπαίων ολιγαρχών, μια μαζική και γρήγορη άνοδος της Αριστεράς στην Ευρώπη, είναι ίσως η μόνη ευκαιρία για την πλειοψηφία να κερδίσει τον νέο ταξικό πόλεμο αυτή τη φορά.

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Samaras to beg Merkel in Berlin

by system failure

The Greek PM, Antonis Samaras, is visiting Angela Merkel in Berlin today, in a last attempt to beg for assistance, as all recent polls show that SYRIZA "threat" would win in possible national elections in Greece.

All information show that Samaras will request a king of "relief" from the tightened austerity imposed by Berlin, while there is also some information speaking about a new discussion about the Greek debt, probably a further lengthening.

Berlin's position is also difficult, as on the one hand, it does not want to disturb the European and German banking and economic elites who are profiting from this crisis seeking for the successful completion of the experiment in Greece which totally serves their plans, on the other, it does not want to risk a possible anti-neoliberal coalition in Greece with the main Leftist party, SYRIZA, in charge.

All signs show that Angela will say "no" to Antonis, as the Germans have another reason to persist in their catastrophic policies: This is to send a signal to the rising Left in Greece, and consequently, to the Left in Europe, not to even think about to change the imposed policies in case they will come to power.

In other words, what we see now is a process during which, the German and European economic elites are trying to transform the European Left into a more systemic-friendly political power, as it has been done with the Socialists in the past, in order to maintain their sovereignty and expand the Greek experiment throughout Europe.

The battle will be cruel. Whatever the European oligarchs plan, a rapid and massive rise of the Left in Europe, is probably the only chance for the majority to win the new class war this time.

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Cold War 2.0 : The US to renew nuclear arsenal

Military armaments towards a frenzied course in the new Cold War era

The United States plans to spend more than $1 trillion to revitalize its antiquated nuclear arsenal over the next three decades, according to a new report.”

The Obama administration has dedicated a 'sprawling new plant' in Kansas City, Mo.--bigger than the Pentagon-- to modernize 'the aging weapons that the United States can fire from missiles, bombers and submarines,' ...”

The Kansas City National Security Campus is part of a 'wave of atomic revitalization that includes plans for a new generation of weapon carriers,' ...”

... because of 'political deals and geopolitical crises,' the Obama administration is overseeing an extensive modernization of its atomic arsenal while implementing only modest arms reductions, ...”

Gary Samore, Obama’s top nuclear adviser in his first term, said that Russia’s actions in Ukraine were a major factor. 'That has made any measure to reduce the stockpile unilaterally politically impossible.'

Congressional hawks believe that the new plan will put the United States in a 'stronger position if a new arms race breaks out' and hope the renovated nuclear plants could allow the US arsenal to 'expand rapidly' under a different president*, ...”


22 September, 2014

Cold War 2.0 : China's moves to avoid dangerous isolation

Military armaments towards a frenzied course in the new Cold War era

globinfo freexchange

As the US seek to isolate China, it seems that the Chinese are turning to the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), seeking to shield their inner security. The US moves in Asian Pasific (, show the ultimate target.

It appears that the SCO formation in 2001 was another tactical win by the Sino-Russian block, against the - occupied with the war on terrorism - West, to be used against future plans by the global neoliberal dictatorship, which would probably include the dissolution of the vast Russian territory and the dangerous isolation of China by land and sea. (

From August 24-29, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) held 'Peace Mission 2014' at China’s Zhurihe Training Base, in Inner Mongolia in North China. Peace Mission 2014 was the largest military exercise conducted by the SCO, with five of the six member countries participating (China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan but not Uzbekistan).”

The new Chinese leadership seems eager to cultivate defense ties with Russia. During Xi’s March 2013 Moscow visit, when he became the first Chinese president to visit the Russian Armed Forces Operational Command Center, Xi said that, 'My visit to the Russian Defense Ministry is intended to confirm that military, political and strategic relations between the two countries will strengthen as will cooperation between the Armed Forces of China and Russia.'”

At the time, PRC Defense Minister General Chang Wanquan told his Russian counterpart, General Sergei Shoigu, that 'China is ready to work with Russia to tap that potential and expand the scope of bilateral defense co-operation, so as to lift it to a new level.'”

At the beginning of Peace Mission 2014, General Valery Gerasimov, chief of the general staff of the armed forces of Russia, said that, 'Russia is ready to make joint efforts with China to lift the relationship to a new high.'”

NATO’s decision to suspend military cooperation and contacts with Russia following Moscow’s annexation of the Crimea is leading Moscow to place more emphasis on strengthening security cooperation with Beijing.”

The recent common military exercise by the SCO countries, was not only a message to Washington, but also a real test against provocative actions inside the Chinese territory. As the neocons have foolishly opened fronts in the Ukraine and Middle East, the Chinese probably fear that they may use other alternatives to weaken country's coherence, exploiting probably semi-autonomous regions. ( It would not be the first time of using such tactics after all. The nature of this exercise justifies such possibility.

Meanwhile, as the US see the global balances changing fast against them, any "confidence" left between the Sino-Russian and Western block, vanishes, leading to a dangerous frenzied race of military armaments from both sides:

US Navy’s top Atlantic Submarine Force commander Adm. Michael Connor has warned that Russian and Chinese naval forces are becoming capable of attacking American bases.”

About China, the admiral said the world has become multi-polar and the United States has competition for global influence and power from a rising China.”

Connor added Moscow and Beijing are committed to have an undersea nuclear deterrent capability with a strong naval component.”

Chinese officials believe Washington is seeking an excuse to upgrade the country’s nuclear arsenal.”

Experts warn that President Obama’s 'pivot' strategy towards Asia and the US military buildup in the Pacific could lead to a potential clash with China and Russia.”

Unfortunately, as it looks in this case, history indeed repeats itself.

It's a fact: Police privatization/militarization progressing fast!

... and how the system prepares public for this

If you thought no-knock SWAT raids to serve warrants for non-violent crimes was the epitome of tyranny, wait until you get a load of private mercenaries conducting special forces-type raids on American citizens.”

... California admits that Blackwater-like private 'security' contractors are now being used to 'police pot'. Mysterious soldiers repelled out of unmarked helicopters fully armed for war to raid legal medical cannabis gardens last month. They didn't identify themselves or present paperwork of any kind. They just destroyed the garden and left. Other witnesses claim this invading army is also 'confiscating' product.”

This is the ultimate 'feeler' story in the unfolding Totalitarian Tip-Toe if I've ever seen one. A quirky local story of 'mystery men' used to raise the public threshold of acceptable tyranny, aka legitimizing private-sector soldiers for law enforcement.”

The war machine seems to be testing to gauge how much terror they can inflict on peaceful Americans before they say WTF (See Ferguson) and, perhaps more importantly, to see if the public will allow this vast new market for war profiteers.”

The manipulation continued a day after this story was reported, when Alex Altman of TIME wrote 'Californians Turn to Private Security to Police Pot Country' as if all the citizens of California have agreed to this type of policing.”

At best our tax dollars are being used to fund private armies for large land owners. At worst, when will we see these warriors policing BLM land (aka National Parks)? Wait for it.”

The public is supposed to believe Lear is merely an environmental clean-up team doing community service who just so happens to have military special ops capability. How quaint. I didn't know litter maintenance required AR-15s. But who would opposed protecting the environment? Smart marketing.”

The creepiest thing about this development is that it's a clever more professional repackaging of a previous attempt to introduce private police in America.”

Well, we know the U.S. military uses private contractors in foreign wars, and we know the Pentagon is arming and militarizing domestic police, and we know the U.S. Army is training to enter law enforcement. It seems to me that it's all part of the plan to keep the war machine churning and to control the population.”


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We see a rise of private armies that act in various battlefields, like in Ukraine, exactly because in the absence of the nation-states and the national armies, someone has to protect the natural resources and the new means of production for the dominant elite.

But when the arms industry will fully automate the new weapons, private armies will only serve as assistance to fully automated war machines. We already see the test fields of the weapons of future˙ the drones in Afghanistan, Iraq and elsewhere.

It's not accidental that the arms industries demonstrate new weapons designed to be used inside urban areas for suppression of potential riots. There will be no "outside enemy" in the future. The threat for the dominant system will come from the interior, the big urban centers. Soldier-robots will protect worker-robots and resources.

21 September, 2014

Clashes at the Turkish-Syrian border as Kurd refugees try to escape from ISIS brutality

Clashes happened on Sunday at the Turkish-Syrian border as Turkish security troops fired tear gas and water cannons on Syrian Kurd refugees trying to flee the onslaught of Islamic State militants.”

Amid the clashes, Turkish authorities temporarily closed the border, through which at least 70,000 people have fled the violence in Syria this week.

There were conflicting reports on what triggered the clashes. The state-run Anadolu Agency said the Kurds started throwing stones at the security forces trying to keep out a large group of Kurdish onlookers. Private NTV television said the group wanted to transport aid to Syrian Kurds on the other side of the border.”

The altercations happened after the Kurdish militant Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) called on young Turkish Kurds to take up arms and go to Syria to help Kurds against IS attacks. The PKK has fought for secession from Turkey for three decades and is considered a terrorist organization by Ankara.”

According to estimates by the UN’s refugee agency, at least 70,000 Kurds, most of them women, children and elderly people, have fled to Turkey since Saturday alone. The total number of refugees may be as high as 100,000.


Climate change rallies around the globe