Selected Articles: Is the European Union a Lackey of the United States?

gmo-appleEuropean Union Committee Wants to Demolish Existing Law Allowing Member States to Ban GMOs

By Christina Sarich, October 15 2015

Stating a concern that the proposed law would lead to the reintroduction of border controls between GM and non-GMO-growing countries, the European Parliament news service reported that Members of the Environment Committee shot down a draft EU law that would allow member states to restrict or prohibit sales of genetically modified crops.

hollande 3The Tyranny of Virtue? France, Universal Jurisdiction and Syria’s “Assad’s Regime”

By Binoy Kampmark, October 15 2015

Universal jurisdiction is one of those legal beasts that frightens as much as it excites.  The debate about such jurisdiction, which enables prosecutors from one state to effectively prosecute war crimes or crimes against humanity committed in another state is a highly contentious one.

Le fondateur de Wikileaks Julian Assange s'exprime à partir de l'ambassade d'EquateurLifting the 24 Hour Siege: Julian Assange, London’s Metropolitan Police and Continued Detention

By Binoy Kampmark, October 15 2015

While things tend to get murky, sometimes by design, regarding the police presence outside the Ecuadorean embassy in London, the announcement that the city’s Metropolitan Police would be lifting their twenty-four hour surveillance did surprise some.

junkerEU Cannot Go On Fighting Russia, “We can not have our relationship towards Russia dictated by Washington” EU Commission President

By Russia Insider, October 14 2015

Huge reversal: the EU seeks a normal relationship with Russia. It seems that the EU is being greatly affected by the actions of Vladimir Putin in Syria: suddenly the EU President Jean-Claude Junker is saying that the EU must not let the US dictate their relationship with Russia. He has demanded a normalization of relations – and indirectly, the end of sanctions.

US-IranThe West is Lying About Iran: Iran Has Been Transparent and Accountable Over its Nuclear Program

By Andre Vltchek and Kourosh Ziabari, October 15 2015

An acclaimed philosopher and journalist who has recently visited Iran tells Fars News Agency that the reality of Iran is absolutely different from the way it’s being illustrated in the mainstream media.

©Maxim Zmeyev / ReutersThe MH17 Malaysian Airlines Crash: From Syria to Ukraine, When Lying Catches Up

By Ulson Gunnar, October 14 2015

At best, the United States, its NATO allies and the regime they have collectively created in Kiev, Ukraine, will be able to claim Russia, or militants defending eastern Ukraine from Kiev’s armed incursions, accidentally shot down Malaysia Airlines flight 17 (MH17) after air controllers in Kiev recklessly sent it on a course over a battlefield other airliners had made a point to circumvent.

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