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New Cold Information Bulletin, Vol 1 #21, Dec 30, 2016

Ukrainian farmers, poised for growth, stumble after EU deal, by Andrew E. Kramer, New York Times, Dec 23, 2016

Industrial enterprise in Donetsk republic (photo by DAN News)

Donetsk People’s Republic re-launched 24 industrial enterprises in 2016, closed in wake of Kiev offensive, Donetsk News Agency, Dec 30, 2016

Over 800 DPR households and infrastructures damaged by Kiev’s shelling in 2016, Donetsk News Agency, Dec 30, 2016

DPR Defense: Kiev positions 32,000 troops in Donbass in 2016, Donetsk News Agency, Dec 30, 2016

Attempts by Ukraine to toughen Donbass blockade will worsen Ukraine economy’s plunge – Zakharchenko, Donetsk News Agency, Dec 30, 2016

Turkey-Syria-Middle East and Caucasus:
British policy has made situation in Syria worse, says former ambassador, by Patrick Wintour diplomatic editor, The Guardian, Dec 23, 2016

Turkey approves constitutional amendments vesting enormous powers in president, by Turkish Minute, Dec 30, 2016

The parliamentary Constitution Commission has approved amendments to the Turkish Constitution proposed by the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) that pave the way to an executive presidency amid fears of one-man rule.

With the constitutional amendments approved in the early hours of Friday, the president will have the authority to dissolve Parliament…

Another soldier dies, bringing total loss to 42 in operations against ISIL in Syria, by Turkish Minute, Dec 30, 2016

Venezuela’s Communal Movement, essay and book revie
w, by Stansfield Smith, CounterPunch, Dec 30, 2016

Letter from Israel; Trump could Be Israel’s worst nightmare, by Gregg Carlstrom, Politico, com, Dec 28, 2016

Netanyahu finally has the American partner of his dreams. Until everything falls apart.

United States:
Believe it or not, there are Jews who want to join the alt right, by Matthew Rozsa,, Dec 28, 2016

Congress leaves Trump with unlimited war powers, by Austin Wright, Politico, Dec 29, 2016

The failure to pass a war authorization against the Islamic State will mean few checks on his provocative campaign vows.

Global warming:
Trump and the climate: His hot air on warming is far from the greatest threat, by Andrew Revkin, ProPublica, Dec. 29, 2016

Trump, who has called climate change a hoax, has frightened many with his embrace of fossil fuels. What’s truly scary, scientists and others say, is how much larger the problem is than one American president.

… Globally, the “great acceleration” in emissions (that’s a scientific description) has largely tracked the growth in human numbers and resource appetites — particularly a seemingly insatiable appetite for energy, more than 80 percent of which still comes from fossil fuels despite sustained efforts to spread efficiency and renewable choices.

Karl Marx as a food theorist, by John Bellamy Foster, Monthly Review, Dec 1, 2016

‘For Marx, food was far more than a “passing interest”: in his work one finds analyses of the development of agriculture in different modes of production; climate and food cultivation; the chemistry of the soil; industrial agriculture; livestock conditions; new technologies in food production and preparation; toxic additives in food products; food security; and much more. Moreover, these issues are not peripheral, but organically connected to Marx’s larger critique of capitalism.’

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