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    Novara Media

  • Ignore the Naysayers: Anti-Imperialism Will Be Central to the Socialism of the 2020s
    What place will anti-imperialism have in the socialism of the 2020s? This is one of the big strategic questions the British left needs to grapple with as it slowly recovers and reconfigures itself after the general election defeat of 2019. The question is becoming more pressing for a number of... Read more »
  • Johnson Delays Reopening
    The prime minister is reportedly due to announce a delay to the planned 21 June reopening from coronavirus restrictions. With Michael Walker and Aaron Bastani.... Read more »
  • Queer Elders Are Going Into Care – And Back Into the Closet
    It was fellow residents who informed Ted Brown about the abuse his partner Tim*, who has dementia, was being subjected to by staff at his care home. They recalled to Brown how two staff members taunted Tim, saying, “Are you a gay man? Do you like gay men?” before dragging... Read more »
  • Gove Acted Unlawfully Over Covid-19 Contract, High Court Rules
    The High Court has ruled that Michael Gove acted unlawfully when he gave a £570,000 contract to associates of Dominic Cummings. We speak to Jolyon Maugham from the Good Law Project who brought the case. With Michael Walker and Dalia Gebrial.... Read more »
  • Grimes is Right About Communism and AI – Kind Of
    While Karl Marx insisted that workers “have nothing to lose but their chains” in the overthrow of capitalism, musician Grimes was more circumspect in a recent Tik Tok video, with the partner of Tesla billionaire Elon Musk concluding that even if egalitarian abundance is possible, “enforced farming is really not... Read more »

 


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    CounterPunch.org

  • The CIA and the Israeli Left
    Image by Taylor Brandon. America’s domestic activists have achieved a great deal. In particular, they have pressured Joe Biden into moving significantly to the left—though, not nearly left enough, given the scale of the challenge—on issues relating to climate and infrastructure. It is perhaps against this backdrop of mounting grassroots... Read more »
  • We Canceled Keystone: Now it’s Time to Stop the Line 3 Pipeline
    Image credit: Giniw Collective. This week, TC Energy (formerly TransCanada) announced that they were finally terminating the Keystone XL Pipeline (KXL) project after over a decade resistance from the Alberta tar sands to Wall Street to the White House to the Gulf Coast. It stirs a lot of feelings and... Read more »
  • Thinking About Race, Class, Gender, and Identity from a Revolutionary Perspective
    Image by Clay Banks. One of the more nauseating things I’ve long heard from white guys of a certain stupid, faux-Marxist, fascism-appeasing, red-brown, and Trumpenleft bent[1] is that racism, nativism, and sexism are just “scams” used by the ruling class to divide the noble proletariat and divert its attention away... Read more »
  • In the Crosswind
    A still from In the Crosswind. As Estonia prepares to mark the 30th anniversary of regaining its independence from Soviet rule Martti Helde’s In the Crosswind (Risttuules) is blowing onto U.S. screens to remind viewers of an especially egregious crime against humanity: The 80th anniversary of Joseph Stalin’s purported Baltic... Read more »
  • Biden’s Broken Promises Spell Hard Times Ahead
    Biden and the Dems may figure they can abandon workers, because who will they turn to? Ignominious Trump? The would-be Republican Reich devoted to worker destruction? Not likely. But they could stay home during the mid-terms and, even more devastatingly for Dems, in 2024. Then we’ll have a one-party autocracy,... Read more »

 


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    Jude Collins

  • SUNDAY PICS OF THE PAST EIGHT DAYS – by Perkin Warbeck (at full throttle)
    PIC 1 1. Vestments and Investments: / Éide agus InfheistÍocht. Thus, a thin wee ‘In’ was the outstanding difference between the reaction in Lisburn and Liffeyside. / Mar sin, dob í an ”In’ an t-aon difrÍocht bheag, bhídeach idir an freagra i Lios na gCearrbhach agus Cois Life. In 1920... Read more »
  • NOW WE HAVE NAMING OF PORTS? – by Donal Kennedy
    Last week in the IRISH TIMES  Mary O’Rourke suggested that Dublin Airport be named after Sean Lemass whose many services to Ireland included the establishment of Aer Lingus. I’d warmly support the idea. But ” Lemass Airport”.  would be more in keeping with the man’s style, short and to the... Read more »
  • Unionism’s Constitutional Cul-de-sac – by Michael Lagan
    Loyalist paramilitaries and Unionist politicians are leading Northern Irish Unionism into a cul-de-sac once again. At this point there’s no doubt about that. When an entity such as Loyalism is led into a dead end with no way to retreat or escape, violence becomes the only option left because let’s... Read more »
  • PAT + JUDE TALK ABOUT FAKE POLLS, THE COMING BORDER IN IRELAND, JOE BIDEN, AND ARLENE’S BOOK…
    Have the media in the south gone for a bit of self-harming? They found that Sinn Féin had some years back collected information from households while posing as members of an independent polling agency. So far so good. Then it emerged that FG, FF and the Greens had done exactly... Read more »
  • POOTSY’S PALAVER – by Michael Lagan
    There has clearly been a not so well-hidden split in the DUP. I’m not so sure the word ‘split’ is adequate to describe how massive this split actually is as it seems larger and more damaging than what many had surmised prior to the recent ‘election’ of Edwin Poots as... Read more »
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  • Netanyahu’s Twelve Year Reign May be Coming to an End
    After twelve years as Israeli Prime Minister, today may be Benjamin Netanyahu’s last day in office as the Knesset will be voting on a new leadership. Netanyahu is expected to be replaced with a new cabinet, comprised a small ultra-nationalist party, lead by Naftali Bennett and centrist opposition leader Yair... Read more »
  • Israel To Expand Illegal Colony Near Nablus
    The Israeli government decided to expand an illegal Israeli colony, built on Palestinian land, near Nablus, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, to increase its size by fivefold. Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian official who monitors Israel’s illegal activities in northern West Bank, said the so-called “Civil Administration... Read more »
  • Soldiers Invade Homes, Summon Palestinians For Interrogation, In Hebron
    Israeli soldiers invaded, Sunday, several Palestinian homes and a carpentry workshop, and summoned three Palestinians for interrogation, in Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. Media sources in Hebron said the soldiers invaded Sa’ir town, north of the city, before storming and violently searching the home on... Read more »
  • Israeli Army Demolishes Residential Tents Near Ramallah
    Israeli soldiers invaded, Sunday, a Palestinian Bedouin community near the Taybeh village, east of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, before demolishing and confiscating several residential tents. Local activist Fares Ka’abna told the WAFA Palestinian News Agency that a large military force surrounded the community before invading it. He... Read more »
  • Israeli Army Fires Live Rounds At Farmers in Southern Gaza
    Israeli soldiers, stationed across the perimeter fence, fire many live rounds at Palestinian farmers, Sunday, while working on their lands east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the besieged Gaza Strip. Eyewitnesses said the soldiers fired sporadic rounds of live ammunition into the farmlands in the al-Fakhari area,... Read more »

 


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    Free willl

  • The More You Learn, The more .. |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 Cold War | 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 »
  • Assange's partner Stella Moris gives powerful speech in Geneva to demand for his release
    In this video, we speak with returning guest Dr. Shir Hever. Dr. Hever is an independent economic researcher, journalist and author. Dr. Hever explains how Israeli domestic politics has played a role in the recent attacks on Gaza and how the neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah is a valuable asset to... Read more »
  • Noam Chomsky Destroys Modern Day Trump-Republican Party
    -Noam Chomsky is one of the most renowned and quoted intellectuals of our time and is the author of over 25 books, including "Chomsky for Activists (Universalizing Resistance)," and joins David to discuss geopolitics, Trump and Biden, the future of American politics, and much more. Get the book: https://amzn.to/3yQGRpP Support... Read more »
  • Mapping the Human Brain | 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 »

 


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    Opinion

  • The Israeli political circus
    Is the Israeli election circus finally coming to an end? I wouldn't bank on it quite yet, for two related reasons. Since 2019, there have been no less than four general elections in Israel, all inconclusive. This is partly due to Israel's electoral system, which uses proportional representation. A confusing... Read more »
  • On 'conflict', 'peace' and 'genocide': Time for new language on Palestine and Israel
    On 25 May, famous US actor Mark Ruffalo tweeted an apology for suggesting that Israel is committing "genocide" in Gaza. "I have reflected and wanted to apologise for posts during the recent Israel/Hamas fighting that suggested Israel is committing 'genocide'," Ruffalo wrote, adding: "It's not accurate, it's inflammatory, disrespectful and... Read more »
  • Tel Aviv and Washington: What happens behind closed doors
    For many years, and perhaps decades, the very special and exclusive relations between the US and Israel remained a mystery for which experts could not provide a real explanation. Many focused on the concept of the functional role that Israel plays in serving US interests in the Middle East, while... Read more »
  • Britain's opposition to sanctions on Israel exposes its support for the occupation and its crimes
    The British government's Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office has issued a statement in response to a petition calling for sanctions to be imposed on Israel. The statement ignores the fact that Israel is an occupying power and the people of Palestine are living under that occupation. It is worth looking... Read more »
  • Israel's arrogance demands more than political subservience
    A single, perceived omission, according to Israel's colonial agenda, was enough to turn down requests for the EU's Middle East Peace Envoy Sven Koopmans to visit Israel. This was, apparently, payback for EU High Representative Josep Borrell's alleged lack of support for the latest colonial aggression against the Palestinians in... Read more »
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    Z Blogs

  • How John Hersey Blew the Whistle on the Reality of Nuclear War
    Review of “Fallout:  The Hiroshima Cover-up and the Reporter Who Revealed It to the World” In this crisply-written, well-researched book, Lesley Blume, a journalist and biographer, tells the fascinating story of the background to John Hersey’s pathbreaking article, “Hiroshima,” and of its extraordinary impact upon the world. In 1945, although... Read more »
  • Noam Chomsky INTERVIEW: On charges of anti-semitism and sensible tactics for Palestine solidarity
    December 6, 2020 [Chomsky responds to a question about accusations of anti-semitism which stifle debates about justice in Israel-Palestine.] I think the question we should be asking ourselves is: Have our tactics helped develop the charges of anti-semitism? There are tactics that would not encourage that development. So for example,... Read more »
  • The Fateful Choice: Nuclear Arms Race or Nuclear-Free World
    The recent announcement by the British government that it plans a 40 percent increase in the number of nuclear weapons it possesses highlights the escalation of the exceptionally dangerous and costly nuclear arms race. After decades of progress in reducing nuclear arsenals through arms control and disarmament agreements, all the... Read more »
  • Amid Widespread Disease, Death, and Poverty, the Major Powers Increased Their Military Spending in 2020
    Last year was a terrible time for vast numbers of people around the globe, who experienced not only a terrible disease pandemic, accompanied by widespread sickness and death, but severe economic hardship. Even so, the disasters of 2020 were not shocking enough to jolt the world’s most powerful nations out... Read more »
  • Statistically improbable that Capitol Riot deaths were unrelated to the riot UPDATED
    Please note that improbable doesn’t mean impossible. Who would watch sports or buy lottery tickets if very improbable things could not happen? Still, the probability of five deaths (of rioters, bystanders or police) happening within a day of the Capitol Riot might be 2.6%, and perhaps be as low 0.16%. It... Read more »

 


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    The Real News Network

  • What just happened? The year, so far, in review
    In this week’s roundup of Baltimore news we talk about the year so far—from the rare examples of people power making a difference to the ongoing demands to defund the police. The post What just happened? The year, so far, in review appeared first on The Real News Network.... Read more »
  • Cops lied to put him in handcuffs, but a camera caught the truth
    A Los Angeles man says he was targeted by police after he was pulled over for crossing a line in front of a stop sign; but after placing him in handcuffs and arresting the passenger in his car, a recording cellphone caught the real reason cops pulled him over. The... Read more »
  • Co-ops are democratizing the food chain
    Millions went hungry when the pandemic hit, but at the Black-owned cooperative Brooklyn Packers, workers rose to the challenge by packing thousands of meals a week. The post Co-ops are democratizing the food chain appeared first on The Real News Network.... Read more »
  • VideoIs neoliberalism finally ending in Chile?
    Chile voted for sweeping structural reform and an end to neoliberalism. It’s a repudiation of Augusto Pinochet and the economic regime he cemented in the country. The post Is neoliberalism finally ending in Chile? appeared first on The Real News Network.... Read more »
  • The true price of coal
    Over 1,000 union coal miners in Brookwood, Alabama, have been on strike since April 1. While industries around the world depend on the coal these workers pull out of the ground, few know the toll this work takes on them, their bodies, and their families. The post The true price... Read more »

 


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    Michael Hudson

  • 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 »
  • A choice between yes please and yes thank you
    The Radical Imagination episode with guests Michael Hudson & Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove: April 21, 2021 (transcribed May 3, 2021):  Jim Vrettos:
 So, Michael, Jonathan. Thank you so very, very much for being here. Jonathan, you’re from… We’re looking at you from North Carolina there and Michael is in Queens. You’ve both... Read more »
  • Christian Nationalism’s Re-branding of Jesus
    An interview on The Radical Imagination with Pastor Jonathan Hartgrove and host Jim Vrettos. Photo by Jacob Bentzinger on Unsplash The post Christian Nationalism’s Re-branding of Jesus first appeared on Michael Hudson.... Read more »
  • The Honest Sector
    Transcript Jussi: Welcome Michael. I just give a brief overview of the agenda and then I get back to you with a few questions. I just show you this picture, what we want to do today is this: Today we will get a long-term view on money debt and the... Read more »
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    Mother Jones

  • Teachers Across the Country Are Protesting Laws That Stop Them From Talking About Systemic Racism
    This weekend, teachers in more than 30 cities protested against new laws that would limit what they can say in the classroom about racism in the United States. The laws—in Texas, Idaho, Arkansas, Iowa, Louisiana, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, West Virginia, Arizona, North Carolina, and other states—have emerged since... Read more »
  • One More Perk for Getting Your Vaccine? Free Weed.
    If the promise of free beer or free subway rides wasn’t enough to lure some people to get their coronavirus vaccines, officials in at least a few states are now offering another perk: free weed. Washington state’s liquor and cannabis board gave a green light this past week for adults... Read more »
  • Biden and G7 Announce Progress on Climate Change with One Major Failure
    President Joe Biden and leaders of some of the world’s richest countries disappointed environmentalists Sunday at the G7 annual summit by failing to agree on a deadline to end their use of coal for electricity. Burning coal is one of the biggest drivers of global warming, and curtailing its use... Read more »
  • How Giving Native Americans Their Land Back Helps Protect Nature
    This story was originally published by Yale E360 and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. In 1908 the U.S. government seized some 18,000 acres of land from the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes to create the National Bison Range in the heart of their reservation in the mountain-ringed Mission... Read more »
  • Conservatives Are Hellbent On Attacking Critical Race Theory. They’re Whitewashing Structural Racism.
    In Florida, the state’s board of education, at Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis’ urging, adopted a rule on Thursday banning the teaching of critical race theory and the 1619 project, a Pulitzer Prize-winning project led by writer Nikole Hannah-Jones to reframe American history through the lens of the moment enslaved Africans... Read more »

 


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    accuracy.org

  • G7’s Minimal Corporate Tax Proposal; Case for a Financial Transaction Tax
    The signers write that while they "applaud the G7’s support for a minimum global corporate income tax (CIT) rate for multinational corporations," the G7's "current proposals would do little for poorer countries. Indeed, they would actually reinforce the unfair bias of international tax rules in favor of the richest countries,... Read more »
  • VideoRelatives of Chicago Police Victims Oppose Ex-Mayor Rahm Emanuel as Ambassador to Japan
    The 28 signers of the statement declared: “The possibility that Rahm Emanuel will become the U.S. ambassador to Japan is abhorrent to those of us who continue to mourn the loss of our loved ones due to police violence that he aided and abetted as mayor of Chicago. ... No... Read more »
  • Expert: NATO Expansion Cause of Conflict with Russia
    "Despite this promise, NATO soon expanded into Eastern Europe, eventually placing the alliance up against Russia's borders. The present-day U.S.-Russian conflict is the direct result of this expansion." says expert David Gibbs The post Expert: NATO Expansion Cause of Conflict with Russia appeared first on accuracy.org.... Read more »
  • Peru Election Crisis?
    Reuters also reports: "Peru’s presidential election vote count ticked closer to the end on Tuesday, but a slender margin between the two polarized candidates, contested ballots and accusations of fraud mean the winner may take a lot longer to confirm." The post Peru Election Crisis? appeared first on accuracy.org.... Read more »
  • VideoHow Worker Co-Ops Weathered COVID-19 by Prioritizing People Over Profits
    Noor added: “Worker cooperatives distribute decision-making power, profits and risk. Data indicates that during the pandemic, worker cooperatives were less likely to lay off staff and often pivoted their business models so they could continue to operate while protecting their workers and the public. The country’s largest co-op, Cooperative Home... Read more »
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    George Monbiot

  • VideoBorderline
    The government has gone to extreme lengths to close our borders to refugees and people seeking work, yet has left them wide open to Covid-19. By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 19th May 2021 Once again, through gross neglect, the government is in danger of snatching defeat from the... Read more »
  • Nothing Works Any More
    When we get ripped off by con artists, in most cases we no longer have any recourse. It’s the result of disastrous political choices. By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 12th May 2021 It was a classic insulation scam. The conman had targeted a vulnerable elderly person, discovered a... Read more »
  • Breaking Point
    The end of the United Kingdom is a prospect we should welcome. By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 5th May 2021 Any residual argument for Scotland to stay within the United Kingdom meets its counter-argument in Boris Johnson. Westminster politics has always been the preserve of a remote enclave,... Read more »
  • The Sleep of Reason
    Far from holding the government to account, as it claims, most of the media was fast asleep while massive scandals brewed. By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 28th April 2021 How does Boris Johnson get away with it? How does he lie and cheat and break the rules with... Read more »
  • Oil Spots
    The Science Museum’s new exhibition on climate breakdown is funded by an oil company. What could possibly go wrong? By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 21st April 2021 Taking money from fossil fuel companies today is like taking money from tobacco firms in the 1990s. The damage public institutions... Read more »

 

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