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    Novara Media

  • My Community Helped Me Resist Eviction. Now the Council Wants to Move Me Away
    When Nadia Zaman and her three small children were due to be evicted in Walthamstow last month, around 80 people gathered to support them. The eviction resistance bought Zaman some time, but now – having been temporarily rehoused in one room in Leyton – she is facing the choice between... Read more »
  • UK Begins Reopening the Borders
    The government have announced double vaccinated people from the EU and USA won’t need to self-isolate on entry to England. We ask Gabriel Scally whether the move is sensible or reckless With Michael Walker and Dalia Gebrial.... Read more »
  • Hiking National Insurance Isn’t Going to Solve the Social Care Crisis
    We don’t have a social care system – we have a social care crisis. This is an uncontroversial statement. Even Boris Johnson acknowledges “the crisis in social care”.  You would be forgiven for thinking, however, that this crisis is just about elderly people in care homes. According to this view,... Read more »
  • VideoHere’s What Really Happened When Labour Suspended Corbyn
    During the 2020 Labour leadership election, Keir Starmer pitched himself as the ‘unity candidate’. But throughout the first year of his tenure there was almost no let-up in his crackdown on the left: censuring MPs for the mildest expressions of pro-Palestinian sentiment, sacking frontbenchers who opposed Tory foreign policy, dismissing... Read more »
  • The Tories Are on a Mission to Destroy Black Lives Matter
    In the current culture wars, the Tories have made delegitimising the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement one of their top priorities. The movement gained traction in the UK back in 2016, when protesters blocked the motorway leading to Heathrow the day after the anniversary of Mark Duggan’s murder by police.... Read more »

 


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    CounterPunch.org

  • Medicare For All, the Squad and the DSA: Who Controls Whom?
    For the past six years, the liberal-progressives who persist in trying to change the Democratic Party “from the inside” after almost 50 years of resounding failure (McGovern, Jesse Jackson, Howard Dean, Dennis Kucinich, et. al. ad infinitum) have been bragging about reaching a pinnacle of success following the Bernie Sanders... Read more »
  • Variants and Vaccines
    In late 2020 the British noticed that coronavirus cases were spiraling upward in the region of Kent. The culprit turned out to be a variant of the COVID-19 virus identified in September, Mutations in the genetic make-up, the RNA, lead to variants. They are still COVID-19 viruses, but they can... Read more »
  • South Africa: Looting Talk, “the Nonsense” and Queuing for COVID Jabs
    In the days after the looting, volunteers came out to clean up the damage, sweeping up the broken glass, the detritus, and the spent bullets and shotgun shells. Bodies were being pulled out of rivers, from ditches, and elsewhere as the death toll reached over 300. “We swept up so... Read more »
  • Vengeance: Trump’s Republicans and the Deepening Culture Wars
    America has long been a nation at war – war against foreigner nations and peoples and war among its own people.  While the wars against those foreign may have been bloodier in terms of lives lost, the wars at home have been the most vengeful. Since the nation was first... Read more »
  • How to Undermine a Diplomatic Triumph
    The true status of current negotiations to reinstate the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) with Iran is unknown to the American public—most of whom are tragically indifferent to the outcome. This is so even though the successful negotiation of this deal with Iran back in 2015 represents one of... Read more »

 


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    MintPress News

  • Exclusive: Haitians Reject Calls For US Military Intervention
    U.S. media has called for a U.S. military intervention in Haiti following the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse. MintPress News spoke to Haitians to ask them what they think about a possible fourth U.S. military invasion of Haiti since 1915. The post Exclusive: Haitians Reject Calls For US Military Intervention... Read more »
  • Chris Hedges: The Price of Conscience
    Drone warfare whistleblower sentenced to 45 months in prison for telling the American people the truth. The post Chris Hedges: The Price of Conscience appeared first on MintPress News.... Read more »
  • Suheila’s Story: The Two-Year Quest to Reclaim and Bury Her Martyred Husband’s Body
    “You must keep out of our ranks all who do not belong to them, all mercenaries and skeptics, all who join the revolution for private gain.” -- From the Will of Palestinian revolutionary Ali Taha The post Suheila’s Story: The Two-Year Quest to Reclaim and Bury Her Martyred Husband’s Body... Read more »
  • Chris Hedges: The Collective Suicide Machine
    The return of the Taliban to power will be one more signpost of the end of the American empire — and nobody will be held accountable. The post Chris Hedges: The Collective Suicide Machine appeared first on MintPress News.... Read more »
  • VideoCorporate Media Joins the Anti-Vaxxers When It Comes to Chinese- and Russian-Made Vaccines
    “It's striking how similar the techniques [are] that Fox News uses to frighten people about the U.S. vaccination campaign and those that The New York Times, Reuters and others use to scare people about Chinese vaccines.” -- Jim Naureckas, Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting The post Corporate Media Joins the... Read more »
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    Jude Collins

  • Smoke and mirrors – by Mik Ferran (and a link to a Prince Philip article)
    The thought came to me that Boris J might make the Six Counties his Falklands in a Glorious Defence of the Union, not that again ? (sigh). Carl Gustav Jung promoted an idea of collective consciousness that was intrinsic to mankind, the same fundamental truths on which all mankind could... Read more »
  • MARKETING PORKIE PIES PAST THEIR SELL-BY DATES by Donal Kennedy
     Charles Haughey has been more lied about than de Valera and he may have been the second best Taoiiseach the state has had. It has been stated by an ex soccer star turned journalist that Haughey moved from a modest semi-detached house on the Howth Road to Kinsealy after using... Read more »
  • By-elections and bonfires
    This blog originally appeared as a column in The Andersonstown News Micheál Martin is right about one thing: governments do not like by-elections. Why? Because people feel free to give their government a motivating kick in the bum, while at the same time not risking the downfall of said government. It’s more a case of “Hey –  you’re where you... Read more »
  • PAT + JUDE TALK ABOUT ARLENE & GB NEWS, PLANS FOR CORK CITY, OBSCENITY & DIRTY BOOKS
    Have you heard? Arlene Foster is ‘joining’ the new TV channel GB News. It’s supposed to be Britain’s version of Fox News. There are signs that it may not prosper. Do you think can Arlene save it? Cork, as Corkonians will tell you, is the real capital of Ireland. The... Read more »
  • Will Victims and Families Actually get Truth in Place of Justice? – by Michael Lagan
    I It has taken less than a fortnight for Brandon Lewis’s ‘Statute of Limitations’ or what is more commonly known as an amnesty, to fall apart. When all parties in the North along with all victims groups rally against the idea of letting soldiers and paramilitaries off the hook for... Read more »
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  • Israel Allocates Thousands Of Dunams Of Palestinian Lands To Expand Illegal Outposts
    The Israeli Agriculture Ministry has allocated $1.17 Million to illegal colonialist outposts on stolen, privately-owned Palestinian lands in the occupied West Bank. Israeli daily Haaretz said the “Agriculture Ministry” said it is providing funding to groups that send volunteers for “farm work” in the illegal outposts in the West Bank... Read more »
  • Israeli Soldiers, Colonizers, Invade Archeological Site In Sebastia
    Israeli soldiers and colonialist settlers invaded, Thursday, the archaeological site in Sebastia Palestinian town, north of the northern West Bank city of Nablus. Mohammad Azem, the mayor of Sebastia, stated that several army jeeps accompanied dozens of colonizers, including several officials of illegal colonies, into the site. Azem added that... Read more »
  • Army Invades “Defense For Children International” Headquarters In Ramallah
    Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday at dawn, the headquarters of “Defense For Children International – Palestine Branch (DCI-Palestine) in Sateh Marhaba neighborhood in the al-Biereh city near Ramallah, in central West Bank. DCI issued a statement revealing that the soldiers violently searched its offices and confiscated computers after breaking into... Read more »
  • Soldiers Invade Development Center In Ramallah, Confiscate Computers
    Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday at dawn, a Palestinian research and development center in the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and searched it before confiscating computers, in addition to shutting it down for six months. Media sources said the soldiers smashed the main door of Bisan Center for Research... Read more »
  • Israeli Navy Abducts Two Fishermen In Gaza
    The Israeli navy attacked, on Thursday morning, several Palestinian fishing boats in the northern part of the besieged and impoverished Gaza Strip, before abducting two fishermen. Zakariya Bakr of the Palestinian Fishermen’s Syndicate said the navy attacked the fishing boats with live fire and water cannons less than 3 nautical... Read more »

 


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    Free willl

  • Democratic Deficit in Europe | Noam Chomsky
    ***Noam Chomsky QUOTES ~ARTICLES ~ VIDEO ~ BOOKSAvram Noam Chomsky[a] (born December 7, 1928) is an American linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, historian,[b][c] social critic, and political activist. Sometimes called "the father of modern linguistics",[d] Chomsky is also a major figure in analytic philosophy and one of the founders of the field of cognitive science. He holds a joint appointment as Institute Professor Emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Laureate Professor... Read more »
  • The Atrocities in Cambodia | Noam Chomsky
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  • The Atrocities in Cambodia | Noam Chomsky
    Noam Chomsky QUOTES ~ARTICLES ~ VIDEO ~ BOOKSAvram Noam Chomsky[a] (born December 7, 1928) is an American linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, historian,[b][c] social critic, and political activist. Sometimes called "the father of modern linguistics",[d] Chomsky is also a major figure in analytic philosophy and one of the founders of the field of cognitive science. He holds a joint appointment as Institute Professor Emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Laureate Professor... Read more »
  • Conformity and Control | Noam Chomsky
    Noam Chomsky QUOTES ~ARTICLES ~ VIDEO ~ BOOKSAvram Noam Chomsky[a] (born December 7, 1928) is an American linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, historian,[b][c] social critic, and political activist. Sometimes called "the father of modern linguistics",[d] Chomsky is also a major figure in analytic philosophy and one of the founders of the field of cognitive science. He holds a joint appointment as Institute Professor Emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Laureate Professor... Read more »
  • Noam Chomsky and Imad Alsoos: What's next for Palestine?
    ✔ Subscribe to our channel: https://goo.gl/aMkRjb✔ Donate to our network: https://bit.ly/3bT0BMSThis video was produced and published on the Frank Barat YouTube channel on June 1, 2021. We republished it today to raise more awareness of the issues discussed.Description: Noam Chomsky and Imad Alsoos talk to Frank Barat about the future... Read more »

 


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    Opinion

  • Israel's deliberate damage of the healthcare system in the Gaza Strip
    Last May, Israel launched a series of airstrikes on the Gaza Strip following weeks of increased violence towards Palestinians in Jerusalem and the West Bank. The violence by Israeli police was towards Palestinians who were demonstrating the decision to forcibly evict 28 Palestinian families from their homes in the neighbourhood... Read more »
  • The PA is clamping down on public and press freedoms, but in whose interests?
    The Palestinian Authority's murder of opposition figure and political activist Nizar Banat in the occupied West Bank is still reverberating around the local political, security, and media arenas. The killing of Banat was a sign of the increasing security hegemony imposed by the PA free of legal oversight by the... Read more »
  • The 'Palestinian' Authority is actually Israel's auxiliary occupation force 
    Palestinian activist and political candidate Nizar Banat, 44, was killed in the early hours of Thursday morning. But it was not Israeli soldiers that killed him. Banat was a critic of the Palestinian Authority, or PA, condemning its corruption and its central policy of "security coordination" with Israel. His popular... Read more »
  • Palestinians must ensure that Nizar Banat did not die in vain
    The past few weeks have seen us waking up to news of more Palestinian deaths in Gaza or another attack on the peaceful residents of Sheikh Jarrah in Jerusalem. However, yesterday, I woke to the news of another very different Palestinian death; this time it was the result of a... Read more »
  • Taking over Shia websites is more than about Iran; the US has exposed its fear of revolutionary religion
    Towards the end of the Trump administration last year, the US Department of Justice announced that two American citizens and one Pakistani national had been charged with the federal crime of moving US dollars to Iran on behalf of the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in 2018 and 2019. Although... Read more »
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    Z Blogs

  • Infant Mortality: a look at how Cuba and Venezuela ranked in 1980
    In 1980, Venezuela’s infant mortality rate ranked 58th best in the world, far below Cuba, whose infant mortality rate was 28th that year. Infant mortality is a basic Venezuela’s infant mortality rate in 1980 was more than twice as high as that in Cuba – all according to the 2018... Read more »
  • Some notable facts about Venezuela’s oil history
    Venezuela has been an important oil exporter since the 1920s. See this essay for historical details. As the chart below shows, It was not until the 1970s that big Middle east oil exporters like Saudi Arabia and Iran overtook Venezuela in oil production  ... Read more »
  • Independence and Constitution in Spain
    There’s a serious political problem in the Spanish Kingdom that seems difficult to resolve and leads to a vicious circle. Probably because of the influence  of Francoist ideology, having independence as an objective is contrary to the Spanish Constitution, (art.2 insists on “The indissoluble unity of the Nation (…),” for... Read more »
  • Conflict or Cooperation in U.S.-China Relations?
    The United States and China, the world’s mightiest military and economic powers, are currently heading toward a Cold War or even a hot one, with disastrous consequences.  But an alternative path is available and could be taken. Beginning in 2018, U.S. government policy toward China turned sharply hostile, bringing relations... Read more »
  • Nationalism on the Decline
    Although, beginning in about 2015, nationalist political parties made enormous advances in countries around the world, more recently they have been on the wane. The nationalist surge was led by a new generation of rightwing populist demagogues who, feeding on public discontent with widespread immigration and economic stagnation, achieved startling... Read more »

 


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    Michael Hudson

  • Living with Price Above Value
    An interview with the Positive Penger group. Jussi: So welcome all and welcome Michael. Good to have you here again. How are you? Hudson: It’s good to be back. Jussi: Our pleasure as usual. Let me just introduce you shortly first. I think most people know quite a lot about... Read more »
  • Moving Beyond Dollar Hegemony
    Understanding of the dollar’s world role is dominated by the ideas of ‘dollar hegemony’ and ‘US hegemony’. In this paper, based on our extensive past work, we reveal how these ideas are ideologies, not theories. In their place, we reveal an understanding one that is theoretically sound and accords with... Read more »
  • Finance Capitalism versus Industrial Capitalism: The Rentier Resurgence and Takeover
    Published by Sage Journals Abstract Marx and many of his less radical contemporary reformers saw the historical role of industrial capitalism as being to clear away the legacy of feudalism—the landlords, bankers, and monopolists extracting economic rent without producing real value. However, that reform movement failed. Today, the finance, insurance,... Read more »
  • Surprise: Corporate Junk Before Students?
    Why is the Fed buying corporate junk bonds and debt but won’t buy out student debt? Michael Hudson on theAnalysis.news with Paul Jay. Paul Jay Hi, I’m Paul Jay. Welcome to theAnalysis.news. Thank you to everybody who has clicked the donate button. And if you haven’t, maybe you might do... Read more »
  • The World’s Absentee Landlord
    In this wide-ranging discussion on the Moderate Rebels podcast, Hudson addresses US sanctions on Venezuela and Iran, the policies of the Joe Biden administration, Beijing’s economic model, cryptocurrencies, and dedollarization – the potential end to the dollar as the global reserve currency. Transcript Ben Norton 0:03 Hello everyone, I’m Ben... Read more »
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    Mother Jones

  • GOP Could Retake the House in 2022 Just by Gerrymandering Four Southern States
    Before Georgia voted for Joe Biden, the biggest upset in recent state politics came when Democrat Lucy McBath became the first Black person to represent Newt Gingrich’s former congressional district. Georgia’s Sixth District, home to the affluent northern suburbs of Atlanta, was long a bastion of deep-red Republicanism, represented by... Read more »
  • What’s the True Cost of Shipping All Your Junk Across the Ocean?
    This story was originally published by Grist and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Take a look around your home and you’ll likely find plenty of goods that traveled by cargo ship to your doorstep. A set of IKEA plates made in China. A dresser full of... Read more »
  • Trump Weaponized COVID Concerns Against Migrants. Families Are Still Being Brutalized by the Policy.
    The US government has summarily expelled migrants and asylum seekers at the Southern border almost 1 million times since March 2020. At the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, the Trump administration invoked an obscure public health authority to implement a sweeping order, known as Title 42, that effectively sealed the... Read more »
  • The Obscene Hypocrisy of Republicans Blaming Everyone But Themselves: The COVID Edition
    After nearly a year and a half of telling their constituents that it’s their constitutional right to ignore coronavirus guidelines and public health restrictions, it seems to be dawning on leaders in the Republican Party that letting a deadly and very infectious disease run rampant through their states and localities—not... Read more »
  • A New Report Shows How Trump Keeps Buying Facebook Ads
    The Real Facebook Oversight Board is coming after the company again. Demonstrators from the non-profit backed civil society group showed up outside of Facebook’s DC office on Wednesday morning bearing body bags to make the case that “Facebook Kills”—a play on Joe Biden saying earlier this month that disinformation on... Read more »

 


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    accuracy.org

  • First Sign of Normalcy: Ramp up Evictions
    "The current eviction protections in New York State, enacted through the COVID-19 Emergency Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention Act (CEEFPA), protects most tenants from eviction, but only if they submit a hardship declaration form. These state protections are set to expire on August 31 and must absolutely be extended to prevent... Read more »
  • Drone Whistleblower to be Sentenced Today
    Gibbons has said: "Hale’s crime is exposing the human rights abuses of U.S. drone strikes, including that during a given time period nearly 90 percent of those killed by drone strikes were not the intended target."  The post Drone Whistleblower to be Sentenced Today appeared first on accuracy.org.... Read more »
  • Biden Escalates Cuba Sanctions, Reneges on Campaign Promise
    He said today: "More sanctions is another step into deepening draconian Trump Cuba policy, another step into betrayal of Biden-Harris Cuba campaign policy, which attracted many progressive and democratic socialist votes in line with large public support to renew the progress of Barack Obama-Raul Castro full diplomatic relations. It's a blatant unilateral dismissal of the overwhelming global UN vote to... Read more »
  • AFRICOM Strikes Somalia: Black Bombings Matter
    Samatar recently wrote the piece "Somalia’s toxic political and security order: the death knell of democracy" for The Conversation: "In 2006, after a decade-and-a-half of cruel civil war, the Union of Islamic Courts, a homegrown alliance of religious leaders, terminated 15 years of warlords’ terror and tyranny. They pacified Mogadishu... Read more »
  • VideoCuba and the “Pink Tides” in Latin America
    Garrido recently wrote the piece "A Marxist Analysis of the New Socialist Tide in Latin America" for The International. Garrido notes that about 20 years ago, there was a "Pink Tide" of left-wing victories in Latin America, but was followed by right-wing governments: "Brazil saw the emergence of Michel Termer after the illegitimate, U.S.... Read more »
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    George Monbiot

  • VideoShitstorm
    Our team uncovers the remarkable, but scarcely understood, truth about river pollution. By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 21st July 2021 There’s more below the surface than we thought. Something even worse than the water companies’ disgusting habit of filling our rivers with raw sewage. After a deep dive... Read more »
  • VideoThis Stinks
    Our rivers and seas are being transformed into open sewers by greedy business and useless governments. By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 13th July 2021 What’s remarkable is not that a water company knowingly and deliberately poured billions of litres of raw sewage into the sea to cut its... Read more »
  • Extinction’s Collaborators
    How the media stoked the climate crisis. By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 8th July 2021 Yes, we should rake over the coals. And the oil, and the gas. Democratic accountability means remembering who helped to stoke the climate crisis. We should hold the fossil fuel companies to account.... Read more »
  • The Erosion of Memory
    A famine is being forced on the people of Tigray, the scene of one of the world’s greatest environmental success stories. By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 30th June 2021 It is hard to believe it’s happening again, even harder to believe that so few people seem to know... Read more »
  • The Home Front
    People who own second homes cause homelessness and community death. Yet the government rewards them with lavish subsidies and tax breaks. By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 23rd June 2021 How big would our housing crisis be if it were not for second homes? It’s a question almost no... Read more »

 

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