Hate Cuba? Congrats. You’re a Zionist

(The United States and Israel are the only two nations on the planet that refused to rebuke the illegal embargo of Cuba at the UN recently. What is the global popularity of the United States these days? How about Israel? So who exactly is the shining city on the hill?)

For Moment, the World Embraces the Cuba Model – and Slaps the Empire

by Glen Ford, Black Agenda Report

Revolutionary Cuba has always been a miracle and gift to all humankind. This week, the nations of the world – with two savage exceptions – instructed their emissaries at the UN General Assembly to tell the world’s self-designated “indispensable” country to end its 54-year-long trade embargo against Cuba. The virtually unanimous global rebuke to the American superpower, in combination with the extraordinary breadth and depth of acclamation accorded Havana, tells us that it is Cuba, not the U.S., that is the truly “exceptional” nation on the planet.

It was the 23rd time that the United Nations has rejected the embargo. The outcome was identical to last year’s tally, with only the United States and Israel voting against the non-binding resolution. Although the list of American allies on the Cuban embargo issue could not possibly get any smaller – Israel, after all, can only exist if joined at the U.S. hip – this year’s political environment was even less deferential to the reigning military colossus. In recognition of its singular commitment to the fight against Ebola in Africa, Cuba soared, once again – the hero nation.

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Fox News Host Openly Calls for MORE Regime Change Terrorism Worldwide a.k.a. American Jihad

by Scott Creighton

An international mercenary force of terrorists for good

Dr. Keith Ablow, a self described forensic psychiatrist who spends more time on TV and selling his testimony in court than he does treating celebrity patients, wants us to back CIA and Special Forces regime change ops (unconventional and irregular warfare) all across the world to bring our system (currently a fascist corptocracy) to every nation on the planet. He calls it an “American Jihad”. The rest of the world calls it “state sponsored terrorism” in pursuit of the ultimate goal, a fascist global New World Order.

We would unabashedly fund pro-democracy movements around the world, partly with government funding and partly with donations from American citizens. Through these donations we would seek to double the budgets of the CIA and our Special Forces, seek to fund an international mercenary force for good and provide our veterans unparalleled health care. Keith Ablow

Just turn the spooks and the Spec Ops guys loose to spread terror and destabilization campaigns to anyone who foolhardily resists American corporate domination. You think for a minute they are going to have to outsource the coming American death-squads with silver-spooner goons like this guy getting face-time on Fox?

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WTO Says U.S. Consumers Don’t Need to Know Where Meat Comes From

from EcoWatch

This week, the World Trade Organization (WTO) finally issued a decision in the challenge made by Mexico and Canada to the U.S.’s country-of-origin (COOL) labeling rules for meat. And environmental and food safety groups are hopping mad, as WTO upheld the contention made by those countries, supported by multi0national meat packers, that the rules unfairly impede global trade.

“The meatpacking lobby has lost the COOL debate from the court of public opinion to the Court of Appeals to the halls of Congress so they are taking their complaint to the faceless unelected bureaucrats in Geneva,” said Wenonah Hauter, executive director of Food & Water Watch. “When the meat cannot get its way here in America, it is trying to use the WTO to overturn the will of the American people.”

The current U.S. rules, which went into effect in 2013, require that meat sold in groceries be labeled to show separately where the animal was born, raised and slaughtered. The WTO’s ruling agrees that those regulations unfairly discriminate against imported meat to give an unfair edge to domestic products. In the ongoing dispute, then-Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack suggested last November that WTO should resolve the dispute and that the U.S. would abide by what the WTO decided.

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And Now a Look at the State of Privatized Space Exploration – The Antares Rocket of the Orbital Sciences Corporation

by Scott Creighton

Following NASA’s decision to suspend its space shuttle program indefinitely in 2011, the US space agency now relies on Russia or the private sector to hitch a ride into space. This week, that strategy blew up in their face. RT

Oh yeah. Nothing could possibly be more efficient than the privatization of all things “guberment” so they can be run like a business with corporate efficiency.  Here’s a video of one such fine example.

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Close Walmarts, Provide Access to Knowledge for Everyone Free of Charge in their Vacant Shells: Now That’s a Good Idea

In the “check this out” category… 6 teen computer labs, 10 children’s computer labs, 16 public meeting spaces, 64 computer labs, an auditorium and an art gallery all surrounded by inspiring architecture and a wealth of knowledge made readily available to everyone free of charge. All that in the space of one closed soul-sucking, neighborhood destroying globalist Walmart.

Abandoned Walmart is Now America’s Largest 1-Floor Library

from Web Urbanist

There are thousands of abandoned big box stores sitting empty all over America, including hundreds of former Walmart stores. With each store taking up enough space for 2.5 football fields, Walmart’s use of more than 698 million square feet of land in the U.S. is one of its biggest environmental impacts. But at least one of those buildings has been transformed into something arguably much more useful: the nation’s largest library.

Meyer, Scherer & Rockcastle transformed an abandoned Walmart in McAllen, Texas, into a 124,500-square-foot public library, the largest single-floor public library in the United States.

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U.S. State Department Tweets Incite People To Join Terrorist Groups

from Moon of Alabama

The U.S. State Department is running some odd (dis-)information campaign under the name “Think Again Turn Away”. It is using so called “social media” to, supposedly, deter people from joining extreme international groups. It has a Facebook page with 8,450 likes and a Twitter account with some 12,700 followers.

But the whole program seem to be run by some bumbling intern. How please is this tweet supposed to deter young, easily impressed people from joining the Islamic State or any other extremist group fighting against the Syrian government?

That tweet is a direct invitation to join any of the hundreds of extremist insurgency groups that are fighting against the governments in Syria, Iraq and Lebanon.

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Enough! Mexico Is Ready to Explode

(Notice what this activist says, that the drug cartel gangs are working directly with local police to round up and kill or kidnap dissidents. That’s exactly what’s happening in Iraq right now and exactly what happened in Ukraine and exactly what happened when al-Sisi took over in Egypt. That because it’s exactly what always happens in our fascist, neoliberalized nations when the general population gets fed up and has had enough.)

by Homero Aridjis, from the Huffington Post

Mexico has been profoundly shaken by atrocities and high-level corruption in Guerrero. The earthquake’s epicenter is Iguala, the state’s third largest city.

Fifty thousand marchers thronged Mexico City’s main avenues last Wednesday, and demonstrations took place all over the country. More than 80 delegates to the Inter-University Assembly have called for a nationwide halt to all educational activities on Nov. 5, and are asking other social groups to join them. Protesters set fire to state headquarters in Chilpancingo, Guerrero’s capital, and are sacking supermarkets and shopping centers.

Here are the events that sparked the earthquake:

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