Portside Snapshot - January 3, 2016

   
 

 


The Predictable Problems with Jordan’s Syria Terrorist List

Osama Al Sharif
Al-Monitor
To no one’s surprise the International Syria Support Group (ISSG) was unable to come to agreement on Jordan’s proposed list of 160 terrorist groups that should be precluded from participating in peace negotiations between the Assad regime and the Syrian opposition. Jordan presented the list to the ISSG December 18th, and it was tabled. And on December 25 Qatar’s Foreign Minister announced his country’s opposition to the development of any list before negotiations begin.



'ISIS New Years Eve Terror Plot' Story Is Totally Bogus

Adam Johnson
Alternet
Like almost all 11th hour FBI terror busts, the only thing the media has to go off is a DOJ criminal complaint that’s released to the press. Statements from the accused or their lawyer very rarely reach the public. And the criminal complaint and FBI press release are framed to deliberately deceive the media.



When Fascism Was American

Joe Allen
Jacobin
The US hasn’t seen the stirrings of fascist mobilization since the late 1930s when mounting fascist victories in Europe galvanized its adherents in America, chief among them Father Charles Coughlin and his Christian Front. This history has something to offer us today.



UAW Nullifies Local BDS Vote

The BDS Caucus, UAW Local 2865
Labor for Palestine
UAW International Executive Board Upholds Integrity of UAW 2865's Membership Vote to Divest from Corporations Complicit in Oppression of Palestinians, Decides to Nullify Vote Anyway


 
 
 
 
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