News Items – 03.06.17

As you can tell, there are a lot of embedded tweets in today’s post. Viewing this blog, understand that how busy I am is positively correlated with the number of embedded tweets in the corresponding blogpost (they both go up and down at the same time).


Yanis Varoufakis explains the Eurozone crisis,” by Yanis Varoufakis — former Greece Finance Minister during negotiations with the Troika; current professor of economics at King’s College London (England); cofounder of DiEM25; and former professor of economics at the Universities of Cambridge (England), Athens (Greece), Louvain (Belgium), Texas-Austin (US), Sydney (Australia), Glasgow (Scotland), Essex (England), East Anglia (England), and Turin (Italy).


Erasing the UN,” by Richard Falk — Albert G. Milbank Professor Emeritus of International Law and Practice and Professor Emeritus of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University; former United Nations Special Rapporteur on Occupied Palestine; former professor at the Universities of Harvard and Ohio State; and Chair of the Board of Directors of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation.


A warning from the Middle East,” by Stephen Kinzer — senior fellow at Brown University and former New York Times journalist in 50+ countries.


William Hartung via TomDispatch: “The Generals vs. the Ideologues or the Generals and the Ideologues?


BBC – Adam Curtis – 2016 – “Hypernormalisation


Paul Robinson – professor of Russian and military history at the University of Ottawa: “Radio Interview with CBC” – “Book Review: Holy Rus’


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