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      Novara Media

    • Sturgeon Sets IndyRef2 Date, Starmer Rips up Manifesto, Tory MPs Shocking on Abortion
      After Sturgeon announced her intention to hold #IndyRef2 in October 2023, tonight on #Tyskysour we ask whether it will happen or if it’s just a political play before the next election? Plus: Starmer rips up the Labour party manifesto; and Tory MPs give their shocking views on abortion rights. With... Read more »
    • Israel is Losing the Misinformation War
      The murder of veteran Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh in May confirmed two elements of Israel’s ongoing occupation of Palestine. Firstly, Israel’s apartheid has no ethical limits. Abu Akleh, an Al Jazeera correspondent with nearly three decades of experience in the field, was wearing a helmet and flak jacket clearly... Read more »
    • How We Won: The Housing Campaigners Who Forced Councils to Protect Renters
      Throughout her tenancy, Hannah*, who lives in Newham, London, was “harassed day in and day out” by her “aggressive” former landlord. This year, she faced three eviction attempts – the last involved her front door being broken down, an action that the police supported. Along with fellow London Renters Union... Read more »
    • The Media Needs More Labour Correspondents
      “In the past, there were enough labour correspondents to mount a cricket team to play the union barons before the Trades Union Congress started each year,” journalist John Mair wrote for the BBC in 2011. “Today, they could not umpire that match.” Little has changed in the decade since Mair’s... Read more »
    • One Last Job
      By the 1990s, a faction of Irish republicans were turning away from militancy and setting their sights on peace. A political future for the campaign would require more money, more lobbying, and a deeper engagement with the United States – though not with Irish Northern Aid, now tainted by its... Read more »

     


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      CounterPunch.org

    • How Polio Shaped My Life
      The poliovirus was worse for the very young; for the coronavirus it is the old who are hardest hit. For both illnesses, respiratory aids – the “iron lung” and the ventilator – have been symbols of the struggle to keep people alive. In Cork in 1956, doctors did not seem... Read more »
    • OPEC Plus’s Accelerated Oil Production Pales in Comparison to Lost Output from US Sanctions
      If the Biden administration is indeed prioritizing lower gasoline prices, one “tool” it has at its disposal is its own policies toward Iran and Venezuela. To date, the Biden administration has not meaningfully broken with Trump’s “maximum pressure” campaigns on either country. Like many other sanctions regimes, these campaigns did... Read more »
    • Incident at Santa Susana: A Meltdown, a Fire and a Cover-Up
      When the United Nations Human Rights Council officially recognized access to “a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment” as a basic human right earlier last October, it was an acknowledgement fifty years in the making. It was backed by an international grassroots effort, with the journey to the final vote... Read more »
    • NATO and a War Foretold
      As NATO holds its Summit in Madrid on June 28-30, the war in Ukraine is taking center stage. During a pre-Summit June 22 talk with Politico, NATO’s Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg bragged about how well-prepared NATO was for this fight because, he said: “This was an invasion that was predicted,... Read more »
    • Does the Amazon Now Have a Shot at Survival?
      The Amazon rainforest, our scientists tell us, essentially works as our world’s lungs. If those Amazonian lungs ever stop breathing, so will we. This simple relationship just may make Gustavo Petro, the newly elected progressive president of Colombia, one of our planet’s most significant heads of state. If he succeeds... Read more »

     


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      Jude Collins

    • FURTHER TO MY BLOG “IN PRAISE OF FOLEY?” (28 June) – by Donal Kennedy
                “FOLEY -‘ UNSUNG HERO OF THE HOLOCAUST’- A REPLY TO JAMES CASEMENT AND MICHAEL SMITH”       Prince William might be well advised to rethink his endorsement of an insupportable fairy tale about Frank Foley.   British Intelligence bankrolled Mussolini’s newspaper from 1917. George V... Read more »
    • Matthew O’Toole: has the penny dropped?
      Matthew O’Toole – who could well end up as the SDLP leader one fine day – has an article in The Irish Times this morning. “To what extent is the UK state which agreed to the Belfast Agreement in 1998, with all its attendant commitments and understandings, still in existence?” ... Read more »
    •   “A WOMAN’S RIGHT TO CHOOSE” – THE VERY ESSENCE OF CLAP-TRAP? DISCUSS – by Donal Kennedy
      .   It would be an insult to our feathered friends to describe the catch-cry “A Woman’s Right to Choose” as bird-brained. “Choose” is, I believe, a transitive verb, which, left standing or hanging alone means, sweet Fanny Adams. Catch-cries are fashioned to attract applause from the unthinking, which is... Read more »
    • ST PATRICK’S DAY 1943 by Donal Kennedy
        St Patrick’s Day 1943 was the 50th Anniversary of the founding of The Gaelic League, and the co-founder Douglas Hyde, the Protestant son of a Church of Ireland clergyman was President of Ireland. Virtually alone in Europe the Irish State was at peace. Before the outbreak of war in... Read more »
    • PAT+JUDE TALK ABOUT ROE v WADE, MICK LYNCH, LEVELLING UP AND FINTAL O’TOOLE’S QUIET REVOLUTION…
      The rejection by the American Supreme Court of the Roe v Wade judgement, which affects abortion provision in the US, looks like sending shock waves that could even reach Europe. Pat and I try to look at the issue without screaming at each other. Has Mick Lynch changed how people... Read more »
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    • Israeli Colonizes Assault And Injure A Palestinian Man Near Ramallah
      On Wednesday, a group of fanatic illegal Israeli colonizers assaulted a Palestinian man near Ramallah in the central West Bank, causing serious wounds to his face, including his jaw, left cheek, and eye socket. The Palestinian, Arafat Tahhan from occupied Jerusalem, was heading to his land in Turmus Ayya town,... Read more »
    • VideoSoldiers Injure 22 Palestinians, Including Children, In Nablus
      On Wednesday night, Israeli soldiers injured twenty-two Palestinians, including children and one infant, who suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation, in Nablus, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank. Ahmad Jibril, the head of the Emergency Department at the Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) in Nablus, said... Read more »
    • Soldiers, Colonizers Invade Northern Plains Village, Photograph Residential Structures
      On Wednesday, Israeli soldiers and illegal colonizers invaded the Khirbat Samra village in the northern Plains of the occupied West Bank and photographed several residential structures. Aref Daraghma, a human rights activist, said the soldiers and colonizers from the “Regional Council of Settlement” invaded the village and took pictures of... Read more »
    • Israeli Navy Fires A Missile At A Fishing Boat In Rafah
      On Wednesday, an Israeli navy ship fired a missile at a Palestinian fishing boat near the shore of Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. Palestine TV said the boat was just six nautical miles from the shore of Rafah when the navy fired a missile at it... Read more »
    • WAFA: “Israeli settlers, soldiers, assault activists involved in tree planting activity in Masafer Yatta”
      HEBRON, Wednesday, June 29, 2022 (WAFA) – Israeli forces and settlers today assaulted activists participating in an olive-tree-planting activity in lands threatened with confiscation in Masafer Yatta in the South Hebron Hills, south of the occupied West Bank. Rateb Jabour, an activist, told WAFA that large groups of settlers from... Read more »

     


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      Opinion

    • Tunisia - Saied poised for more power but economy crumbles
      President Kais Saied looks on course to tighten his grip on Tunisia through a constitutional referendum in July, but it could prove to be a poisoned chalice as the economy sinks deeper into crisis and opposition to his rule widens. Nearly a year since Saied began amassing power, the 25... Read more »
    • Its gas pipeline with Egypt is a medium-term solution to Lebanon's energy crisis
      Lebanon has been facing an energy crisis for a number of years. The decline in foreign exchange reserves has made it difficult to pay overseas energy suppliers, leaving the country's power plants without the fuel they need to operate. In August last year, the then Minister of Electricity said that... Read more »
    • Israel attacked the USS Liberty in 1967; when will Washington put its special relationship aside?
      Fifty-five years ago this month, Israel declared war on the United States of America. Unofficially and not in so many words, of course, but what else can it be called when Israeli armed forces launched a two hour sustained attack on a clearly marked US Navy ship in the Eastern... Read more »
    • Palestinians 'are not animals in a zoo': On Kanafani and the need to redefine the role of the 'victim intellectual'
      Years before the United States invaded Iraq in 2003, US media introduced many new characters, promoting them as 'experts' who helped ratchet up US propaganda, ultimately allowing the US government to secure enough popular support for the war. Though enthusiasm for war began dwindling in later years, the invasion of... Read more »
    • The UN has a role in maintaining the permanent status of Palestinian refugees
      The UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) may well be operating with a permanent financial deficit. UNRWA's Commissioner General Philippe Lazzarini warned again recently that after September, its 28,000 workers might not receive their salaries as the agency is facing a $100 million... Read more »
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      Z Blogs – Zcomm

    • Russia’s Justifications for Its War in Ukraine Don’t Hold Up
      The Russian government’s justifications for its war in Ukraine―the largest, most destructive military operation in Europe since World War II―are not persuasive. Although, in defending the Russian invasion, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s primary emphasis has been on the threat of Ukraine joining NATO, that action, had it occurred, would have... Read more »
    • Imperial Nostalgia and Its Perils
      Although great empires rank among the most powerful engines of world history, they are also among the most dangerous, especially as they brood over their decline. The Russian empire provides a striking illustration of this phenomenon.  Traditionally referred to as the “prison of nations,” Russia, in its Czarist and Soviet... Read more »
    • Imperial Nostalgia and Its Perils
      Although great empires rank among the most powerful engines of world history, they are also among the most dangerous, especially as they brood over their decline. The Russian empire provides a striking illustration of this phenomenon.  Traditionally referred to as the “prison of nations,” Russia, in its Czarist and Soviet... Read more »
    • Military and Economic Power Once Again Fail to Produce Happiness
      Although the rulers of the world’s major military and economic powers have repeatedly claimed that they are making their nations great again, their policies have not resulted in widespread happiness among their citizens. That conclusion emerges from the recent World Happiness Report-2022, published by the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network. ... Read more »
    • Who Speaks for the World?
      Russia’s brutal war upon the nation of Ukraine should remind us that, for thousands of years, great powers have used their military might to launch military assaults upon smaller, weaker societies. Since World War II alone, these acts of aggression have included France’s colonial wars in Indochina and Algeria, Britain’s... Read more »

     


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      Left Foot Forward: Leading the UK's progressive debate

    • Good Law Project to sue Met Police over failure to properly investigate Partygate
      The Good Law Project is accusing the Met of failing to issue questionnaires to Boris Johnson over three Covid law-breaking leaving dos that were held at 10 Downing Street. The post Good Law Project to sue Met Police over failure to properly investigate Partygate appeared first on Left Foot Forward:... Read more »
    • Right Wing Watch Newsletter: Bye Bye By-elections
      Last week's RWW newsletter will be the last one for the moment, but at least the Tories are getting a kicking. The post Right Wing Watch Newsletter: Bye Bye By-elections appeared first on Left Foot Forward: Leading the UK's progressive debate.... Read more »
    • Radical Roundup: 10 stories that have got buried – Week 5, June 2022
      The news you didn’t see this week… The post Radical Roundup: 10 stories that have got buried – Week 5, June 2022 appeared first on Left Foot Forward: Leading the UK's progressive debate.... Read more »
    • Tories set to appoint more party donors and allies to the House of Lords
      The Tories are planning on awarding peerages to a number of loyal allies of Boris Johnson. The post Tories set to appoint more party donors and allies to the House of Lords appeared first on Left Foot Forward: Leading the UK's progressive debate.... Read more »
    • Wales is trialling a £1,600 a month Universal Basic Income for care leavers
      'We want all our young people to have the best possible chance in life and fulfil their full potential' The post Wales is trialling a £1,600 a month Universal Basic Income for care leavers appeared first on Left Foot Forward: Leading the UK's progressive debate.... Read more »
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    • After Jan. 6, Meadows & Giuliani Sought Pardons; Cheney Says Trump Allies Tampering with Witnesses
      Former aide to White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, Cassidy Hutchinson, revealed Tuesday to the House January 6 committee that Meadows and Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani both sought pardons after the insurrection. Meanwhile, in a video deposition with Trump’s former national security adviser Mike Flynn, who supported Trump’s efforts... Read more »
    • "Hang Mike Pence!" As Armed Mob Threatens VP on Jan. 6, Witness Says Trump "Thinks Mike Deserves It"
      Minutes after rioters stormed the Capitol on January 6, 2021, White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows seemed unperturbed and reluctant to act, according to live testimony from his former aide, Cassidy Hutchinson, at the public hearing on Tuesday. Then-President Donald Trump, rather than calling off his supporters, defended their... Read more »
    • Jan. 6 Bombshell: Trump Physically Attacked Secret Service Agent, Demanded to Join Mob at Capitol
      In one of the most dramatic revelations at Tuesday’s hearing of the House committee investigating the January 6 attack, star witness Cassidy Hutchinson described how then-President Trump intended to join his supporters in the march to the Capitol and lunged at his Secret Service agent, who tried to prevent him... Read more »
    • Jan. 6 Witness Says Trump Was Warned of Potential Violence, Didn't Care: "They're Not Here to Hurt Me"
      In explosive testimony Tuesday, Cassidy Hutchinson, former aide to White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, revealed new details to the January 6 select committee about the events leading up to the “Stop the Steal” rally. She indicated then-President Donald Trump and his inner circle, that included personal lawyer Rudy... Read more »
    • Headlines for June 29, 2022
      Ex-Aide: Trump Attacked His Own Security Detail on Jan. 6 Demanding to Be Taken to Capitol, Report: Trump Urged Security Officials to Halt Weapons Screening at Jan. 6 Rally, Death Toll in Texas Rises to 51 After Migrants Found Trapped in Tractor-Trailer, Texas Court Temporarily Blocks Implementation of State’s Century-Old... Read more »

     


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      Michael Hudson

    • The Fed’s Austerity Program to Reduce Wages
      To Wall Street and its backers, the solution to any price inflation is to reduce wages and public social spending. The orthodox way to do this is to push the economy into recession in order to reduce hiring. Rising unemployment will oblige labor to compete for jobs that pay less... Read more »
    • VideoAn Autobiographical on Economic Rent and Exploitation
      Settle in for this interview. Michael Hudson, Shepheard Walwyn recording May 23, 2022 Part one https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDo7HykYN9k Part two here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-xWgLertkg Jonathan Brown Michael, welcome to the podcast. Michael Hudson It’s good to be here. I’m looking forward to it. Jonathan Brown Michael, I think you have one the most extraordinary... Read more »
    • Pepe Escobar on ‘the ultimate handbook’
      Pepe Escobar REVIEW of DESTINY In his latest book, economist Michael Hudson pits socialism against finance capitalism and tears apart the ‘dream civilization’ imposed by the 1 percent. By Pepe Escobar, posted with the author’s permission and cross-posted with The Cradle Michael Hudson’s new book on the world’s urgent global economic... Read more »
    • Is US/NATO (with WEF help) pushing for a Global South famine?
      Is the proxy war in Ukraine turning out to be only a lead-up to something larger, involving world famine and a foreign-exchange crisis for food- and oil-deficit countries? Many more people are likely to die of famine and economic disruption than on the Ukrainian battlefield. It thus is appropriate to... Read more »
    • Ukraine a Trojan for Germany’s US dependence
      Boos German Interview June 1, 2022 “Taken from an interview with the newly founded German magazine “ViER” which will be published in August 2022.” ViER (FOUR), stands for the media as fourth power in checks and balances). 
(1.) Prof. Hudson, your new book “The Destiny of Civilization” is out now.... Read more »
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    • San Antonio’s Migrant Tragedy Shows There’s No Limit to GOP Opportunism
      On Monday, at least 46 bodies were found inside a tractor-trailer near the Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, and another 16 people were hospitalized in what authorities have characterized as the deadliest migrant-smuggling operation in US history. By Wednesday, the death toll had reached 51. “They were... Read more »
    • The Supreme Court Just Expanded States’ Power to Prosecute Crimes on Tribal Land
      The Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that Oklahoma has the authority to prosecute non-Native people who commit crimes against a Native person on tribal lands.  The justices, in a 5-4 decision, said that both the state and federal government have jurisdiction to prosecute these crimes. The case, Oklahoma v. Castro-Huerta,... Read more »
    • The Lessons From the Right’s 50-Year-Long Crusade to Limit the Freedom of Women
      Editor’s note: This column by David Corn first appeared in his newsletter, Our Land. But we wanted to make sure as many readers as possible have a chance to see it. Our Land is written by David twice a week and provides behind-the-scenes stories about politics and media; his unvarnished take on the events of... Read more »
    • It Looks Like Two More Years of Lauren Boebert in Congress
      Congresswoman Lauren Boebert, Colorado’s gun-toting representative, is likely to serve another term after winning her district’s Republican primary last night. Freedom wins! Thank you for all of your support. I love and appreciate all of you and promise to work as hard as I can to help get our country... Read more »
    • Overturning Roe Is a Big Win for the Global Far-Right
      On the day the US Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade and did away with the 1973 precedent establishing the constitutional right to an abortion, the far-right Brazilian government of Jair Bolsonaro published an official statement in English: “Brazil defends life from its conception and strengthens family ties.” In some... Read more »

     


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    • Michigan Supreme Court Uses “Star Chamber” to Kill Flint Water Charges Against Officials
      In regards to the Michigan Supreme Court reversing the charges of the officials responsible for the Flint water crisis, Flint Rising, a project aimed to help those harmed says, "This leaves no one criminally responsible for poisoning 100,000 people in one of the largest public health disasters in this nation’s... Read more »
    • Covid Behind Bars Project Finds Failure of Geriatric Parole Reform
      Since the start of the pandemic, UCLA Law’s Covid Behind Bars Project has tracked, collected and analyzed public information about Covid-19 in prisons, jails, youth facilities and immigration detention centers. Now, the project has released analysis showing Nevada’s emergency medical use mechanisms failed to provide a single geriatric parole hearing... Read more »
    • VideoBlinded by “Russiaphobia”
      Professor of Political Science at University of Arizona, John "Pat" Willerton says, "The Russian economy is stronger than westerners thought and it shows minimal stresses from sanctions...outside of the West, most of the world refuses to apply sanctions." The post Blinded by “Russiaphobia” appeared first on accuracy.org.... Read more »
    • * After Roe in Alabama * Counterpacking the Court
      "Regarding the recent overturning of Roe v. Wade, Francis Boyle, Professor of Law at the University of Illinois said, "The Democratic Party should embrace counterpacking the courts." The post * After Roe in Alabama * Counterpacking the Court appeared first on accuracy.org.... Read more »
    • Calls for U.S. to Unfreeze Afghan Funds
      Co-founder of Food Not Bombs said today, "how can we cut the school lunch program yet add $45 billion in military spending above President Biden’s already criminal $813 billion request? As the economy crashes millions more children are sure to go hungry. I get calls everyday from desperate families seeking... Read more »
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      George Monbiot

    • Revolt Against Debt
      This could be how the fight against climate breakdown reaches critical mass. By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 24th June 2022 It has proved too easy to stop people uniting around the crucial issues of our time. Those who demand better pay and conditions for workers and justice for... Read more »
    • VideoShit Creek
      New revelations show how one of the most treasured rivers in Europe is being killed by intensive livestock farms. By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 10th June 2022 The longer this goes on, the deeper the mystery becomes. It’s as if the public authorities had set out to destroy... Read more »
    • Pirates of the North Sea
      The government’s attempt to hide a toxic waste disaster heralds a new bonanza for organised crime. By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 6th June 2022 With every passing week, it looks more like a cover-up. The repeated mass strandings of crabs and lobsters on the coast of north-east England,... Read more »
    • Muckraking Journalism
      When sewage treatment goes right, it’s just as harmful as when it goes wrong. Here are the shocking reasons why. By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 26th May 2022 We have recently woken up to a disgusting issue. Rather than investing properly in new sewage treatment works, water companies... Read more »
    • Contagious Collapse
      The global food system is in much more trouble than we think. By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 19th May 2022 For the past few years, scientists have been frantically sounding an alarm that governments refuse to hear: the global food system is beginning to look like the global... Read more »

     

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