Why the British Said No to Europe

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European Union’s Imperial Overreach
The European Union’s haughty and hasty expansion into low-wage Eastern Europe may be its undoing, as the Brexit vote shows popular resistance to the westward migration of workers that followed, writes Jonathan Marshall.

Why the British Said No to Europe
The majority vote by Britons to leave the European Union was an act of raw democracy. Millions of ordinary people refused to be bullied, intimidated and dismissed with open contempt by their presumed betters in the major parties, the leaders of the business and banking oligarchy and the media.

Basta Ya, Brussels! British Voters Reject EU Corporate Slavestate

Goodbye to All That: Why the UK Left the EU
So what started as a gamble by David Cameron on an outlet for domestic British discontent, to be used as a lever to bargain with Brussels for a few more favors, has metastasized into an astonishing political earthquake about the dis-integration of the European Union.

Despite the Vote, the Odds Are Against Britain Leaving the EU
The Brexit vote shows that a majority of the British voters understand that the UK government represents interests other than the interests of the British people. As difficult as the British know it is to hold their own government to account, they understand they have no prospect whatsoever of holding the EU government to account. During their time under the EU, the British have been reminded of historical times when law was the word of the sovereign.

EU parliament leader: we want Britain out as soon as possible
President Martin Schulz says speeding up of UK exit being considered after ‘continent taken hostage because of Tory party fight’

World’s 400 Richest People Lose $127 Billion on Brexit: Chart

END OF THE EU? Germany warns FIVE more countries could leave Europe after Brexit
FIVE European countries may seek to follow Britain’s lead in leaving the EU in a Brexit domino effect, Germany has warned.

‘Once occupation ends, terrorism will disappear’: Abbas speech in EU parliament enrages Israel

Putin calls out NATO’s ‘insecurity agenda’
Russia’s repeated – and rebuffed – calls for security cooperation proves it is not Russia, but NATO which is the source of Europe’s instability and geopolitical tension.

Policy by Waging Undeclared War Against Russia?
Washington’s NATO buildup on Russia’s borders, its refusal to cooperate with Moscow in Syria and Ukraine, and its anti-Putin propaganda form an ominous pattern.

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Britain Votes To Leave EU

‘Explosive Shock’ As Britain Votes To Leave EU, Cameron Quits
“The British people have made the very clear decision to take a different path and as such I think the country requires fresh leadership to take it in this direction.”

EU parliament leader: we want Britain out as soon as possible
A senior EU leader has confirmed the bloc wants Britain out as soon as possible, warning that David Cameron’s decision to delay the start of Brexit negotiations until his successor is in place may not be fast enough.

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Brexit: Why the UK vote to leave the EU is such a disaster for America
After this vote, the UK will be a less attractive partner to Washington

Egyptian Court Sentences 2 Al-Jazeera Employees to Death

U.S. Sets Stage for Libya-Like Regime Change in Eritrea, “Africa’s Cuba”
The United States is methodically setting the stage for a so-called “humanitarian” military intervention against the small northeast African nation of Eritrea, under legal pretexts much like those used to justify NATO’s war of regime change against Libya, in 2011.

Mohamed Morsi: Former Egyptian president sentenced to life in prison in espionage trial
An Egyptian court has sentenced former Islamist president Mohamed Morsi to life in prison in an espionage trial in which six of his co-defendants were handed death penalties.

Egyptian Court Sentences 2 Al-Jazeera Employees to Death
An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced six people, including two Al-Jazeera employees, to death for allegedly passing documents related to national security to Qatar and the Doha-based TV network during the rule of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi.

Floods in Southern China Kill 25, Displace Over 33,000

Bernie’s Tragic Flaw: Too Soft on Clinton
The near certainty that he would jump on the Hillary bandwagon eventually has always been one of the best arguments for being wary of his campaign.

NATO Threatens Europe With Annihilation

Germany slams NATO ‘warmongering’ on Russia
German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has criticised NATO for having a bellicose policy towards Russia, describing it as “warmongering”, the German daily Bild reported.

Putin says accepts U.S. is sole superpower, dilutes Trump praise
President Vladimir Putin said on Friday he accepted the United States was probably still the world’s sole superpower and he was ready to work with whoever won the presidency, but didn’t want to be told how to live by Americans.

Russia dismantles the myth of the American Navy’s invincibility

U.S. dangles large land return as anti-base resentment surges in Okinawa

‘Our Anger Is Past Its Limit’: Tens of Thousands Rally Against US Bases in Okinawa
Demonstration a reflection of years of resentment against US military footprint on island, with former Marine suspected of recent murder and rape adding fuel to fire

Okinawan Women Demand U.S. Forces Out After Another Rape and Murder:
Suspect an ex-Marine and U.S. Military Employee

Saudi FM Backs State Dept Call for Syria Regime Change
State Dept: No Plans to Make Memo Calling for War Public

State Department “Dissent” Memo Backs Escalation of Regime-change War in Syria
The leaking of a so-called “dissent channel cable”—a classified memo signed by over 50 mid-level State Department officials calling for the Obama administration to re-direct its military intervention in Syria to a war against the government of President Bashar al-Assad—has ratcheted up tensions between Washington and Moscow.

Syria – Russian Surprise Attack Blows Up Kerry’s Delaying Tactic
The U.S. is unwilling to stop the war on Syria and to settle the case at the negotiation table. It wants a 100% of its demands fulfilled, the dissolution of the Syrian government and state and the inauguration of a U.S. proxy administration in Syria.

NATO Chief: Alliance May Respond to Cyber Attacks With Conventional Warfare
Claimed Cyber Attacks May Become Pretext for Huge Wars

Iran Foreign Minister Encourages Closer Business Ties With Germany

Kremlin: Mingling of moderate and extremist Syria rebels complicates air strikes
The Kremlin complained on Friday that the mingling of so-called moderate rebels with Nusra Front fighters on the ground in Syria made it hard to distinguish between the two when it came to targeting air strikes.