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    Novara Media

  • Israel Is Rushing Settlement Expansion in Fear of a Biden Presidency. They Have Nothing to Worry About.
    Earlier this month, Israel’s Civil Administration High Planning Council convened after an eight-month hiatus to approve more than 4,900 new settlement units in the West Bank. The majority of these are located in settlements that would probably be evacuated in the (unlikely) event of a peace agreement, including militant communities... Read more »
  • Why Do Americans Put up With Their Wildly Undemocratic Political System?
    For a country that loves to proclaim itself the embodiment of democracy, the United States doesn’t have very much of it.  This was the case even before Americans elected a president who’s shown no scruples about violating the most basic tenets of liberal democracy, from continuous vocal support for voter... Read more »
  • Poland’s Pro-Choice Protests Are Radicalising a Generation
    Thousands of people took to the streets last week after Poland’s top court passed a ruling to outlaw nearly all abortions. Since then, demonstrations have spread across the country, with hundreds of thousands of women and their allies marching across towns and cities, blocking roads, defacing monuments and clashing with... Read more »
  • The Fallout
    A day after Keir Starmer threw a grenade into the Labour Party by suspending Corbyn, what do we now know about how MPs, unions and members will respond? With Michael Walker and Aaron Bastani.... Read more »
  • What Next for Lebanon’s Left?
    Almost a year to the day since Lebanon’s “October revolution” forced the resignation of prime minister Saad Hariri, a group of beleaguered revolutionaries again marched through the streets of Beirut last week – this time protesting Hariri’s inevitable reappointment. Facing antagonism by pro-Hariri counter-protesters, the march was redirected by the... Read more »

 


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    CounterPunch.org

  • The Campus Thought Police: Faux Outrage, Intimidation, and the Threat to Free Speech
    There’s a long history of faux outrage in reactionary U.S. media regarding the alleged threat of “leftist propaganda” in higher education. It’s common to hear laments on the right against “cultural Marxists” in the academy who indoctrinate America’s youth and poison their minds. And far-right media have developed a tried-and-true... Read more »
  • Roaming Charges: High Anxiety
    If you want to finally destroy the electoral college, you should hope that Biden somehow manages to lose the popular vote, because of voter suppression or court rulings prematurely stopping vote counting in some states, but narrowly prevails in the electoral college. It will be gone before Amy Coney Barrett... Read more »
  • Make a Plan to Resist
    Nearly two and a half centuries since its founding, the United States, self-described homeland and headquarters of democracy, does not select its top elected official, the president, on the basis of a national popular vote. The Electoral College, devised by slave-owning constitutional framers for whom democracy was the ultimate nightmare,... Read more »
  • The Orwellian Ironies of the So-Called Labour Party
    Anthony Charles Lynton Blair is one of the most ghoulish figures in the annals of ambition and mass-murder. In Shakespeare’s Macbeth, the Scottish thane was slowly and mentally unravelled by the fact that he had directly and physically participated in the crime which would lead to his damnation, but Blair's civilised,... Read more »
  • How Venezuela Has Held Back COVID-19 in Spite of the U.S. Sanctions Stranglehold on Its Economy
    Not for one minute during this pandemic has the United States stopped trying to overthrow the government of Nicolás Maduro in Venezuela. A seam of cruelty runs through U.S. policy, which by its sanctions regime prevents Venezuela from open trade of its oil to import key medical equipment to help... Read more »

 


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    Jude Collins

  • Trump beats the odds again?
    This blog first appeared as a column.  in the Andersonstown News Sometimes I have flashbacks. I come downstairs, switch on the radio and hear the news that Donald Trump has won the US presidential election. The night before, I’d watched pundit after pundit on CNN explain how if by some miracle Trump climbed over Obstacle A, he’d still be... Read more »
  • HAROLD EVANS, BLOODY SUNDAY AND WIDGERY POKERY
    The Headline is my own. The text below is of an email sent me  in November 2011 by Eamon Dyas,( former Head of Archives  with News International)  PART ONE “It was under Harold Evans’s  editorship that the SUNDAY TIMES  Insight team undertook such a thorough investigation of the Bloody Sunday... Read more »
  • PAT + JUDE TALK ABOUT STARMER AND CORBYN, £10,000 LANDING IN AN ACCOUNT, AND HALLOWEEN
    Is Jeremy Corbyn a hang-over from a Labour past that’s truly past its sell-by date, or is he a socialist who therefore doesn’t fit into modern  Labour? And that £10,000 grant that erroneously was sent to the account of  quite a few people: if it happened to you, would you pay it back? Finally, Halloween –  was it a daft inflation of an ancient feast, or just  Derry people having a bit of fun and attracting tourists as well? Pat and I cover all the bases… The post PAT + JUDE TALK ABOUT STARMER AND CORBYN, £10,000 LANDING IN AN ACCOUNT, AND HALLOWEEN appeared first on Jude Collins.... Read more »
  • Good knight Sir Keir casts Corbyn into the night
    So Jeremy Corbyn has been suspended from the Labour Party he led until a short time ago. He was ejected, not because he said he thought anti-Semitism was a good thing, or that he denied the existence of anti-Semitism in the Labour Party. He was dumped because he said that,... Read more »
  • Today’s Irish Times: a colonel and a columnist
    There are two interesting pieces in this morning’s Irish Times.  The first is a letter from a retired Irish colonel, in which he advances a proposal in some ways as radical as Jonathan Swift’s Modest Proposal, when he argued that poor Irish people should be allowed to sell their babies... Read more »

 


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    Beat the Press – Center for Economic and Policy Research

  • Changes that Would Make a Difference in the Biden Administration
    I’m not going to get too into mapping out an agenda for the Biden administration. I still remember speaking at the zombie conferences (stealing that line from my friend, Josh Bivens) in November and December of 2016. We had all sorts of great plans for the Clinton administration. But there... Read more »
  • Donald Trump and Jair Bolsonaro Plot to Get Brazilians Killed
    It’s not normal for a president of the United States to make plans with the president of an allied country that is likely to get tens of thousands of people in that country killed. But we’re not talking about ordinary presidents, we’re talking about Donald Trump and Jair Bolsonaro. The... Read more »
  • Washington Post Reports on How Top Execs at Bankrupt Companies Get Large Bonuses
    The Post had a nice piece reported on how the top executives of major companies that went into bankruptcy were able to get large bonuses. As the piece points out, the bonuses are not tied to performance outcomes, like getting the companies out of bankruptcy in a specific time frame.... Read more »
  • Yet Another Diatribe on Patent Monopolies and How They Are Not Talked About in Polite Company
    I had a short vacation last week, so my comments are both late and short. I will yet again take a shot at patent monopolies as a mechanism for financing the development of prescription drugs. This is because it is in the news, both with Purdue Pharma’s settlement in the... Read more »
  • Red State Governors Still Flunk Coronavirus Testing
    A few weeks back I did a post noting that states governed by Republicans had the highest positive test rates, while the states with the lowest positive rates were mostly governed by Democrats. I argued that positive test rates are a good measure of how serious the governors are in... Read more »
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    Free willl

  • Are Corporations Legitimate Institutions | 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 »
  • Dictatorship of the Proletariat |Noam Chomsky vs. Michel Foucault
    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 »
  • President Donald Trump: The 60 Minutes 2020 Election Interview
    President Donald Trump: The 60 Minutes 2020 Election InterviewIn an interview that's made headlines this week, Lesley Stahl presses President Trump on once-again rising coronavirus cases and what his priorities would be if re-elected. Stahl also speaks with Mr. Trump's running mate, Vice President Mike Pence. https://cbsn.ws/3mhiSZKSubscribe to the 60... Read more »
  • Varoufakis: "We'll do whatever it takes to turn the tables on those who're killing Assange" | DiEM25
    Yanis Varoufakis, DiEM25 co-founder and MeRA25 MP, exclusive statement after testifying against the company hired to spy on Julian Assange (October 27, 2020).Read more: https://diem25.org/yanis-varoufakis-t...... Read more »
  • The First 9_11 | 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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    Center for Economic and Policy Research

  • Changes that Would Make a Difference in the Biden Administration
    I’m not going to get too into mapping out an agenda for the Biden administration. I still remember speaking at the zombie conferences (stealing that line from my friend, Josh Bivens) in November and December of 2016. We had all sorts of great plans for the Clinton administration. But there... Read more »
  • Donald Trump and Jair Bolsonaro Plot to Get Brazilians Killed
    It’s not normal for a president of the United States to make plans with the president of an allied country that is likely to get tens of thousands of people in that country killed. But we’re not talking about ordinary presidents, we’re talking about Donald Trump and Jair Bolsonaro. The... Read more »
  • Record 33.1 Percent Surge Still Leaves GDP 3.5 Percent Below Pre-Pandemic Level
    The trade deficit reached a record in the third quarter. GDP grew at a record 33.1 percent annual rate, as the economy bounced back from the pandemic-driven shutdowns in the second quarter. However, even with this record growth, the economy was still 3.5 percent below its pre-pandemic level. If we... Read more »
  • Note to Biden: A President Can Do a Lot Even Without the Senate
    The American Prospect See article on original site For almost four years, the breathtaking cruelty, mismanagement, and corruption of the Trump administration have kept the pundits yapping, the printing presses running, angry congressional letters flying, and the Twittersphere ablaze. Depending on the results of next Tuesday’s election, however, Joe Biden... Read more »
  • How BlackRock is on Track to Infiltrate a Biden Administration
    AlterNet CounterPunch See article on original site The Democratic base, still scarred from the 2016 election, is frantic not to count its chickens before they hatch. But Wall Street and corporate America have no such qualms. As Joe Biden leads in national polls and swing states, the most powerful firms... Read more »

 


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    Right Wing Watch

  • Right Wing Round-Up: Perdue Chickens Out
    Ben Collins and Brandy Zadrozny @ NBC News: How a fake persona laid the groundwork for a Hunter Biden conspiracy deluge. Matt Gertz and Zachary Pleat @ Media Matters: Rudy Giuliani on Twitter’s Jack Dorsey: “Put him in jail” over handling of Hunter Biden story. Colby Hall @ Mediaite: Trump... Read more »
  • Right Wing Bonus Tracks: Trump’s Inhuman Critics
    After heaping praise on President Donald Trump, Franklin Graham claims that he’s “not telling people who to vote for, but I certainly am encouraging people to pray about who to vote for—and to pray for this president with so many in the media and the progressive, socialist-leaning left doing everything... Read more »
  • Far-Right and White Supremacist Groups Are Training for Violence in the US 
    Earlier this week, Buzzfeed reported that Patriot Front, a three-year-old a white supremacist group labeled “one of the most active hate groups in the United States,” is actively training in preparation for violence following the upcoming presidential elections. The group, which was created in the aftermath of the 2017 melée in Charlottesville... Read more »
  • Trump ‘Prophet’ Lance Wallnau Uses QAnon Rhetoric To Promote Preelection Spiritual Warfare Rally 
    Trump-supporting “prophetic” personality Lance Wallnau will host a preelection “prayer assault​” and spiritual warfare rally on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., this weekend. Wallnau’s advocacy on behalf of Trump has earned him insider status at the White House. Wallnau, a promoter of Seven Mountains Dominionist theology, is a member of... Read more »
  • VideoHey, Washington Post: Trump ‘Prophet’ Frank Amedia Is Not a Voice of Reason and Unity
    Commentary Former Trump campaign adviser Frank Amedia, a pro-Trump “prophet,” is the founder of POTUS Shield, a network of dominionist religious leaders created to wage spiritual warfare on behalf of President Donald Trump. While Right Wing Watch covers Amedia regularly, he does not get much mainstream media coverage. It was... Read more »
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    Z Blogs

  • Trump’s Broken Promises to U.S. Factory Workers
    Back in 2016, while campaigning for president, Donald Trump discovered a useful tactic for drawing the votes of disgruntled blue-collar workers: denouncing the loss of U.S. manufacturing jobs and promising to restore them.  At a rally in hard-hit Ohio, he assailed the Democrats and assured his listeners that he would... Read more »
  • Latest UN report on Venezuela is not remotely honest (Part 2)
    On September 15, UN investigators ( the so called “Mission”) published a 411 page report  about the human rights situation in Venezuela.[1]  Part 1 of my analysis of the report focused on its gross dishonesty about opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez. The Mission reviewed his career since 2000 but never mentioned... Read more »
  • Most Germans Want US Military to Leave the Country
    Unlike their elected riulers, most Germans don’t want to be part of the nuclear ‘theater’ Trump, once again doing the right thing for the wrong reasons, wants to pull US troops out of Germany because Germany doesn’t spend enough on “defence”. The German population tend to like it but don’t... Read more »
  • Difference, Free Speech and Universal Values
    The proposed hate crime clauses of the Scottish Crime Bill are being redrawn because of claims they will criminalize ‘legitimate acts of expression’. Climbdown on the Scottish Hate Crime Bill: a small setback for those who believe that attacking freedom of speech is the way to deal with prejudice and... Read more »
  • Memories of Voter Suppression
    Back in July 1962, when, according to Donald Trump, America was “great,” I was in the Deep South, working to register Black voters.  It was a near-hopeless project, given the mass disenfranchisement of the region’s Black population that was enforced by Southern law and an occasional dose of white terrorism.... Read more »
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    Posts

  • The President, the Pandemic & the Election
    The urgent problem of overcoming the existential crises—global warming, nuclear war, pandemics—has to be done within the general framework of existing institutions. We can improve them. But you won’t be able to overcome them in the relevant time frame... Read more »
  • Trump Is Willing to Dismantle Democracy to Hold On to Power
    Interview on the national and international significance of Trump’s refusal to commit to a “peaceful transition to power” and his reliance on conspiracy theories... Read more »
  • Internationalism or Extinction
    PI Council Member Noam Chomsky’s keynote speech at the Progressive International’s inaugural summit.... Read more »
  • The train wreck of the 2020 US election
    Interview on the 2020 US election, the state of humanity, the breakdown of democracy, the rise of conspiracy theories, the prosecution of Julian Assange, the role of satire – and what helps to keep him going amidst all this... Read more »
  • “The fate of humanity hangs in the balance”
    The means to manage the crisis are available. But not for long. One primary task of the Progressive International is to ensure that we all panic now — and act accordingly.... Read more »

 


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    The Real News Network

  • Can a Biden presidency solve the Global South’s climate struggles?
    In an interview with The Real News, author and academic David Orr says the Global North has a moral obligation to assist the developing world in confronting global warming—And Biden’s presidency could be the last chance to do so. The post Can a Biden presidency solve the Global South’s climate... Read more »
  • Kentucky lawmaker, co-author of ‘Breonna’s Law,’ talks about her arrest after protest
    Attica Scott was arrested in September on first degree felony charges. The post Kentucky lawmaker, co-author of ‘Breonna’s Law,’ talks about her arrest after protest appeared first on The Real News Network.... Read more »
  • VideoElection 2020: The final countdown
    The race for the White House is important, but it's the Senate races that could determine whether we're headed towards a dictatorship. The post Election 2020: The final countdown appeared first on The Real News Network.... Read more »
  • Bankers stole millions. He defied a cop. Guess who went to jail?
    The settlement between Goldman Sachs for stealing hundreds of millions compared to the treatment of Blind Justice an activist for the disabled who refused to provide ID to a cop illustrates the vast gap between justice for the rich and everyone else. The post Bankers stole millions. He defied a... Read more »
  • Ganstagrass’ album ‘No Time for Enemies’ is a companion to their activism
    Few organizations look to inspire young voters by examining the intersection of culture and politics. Brian E. Farrow’s band Gangstagrass, an unlikely fusion of hip-hop and bluegrass, is looking to change that for the 2020 election with their Get Out the Vote campaign. The post Ganstagrass’ album ‘No Time for... Read more »
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    Democracy Now!

  • "Let the People Pick the President": The Case for Abolishing the Electoral College
    As Donald Trump and Joe Biden make their final campaign pushes in battleground states that could decide the election, we speak with author and journalist Jesse Wegmen about the case for abolishing the Electoral College system altogether and moving toward a national popular vote for electing the president. Two of... Read more »
  • Native American Voters Could Decide Key Senate Races While Battling Intense Voter Suppression
    Native American voters could sway key Senate races in next week's election in Montana, North Carolina, Arizona and Maine. Investigative journalist Jenni Monet says that for many tribal citizens, the contest is not just about Democrats and Republicans. These voters "support those who understand their sovereignty," says Monet, who writes... Read more »
  • "Fighting for Democracy": Carol Anderson on Voter Suppression & Why Georgia Could Go Blue
    As the 2020 campaign enters its final days, we go to Georgia, where two Senate seats are up for grabs and both Republican incumbents face stiff opposition. Joe Biden is also spending significant time in the state, which no Democratic presidential candidate has won since 1992. "Georgia is truly in... Read more »
  • Headlines for October 30, 2020
    U.S. Records Nearly 90,000 Daily Coronavirus Infections, a New Record, Trump Admin Cleared Nursing Homes Where 40,000 Died of COVID-19 of Infection-Control Violations, Trump and Biden Hold Competing Rallies in Battleground State of Florida, Pennsylvania On-Time Mail Delivery Plummets as Voters Cast Record Number of Mail-In Ballots , Family of Walter Wallace... Read more »
  • Pandemic Poverty: The CARES Act Kept Millions from Going Hungry. Why Won't the Senate Renew It?
    The massive $2 trillion CARES Act — which sent households one-time payments and boosted unemployment checks with an additional $600 a week through July — helped keep millions afloat, but more than 8 million people have been forced into poverty since the aid ended. "The relief was temporary, and much... Read more »

 


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    Michael Hudson

  • Odd Lots, Bloomberg
    An interview on Odd Lots, Bloomberg In the wake of the Great Financial Crisis, you heard a lot of talk about the US becoming like Greece unless the budget deficit were brought under control. However, these warnings proved to be unfounded. That being said, there are risks of a different... Read more »
  • Capitalism’s Charade Continues
    In discussion alongside Steve Keen – always enlightening. Photo by Sigrid Wu on Unsplash The post Capitalism's Charade Continues first appeared on Michael Hudson.... Read more »
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Debt Deflation and the Neofeudal Empire
    Grumbine 2020` Macro N Cheese – Episode 88 Michael Hudson  (00:02): The money that you pay for debt service to a bank isn’t spent back into the economy. The bank bond holders are basically the 1% of the economy. They’re rich enough that they’re not going to take all this... Read more »
  • Debt, Land and Money, From Polanyi to the New Economic Archaeology
    Inspiration for The Great Transformation in the postwar monetary breakdown Karl Polanyi’s formative years in the aftermath of World War I were a period of monetary turmoil. The United States became a creditor nation for the first time, and demanded payment of the war debts that Keynes warned were unpayable... Read more »
  • Vale David Graeber
    I’ve known David Graeber for over 15 years. After I published my third Harvard colloquium on Debt and Economic Renewal in the Ancient Near East, he contacted me to discuss the views of Karl Polanyi, as my group was in many ways the successor group to Polanyi’s at Columbia University... Read more »
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    Mother Jones

  • Should You Recycle Your Disposable Mask?
    This piece was originally published in High Country News and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. In March, Seattle was the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the parents of Yooni Kim, a retail worker, were worried about her. They sent her a package of disposable masks, and... Read more »
  • Decimals, Drama, and Hotel Transylvania: The Friday Before Halloween With One Fifth-Grader
    The first thing I notice when I log on is Ms. Washington’s purple witch hat. Just a few Zoom squares away, there’s a background of a spooky Halloween scene, complete with a Jack-o-Lantern scarecrow and a glowing crescent moon. It’s festive and sweet, but far from the normal Friday before... Read more »
  • Everything Is About to Change Forever and Always: A Weekend Reading Guide
    Four years ago, on the Friday before the election, I had a party at a bar in New York to commemorate that the most crazy stressful bizarre election of our lives was finally about to be over. “We’ve almost made it through,” was the idea. Of course, a few days... Read more »
  • Trump Just Told His Biggest Coronavirus Lie Yet
    As Americans head to the polls amid a massive surge in coronavirus cases and an increase in COVID-19 deaths, President Donald Trump is responding to the resurgent pandemic by brazenly lying about it. Campaigning around the country at rallies experts say are likely to spread the virus, Trump has taken... Read more »
  • “I’ll Have People”: The Resistance Has a Plan to Stop Trump From Stealing the Election
    Chris Stanley lives in the Villages, the sprawling retirement community in Central Florida that’s home to more than 115,000 of the nation’s over-55 set. At 56, she’s young by Villages standards. But as a veteran Democratic organizer who’s volunteered in every election since she was 18, she’s already found her... Read more »

 


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    George Monbiot

  • Without Trace
    The huge amount of public money spent on test and trace has been wasted by incompetent private contractors and executives, with devastating results. By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 21st October, 2020 If you are not incandescent with rage, you haven’t grasped the scale of what has been done... Read more »
  • The State of It
    The government retreats for billionaires, while smashing down our doors. By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 14th October 2020 The question that divides left from right should no longer be “how big is the state?”, but “to whom should its powers be devolved?”. In his conference speech last week,... Read more »
  • Commanding View
    The BBC amplifies the voices of billionaires, and shuts down those who challenge them. By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 7th October 2020 They don’t want balance, they want possession. The oligarchs who own the newspapers will never accept the BBC, because it does not belong to them. However... Read more »
  • The Tyranny of Hope
    World summits and politicians’ promises are not taking us closer to environmental salvation, but further away. By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian, 30th Septeember 2020 It’s the hope I can’t stand. Every few years, governments gather to make solemn promises about the action they will take to defend the... Read more »
  • Be Still
    Let’s create communities from which we scarcely have to travel. By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 23rd September 2020 Could it be true? That this government will bring all sales of petrol and diesel cars to an end by 2030? That it will cancel all rail franchises and replace... Read more »

 

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