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Doug Woodard

Yanis Varoufakis on the movement to democratize Europe:


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Doug Woodard

Progress in the movement to democratize the European Union:



Thanks. Normally I LOATHE topics with catch-all geographical areas (and am tempted to write about anything existing or happening there) but you are actually on-topic with "Europe" in the sense of the EU.


Europe in 2015: Right Wing Forces Rise on Back of Worst Refugee Crisis since WWII


NATO Secretary General Welcomes US Announcement To Strengthen Miliary Presence in Europe

"Today, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter announced that the US plans to increase significantly its military presence in Europe. I strongly welcome this proposal..."

'The purpose of NATO is to keep the Americans in, the Russians out and the Germans down.' - General Lord Ismay Hastings


Pentagon Lists Russia as Top Global Threat

"Pentagon Chief Ashton Carter has announced a four-fold increase in the US defence budget for Europe - citing Russian aggression as the main reason Washington plans to spend a whopping $3.4 billion dollars countering it."

So much for the 'Peace Laureate' President...

Doug Woodard

Putin is a bigger threat to Europe's existence than ISIS:

I've been wondering for a while when someone would point out that Putin looks like someone who is trying to destroy the EU.


More NATO Troops in E Europe

"NATO's Secretary General has welcomed the US'growing military presence in Europe. The Russian Foreign Ministry has expressed alarm over the move."

The US is Destroying Europe  -  by Eric Zuesse

If anyone is trying to destroy Europe, it's the 'Fuck the EU!' rancid ringmaster of all of this, Uncle Sam


Sputnik (EP 111)

"It's 90 percent certain the EU referendum will take place on June 23."

George Galloway interviews UKIP's Nigel Farage on leaving the EU


CrossTalk on EU Migration Crisis

"Europe's migration/refugee crisis is expected to match or even exceed last year's record numbers..."


How Humanitarian Imperialism Led to Europe's Refugee Crisis

"The same people who encourged 'humanitarian' intervention and 'support' for armed insurrection abroad, that have led to perpetual wars generating a constant flow of refugees are now demanding that the populations of our countries welcome the refugees.

They first generate chaos there, then they applaud chaos here. It cannot last forever. One can see signs of widespread popular revolt against that..."


EU Commissioner: 10 Days Until Migration System Breaks

"The European migration system could collapse entirely in 10 days. The EU needs to see a significantly lower number of refugees in the next few days to avoid a breakdown."

Welcome to the consquences of imperial war.

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How Humanitarian Imperialism Led to Europe's Refugee Crisis

More quotes from that interview with Jean Bricmont:

On the other hand, polls show that a majority of people in European countries do not want to “welcome” more refugees and I think it is their right to do so (even if personally I don’t think it is such a big deal).

For a minority of Germans who actively welcome the refugees, the Holocaust is no doubt a factor. But the younger generations, all over Europe, are fed up with this artificial guilt (how can anyone be guilty of events that occurred before their birth?).


We Are Heading Into Anarchy”: Official Says EU Will “Completely Break Down In 10 Days”


Zero Hedge
February 26, 2016

Norwegian PM Erna Solberg doesn’t want to have to skirt her country’s responsibilities under the Geneva Convention and she doesn’t want to trample over human rights either, but she will if she has to.

“It is a force majeure proposals which we will have in the event that it all breaks down,” Solberg said, in an interview with Berlingske, describing new measures she believes Norway may have to take if Sweden buckles under the weight of the refugee influx which saw some 163,000 asylum seekers inundate the country last year.

Solberg is effectively prepared to turn everyone away and go into lockdown mode should everything fall apart completely, causing Europe to descend into some kind of lawless, Hobbesian, free-for-all.

If that sounds far-fetched or hyperbolic consider that on Thursday, EU migration commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos warned that the bloc has just 10 days to implement a plan that will bring about “tangible and clear results on the ground” or else “the whole system will completely break down.”



Soros-Obama-Merkel-Erdogan Win Control of Europe

"On Friday, March 18, a combined effort by George Soros, Barack Obama, Angela Merkel and Tayyip Erdogan, arranged to get the EU to abandon prevailing sacrosanct, fundamental human rights of refugees, and to transfer $6B+ to Turkey, in return for placing the refugee burden onto Turkey and getting Turkey to cooperate so as to assist in the breakup of Syria,

which will enable a gas pipeline and an oil pipeline to be built through Syria to enable Qatar's gas and Saudi Arabia's oil to be pipelined through Syria into the EU, so as to replace Russian oil and gas, which now fuel the EU...."

Doug Woodard

Europe set to pilot universal basic incomes:


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George Monbiot on the Eu's shocking waste of money on big landowners:



Thousands Take to Streets in Malta To Demand Justice for Slain Anti-Corruption Journalist (and vid)

"There are crooks everywhere you look now. The situation is desperate..."


Merkel, Macron Call For More EU Militarism at Meseberg Conference

Europe is 'disintegrating' and governments moving right..


Tusk Warns EU Leaders to 'Prepare for the Worst' in Transatlantic Relations

"EU leaders must be prepared for a 'worst case scenario' in transatlantic relations, Donald Tusk has warned ahead of the European Council summit, blaming the US president for failing to maintain unity with Europe. 'Despite our tireless efforts to keep the unity of the West, transatlantic relations are under immense pressure due to the policies of President Trump. Unfortunately the divisions go beyond trade..."


US Ambassador to Estonia Quits

"For the President to say the EU was 'set up to take advantage of the United States...proves to me that it's time to go,' - US envoy quits."


European Union Adopts Far-Right Refugee Policy

"...The measures targeting refugees expose the EU as a reactionary monstrosity, which the national governments, their differences notwithstanding, are using to shift European political life sharply to the right. Other sections of the summit agreement include the 'strengthening of European defence capacity, the censorship of the Internet, the expansion of a European police state, and the continuation of austerity policies.

Already in her government statement on Thursday, Merkel declared in typical CSU style, 'It's about order, management, effective, sustainable. It's about our internal security and the EU's internal security. Both national and European measures are required for this..."

Doug Woodard

Brexit, the EU and history; an old but good article:

He mentions but does not elaborate on other factors: the EU as a neoliberal project and its undemocratic structure.