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      Novara Media

    • Half of US States Could Be About to Ban Abortion
      The Americas are going in two different directions on abortion. Last year Argentina joined Uruguay and Guyana in legalising abortion up to 14 weeks. The Mexican supreme court decriminalised abortion across the country in September. But just across the border in Texas, abortion after six weeks is now illegal, with... Read more »
    • Tories in Crisis After Xmas Party Jokes Leaked
      A damning clip of Downing Street staffers joking about lockdown parties has thrown the government into crisis. Is this the scandal that could bring Johnson down? With Michael Walker and Dalia Gebrial.... Read more »
    • Is Britain Ready for the Omicron Variant?
      It’s been just over a fortnight since the Omicron variant of Covid-19 was discovered in South Africa. The new variant – which some studies suggest has a higher risk of re-infection – has quickly dominated the headlines. Yet right now, we still know very little about it.  The World Health... Read more »
    • Ecuador’s Left and Indigenous Movement Are in Conflict – And the Right Is Taking Advantage
      Ecuador once stood out on the international left as an exemplar of the ‘pink tide’ – one of a set of progressive governments that took power across Latin America in the early 21st century. With the radical economic experiment of Rafael Correa ending with his departure in 2017, a huge... Read more »
    • The Police Bill Just Got Even Worse
      The government is currently trying to bypass basic parliamentary scrutiny by adding 18 pages of amendments to a bill that has already made its way through the House of Commons. The last-minute changes, tabled in the House of Lords by an unelected peer, will not be scrutinised line by line... Read more »

     


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      CounterPunch.org

    • Nuns Against Nuclear Weapons: Plowshares Protesters have Fought for Disarmament for Over 40 years, Going to Prison for Peace
      In July 2012 Sister Megan Rice, an 82-year-old Catholic nun, and two men walked past multiple broken security cameras and into the heart of a high-security nuclear complex. Y-12 in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, was the birthplace of the atomic bomb and now stores enriched uranium for nuclear warheads. Although thanked... Read more »
    • Let’s be Honest About Cattle, Wild Horses, and Climate Solutions
      The global COP26 agreement opened a few new doors for addressing climate change, but the omissions speak volumes. Collective commitments to reduce CO2 emissions and to limit warming to 1.5° Celsius by 2030 went missing. The pledge to phase out coal production was vetoed by India, with China’s support. Meanwhile,... Read more »
    • Why Poorer Nations Aren’t Falling for Green-Washed Imperialism
      Fighting global warming is not just about providing a path to net-zero carbon emissions for all countries. It is also about figuring out how best to meet the energy needs of people across the world while working toward net-zero emissions. If fossil fuels have to be given up, which has... Read more »
    • The State, Friend and Foe
      Being on Medicaid a few years ago, as I “transitioned” between jobs, saved me. At the time, the stress of looking for new work, of applying for a doctorate, of maintaining a “budget” so I could occasionally leave the house and grab dinner with friends at places that didn’t have... Read more »
    • My Conversation With a Coup Plotter
      Claremont Institute legal scholar John Eastman is now best known for his efforts to help Donald Trump overturn the 2020 presidential election, but in August 2015 he was still a professor at the Chapman University’s Fowler School of Law and someone whose legal opinions the New York Times considered worthy... Read more »
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      Yanis Varoufakis

    • With Phillip Adams on Late Night Live (ABC RN) talking about the hollow promise of 2021, Merkel, Zuckerberg, DiEM25 and… my dad
      End of the year, yes, a perfect time to look back to 2021 and its betrayed, hollow promises. Here, on ABC Radio National’s Late Night Live, I am chatting with Phillip Adams (DiEM25’s honorary member) the motivated fiasco that was Cop26, Angela Merkel’s peculiar failure, China, Zuckerberg and, yes, my…... Read more »
    • VideoΠρόσωπο με Πρόσωπο Νο.6: Απαντώντας σε 10 νέες βιντεο-ερωτήσεις σας
      Στο 6ο «Πρόσωπο με Πρόσωπο» απαντώ σε 10 νέες ερωτήσεις σας για: Το πιστεύει το ΜέΡΑ25 για τα δικαιώματα των ΛΟΑΤΚ+ στον γάμο και την τεχνοθεσία; Πως πρέπει να τιμωρούνται πολιτικοί που δεν κρατούν το λόγο τους προς το εκλογικό σώμα; Υπάρχει ανοχή της τρόικας προς την “Μητσοτάκης ΑΕ”; Ποια η... Read more »
    • The West’s Wasted Year – Project Syndicate
      A year that began hopefully is ending grimly. Western political elites, unable (and perhaps unwilling) to turn a deadly pandemic and climate crisis into a life-preserving opportunity, have only themselves to blame. ATHENS – The silver lining in the gloomy cloud of the pandemic was the opportunity it gave the... Read more »
    • A Progressive Monetary Policy Is the Only Alternative – Project Syndicate
      Torn between inflationary jitters and fear of deflation, central bankers in the major advanced economies are taking a potentially costly wait-and-see approach. Only a progressive rethink of their tools and aims can help them play a socially useful post-pandemic role. ATHENS – As the coronavirus pandemic recedes in the advanced... Read more »
    • DiEM25 is radicalising, seizing the moment, upping our game. Join us?
      A message for DiEM25 members: We are on the cusp for our paneuropean movement’s second, more radical, terribly necessary phase. Are you in? DiEM25 is your movement. Existing members, please go to https://diem25.org/YESlets to let us know that you’re in. Everyone else, you can get a full membership at https://internal.diem25.org/users/sig…... Read more »

     


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      Jude Collins

    • HAS IRELAND GOT A FOREIGN POLICY? – by Donal Kennedy
      What I mean is -does Ireland have an independent foreign policy ? It seems to me that the State has lost its bearings and it is bending to the wishes of foreign powers which have nothing in common with the principles set out in the Constitution enacted by the plain people of Ireland... Read more »
    • Big bold Boris
      This blog first appeared as a column in the Andersonstown News What is it with Boris Johnson and big projects? We all know men who drive big cars as a sub-conscious counter-balance to their lack of size in other areas. But Johnson doesn’t just get driven around in a big car. He is, in another sense entirely, a driven man.... Read more »
    • What bloody men are these? – by Donal Kennedy
      WHAT BLOODY MEN WERE THESE? – by Donal Kennedy Though retired and virtually under house arrest because of the pandemic I don’t watch much TV. Most programmes are shite or trite and those that are not are interrupted by advertising. I can remember when there were only two channels, both... Read more »
    • TV REVIEW: THE VIEW
      This  blog first appeared as a TV review in the Andersonstown News As ever, Mark Carruthers stands (why oh why do they have to stand?) clutching a sheaf of notes. “Could Christmas be cancelled?” he asks, and welcomes us to THE VIEW (BBC ONE). He has as guests Christopher Stalford (DUP) and Owen Tennyson (Alliance). The latter looks young and guileless,... Read more »
    • Amnesty for Murder: Boris Johnson’s proposed blanket immunity legislation – by Fra Hughes
      First published by al maya deen English November 29, 2021, on a cold wet winters night in Belfast, victims and survivors of troubles-related atrocities met at Belfast Queen’s University Peter Froggatt Centre, to hold a public meeting entitled ‘No To Amnesty. Speaker after speaker condemned the proposal of Boris Johnson... Read more »
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    • Army Detains Dozens of Palestinians From the West Bank
      Israeli forces detained, on Thursday, dozens of Palestinian civilians from various parts of the occupied West Bank, according to the Palestinian News & Information Agency (WAFA). In the northern West Bank city of Tulkarem, soldiers invaded the home of a student at the Palestine Technical University, identified as Ahmed Jamal... Read more »
    • Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians, Open Fire At Farmers, In Gaza
      Israeli soldiers abducted, earlier Thursday, two young Palestinian men on lands near the fence in the eastern part of southern Gaza Strip, in addition to firing live rounds at farmers in the central part of the coastal region. Media sources said the soldiers, stationed behind the perimeter fence, east of... Read more »
    • Israeli Foreign Minister To Visit Cairo, Discuss Efforts To “Maintain Calm” In Gaza
      Israeli media sources have reported that the Israeli Foreign Minister, Yair Lapid, will be heading to Cairo, Thursday, to meet with his Egyptian counterpart, Sameh Shokri, to discuss the efforts to “maintain calm” in Gaza, and efforts for “economic development.” Israeli sources have reported that Lapid intends to hold talks... Read more »
    • Israeli Soldiers Assault Many Palestinians In Sheikh Jarrah
      Israeli soldiers assaulted, on Wednesday evening, many Palestinians in Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood, in the occupied Palestinian capital, Jerusalem, in the West Bank. Media sources said dozens of soldiers and police officers invaded the neighborhood, and attacked many Palestinians, especially young men, to force them to leave, wounding at least four... Read more »
    • Israeli Soldiers Shoot Two Palestinian, Abduct One Of Them, Near Jenin
      Israeli soldiers shot, on Wednesday evening, two young Palestinian men and abducted one of them, after the army invaded the southern area of Ya’bad town, west of the northern West Bank city of Jenin. Media sources said several army jeeps invaded the town, leading to protests before the soldiers fired... Read more »

     


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      Free willl

    • Economic Inequality | 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 »
    • Workplace Democracy| 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 U.S. Education System | 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 »
    • Introspection and Intelligibility | 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 »
    • Facts | 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 Omicron shame: Why is the world punishing instead of helping Africa?
      The decision by several governments across the globe to institute travel bans on seven African countries, starting on 27 November, due to the discovery of a new Covid-19 variant, Omicron, was perceived to be hasty in the eyes of some and fully justifiable on medical grounds, in the view of... Read more »
    • The PA exposes its dependence on Israel and the international community
      Palestinian Authority leader, Mahmoud Abbas's UN General Assembly speech will remain a reference for a while longer. As Israel plans further settlement expansion, Nabil Abu Rudeineh, the spokesman for Abbas, said that Israel's settlement expansion "will push the Palestinian leadership to accelerate its implementation of the ultimatum" announced during the... Read more »
    • Could Libya really have democratic and transparent elections?
      If Libyans really go to the polls as planned, on 24 December, it will be a moment of history-making and a new reality in the conflict ravaged country. The North African country never had a president before, let alone running one in which the president is directly elected by the... Read more »
    • Patrick Zaki's release an effort to whitewash Egypt's regime, says rights advocate
      Egyptian activist and former EIPR researcher Patrick George Zaki has been released from detention after 22 months. According to Mada Masr, his mother Hala Sobhy fainted upon hearing the news that the court had ordered his release. "I'm jumping for joy!" she told AFP. "We're now on our way to... Read more »
    • The PA security services bring shame and humiliation to the people of occupied Palestine
      Unsurprisingly, Palestinian Authority security forces safeguarded two Israeli settlers who entered Ramallah a few days ago. As has happened before, the incident passed largely unnoticed until the PA officers had to protect the settlers from the anger of Palestinian youths at Al-Manara roundabout, and return them safely to the Israeli... Read more »
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      Z Blogs

    • Most Americans Look Favorably on Global Governance
      Amid all the flag-waving, chants of “USA, USA,” and other nationalist hoopla that characterize mainstream politics in the United States, it’s easy to miss the fact that most Americans favor global governance.  Although a great many Americans do feel a sense of identification with the U.S. government, a majority also... Read more »
    • Why Is U.S. Military Spending Increasing to New, Outlandish Levels?
      Although critics of the Biden administration’s Build Back Better plan to increase funding for U.S. education, healthcare, and action against climate catastrophe say the United States can’t afford it, there are no such qualms about ramping up funding for the U.S. military. This May, the Pentagon asked Congress to fund... Read more »
    • Imagine a World with U.S.-China Cooperation
      On September 10, 2021, during an important diplomatic meeting that occurred by telephone, U.S. President Joseph Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping affirmed the necessity of a better relationship between their two nations.  According to the official Chinese summary, Xi said that “when China and the United States cooperate, the... Read more »
    • The Fate of Cassandra: Dire Predictions Go Unheeded
      In ancient Greek mythology, Cassandra was a priestess who was able to predict the future but unable to convince others to act upon her prophecies. The fate of Cassandra seems particularly relevant today, for there has been ample warning about three developments that threaten continued human existence—preparations for nuclear war,... Read more »
    • Building Social Solidarity Across National Boundaries
      Is it possible to build social solidarity beyond the state? It’s easy to conclude that it’s not.  In 1915, as national governments produced the shocking carnage of World War I, Ralph Chaplin, an activist in the Industrial Workers of the World, wrote his stirring song, “Solidarity Forever.”  Taken up by... Read more »

     


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      Michael Hudson

    • Falling into Line: Turning Endless Deficits into a Power Base
      Thanks to all our Patreon supporters, we are now up to …. 67 patrons! Please support my work. This is an important interview. Michael Hudson Interviewed on Kevin Barrett’s Truth Jihad Radio, 11/15/21 Kevin Barrett: Welcome to Truth Jihad Radio, the radio show that wages the all-out struggle for truth... Read more »
    • On Trotsky, on Imperialism
      On a tangent here with George Galloway. Starts from 14.30. Please support my new Patreon page. It’s as good as selling books! Leon Trotsky: “Our planet is being turned into a filthy and evil-smelling imperialist barrack.” Leon Trotsky was a very famous Russian indeed. A key figure in the Bolshevik... Read more »
    • Did the Squad give away their Bargaining Power?
      I was glad to see Ayanna Pressley make clear over the weekend what a travesty has occurred, explaining that she had to oppose the infrastructure bill because House leaders did not honor the agreement that they had made: “We have been clear from the onset that any vote on the... Read more »
    • The Unreformable Democratic Party?
        Is This the End of the Unreformable Democratic Party? Please support my new Patreon page. I now have 46 patrons. Thank you! History has been rewritten almost daily this week, almost immediately as it occurs. A Wall Street Journal editorial on November 4 spun its view of what is... Read more »
    • The Neoliberal Exploitation Under a Super-Imperialism Lense
      An interview on The Zero Hour to discuss the newly-released third edition of the 1971 book, Super-Imperialism: The Economic Strategy of American Empire. ESKOW: … The premise of your book, which has just been reissued, is something that I think a lot of people nebulously grasp parts of but don’t... Read more »
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      Mother Jones

    • Who Poured $1 Billion Into Trump’s Media Empire? We Might Never Know.
      Former president Donald Trump’s media company scored a coup over the weekend, announcing it had landed $1 billion in investment. But the public might never know who has funded Trump’s media dreams, creating a potential conflict of interest on a colossal scale. And even before the deal was announced, the... Read more »
    • South Africa’s White-Rhino Ranchers Face an Uncertain Future
      This story was originally published by Undark and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Three hours outside Johannesburg, the gravel road to John Hume’s home slices through grasslands tinged a parched amber hue as the winter dry season fades. The former hotel mogul owns the world’s largest privately held rhino... Read more »
    • January 6 Committee Threatens Mark Meadows With Contempt
      The select committee investigating the January 6 riot at the US Capitol plans to move forward with contempt proceedings against Mark Meadows, Trump’s fourth and final chief of staff.  For the past week, Meadows has danced around the possibility of cooperating with the committee, supplying it with documents and signaling... Read more »
    • It Sure Looks Like Trump Is Going to Decide the Georgia Governor’s Race
      Remember that cult of personality who selfishly had his supporters commit an almost-coup about a year ago because he couldn’t accept that he lost? Well, it seems he’s still the de facto leader of the Republican party. As Georgia heads for a gubernatorial election, a new poll of likely Republican... Read more »
    • VideoBiden’s Beijing Olympics Boycott Is a Good Start. What Happens Next Is Even More Important.
      The Biden administration’s decision Monday to skip the Winter Olympics in Beijing, as part of a so-called “diplomatic boycott,” was historic—if a bit anti-climactic. The move had been telegraphed since November, when Biden publicly said that it was under consideration, and the pseudo-boycott will not exclude US athletes from competing,... Read more »

     


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      accuracy.org

    • As Biden and Putin Spar: Has the Nobel Prize Committee Helped Perpetuate War?
      "The world simply cannot afford to continue war business as usual. The costs of arms races prevent us from addressing numerous very real threats -- climate break-down, nuclear arms, poverty, a lasting pandemic, an increasingly fragile food supply. We have to realize that military power games only guarantee eternal insecurity... Read more »
    • Say it: “Corporate Crime”
      "Had the prosecutors been allowed to move on their memo and bring felony charges against key Purdue Pharma executives and proceeded in a full out prosecution of the company and its high ranking executives and owners, the epidemic could have been limited, saving tens of thousands of American lives. But... Read more »
    • When Racism Pervades the Jury Room
      "The Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals was just in granting a new trial to African American defendant Tim Gilbert following his conviction for aggravated assault and other charges. Not only was Gilbert judged by an all-white jury in a county that is 11 percent African American, but that jury made... Read more »
    • Congress to Vote on Saudi Arms Sales as it Commits “War Crimes”
      "For nearly seven years, U.S.-supported Saudi forces have unlawfully targeted civilian objects and infrastructure via indiscriminate and disproportionate attacks that have killed and injured thousands of civilians in Yemen. These aerial bombardments include myriad war crimes and have exacerbated the catastrophic humanitarian crisis. The unlawful blockade imposed by the Saudi-led... Read more »
    • How NATO Provokes Russia
      "Recent tensions over the Ukraine are raising the possibility of a full return to the Cold War between the two powers, the United States and Russia. What is often overlooked in this emerging crisis is that it began with a U.S. provocation against Russia. In 1990, the U.S. government promised... Read more »
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      George Monbiot

    • A Tyrant’s Power
      If the government’s amendments to the Police Bill are passed, we are on the path to authoritarianism. By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian, 1st December 2021 This is proper police state stuff. The last-minute amendments crowbarred by the government into the police, crime, sentencing and courts bill are a... Read more »
    • Cleaning Up
      Thanks to disgraceful government failures, an illegal waste-dumping mafia is now burning and burying millions of tonnes of dangerous materials. By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 24th November 2021 They made millions from it. They threatened our health and poisoned the land. Among the filth they buried were industrial... Read more »
    • Domino Theory
      Our last, best hope of averting systemic environmental collapse is to use the peculiarities of complex systems to trigger cascading political regime shifts. By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 14th November 2021. Now it’s a straight fight for survival. The Glasgow Climate Pact, for all its restrained and diplomatic... Read more »
    • Wealth Curse
      Why do we tolerate the massive environmental impacts of the very rich? By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 10th November 2021 Most of our dysfunctions are caused by pandering to the rich. The way governments have allowed democracy to be eroded by lobbyists (including politicians with lucrative private interests);... Read more »
    • Looting By Other Means
      What the rich nations owe the poor is not climate aid or climate loans. It’s climate reparations. By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 5th November 2021 The story of the past 500 years can be crudely summarised as follows. A handful of European nations, which had mastered both the... Read more »

     

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