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    Novara Media

  • Classroom Warfare
    Dishing out A-level results in the midst of a pandemic was always going to be hard. That doesn’t excuse a process which has turned into an unprecedented disaster, thrown up arbitrary grades, and dashed the hopes of thousands of young people. But with the poorest hit hardest, is this a case... Read more »
  • VideoParanoid Hysteria is a Near-Constant Feature of Modern Conservatism
    When you live in one of the richest and most lavishly armed countries in the world, and a small number of desperate refugees wash up on your shores, how do you respond? With empathy and hospitality? Or with derision for their reasons for coming to you, and hysterical claims that... Read more »
  • The Worst Recession on Record. The Highest Death Toll in Europe. Make No Mistake – the Government Led Us Here
    The UK has entered its worst recession since records began and has the highest Covid-19 death toll in Europe. The primary reason for both is the catastrophic failure of this government over the year so far. Having missed early opportunities to implement testing and tracing – indeed, having ended comprehensive... Read more »
  • NHS Workers Are Saying No, Now It’s Time for Unions to Step Up
    In the staff room at my hospital, feelings of abandonment, hopelessness and scepticism, which became commonplace as the government muddled through the pandemic, have given way to anger. After months of a health crisis in which colleagues have risked their lives, sacrificed all normality, and seen their co-workers become seriously... Read more »
  • #ACFM Microdose: Erik Davis on the Cosmic Right
    Jeremy Gilbert talks to Erik Davis, scholar of weird culture, mysticism, and the fertile crossover between esoterica and politics. From gnostic revivals to conspiracy theories, the JFK assassination to QAnon – why does there seem to be a sudden resurgence in conspiracy theories, sometimes in the most unexpected corners? Is... Read more »

 


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    CounterPunch.org

  • Yanis Varoufakis in Conversation with Daniel Denvir
    The post Yanis Varoufakis in Conversation with Daniel Denvir appeared first on CounterPunch.org.... Read more »
  • VideoLights! Camera! Kill! Hollywood, the Pentagon and Imperial Ambitions.
    There’s a sickness that comes with the certainty of those who view the world in so black and white, so good and bad, so us versus them terms, that killing is often a morally defensible act. More so, such killing often goes beyond just simple self defense, to a level... Read more »
  • Bloody Chicken: Inside the American Poultry Industry During the Time of COVID
    One effect of the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S. is the momentary spotlight it shined on the meatpacking industry. Working conditions inside packing plants were exposed in the sheer number of workers who were infected with the virus. Exact numbers are elusive but thousands of cases have been confirmed along... Read more »
  • Roaming Charges: It Had to be You
    Kamala Harris is the least surprising VP pick since Bob Dole tapped Jack Kemp as his running mate in 1996. Harris is as bland, safe and predictable as Kemp, but she adds little to an already boring campaign and comes with toxic baggage of her own that may repel the... Read more »
  • August 12-22, 1945: Washington Starts the Korean and Vietnam Wars
    August 14, 1945. The day Japan surrendered. I was eleven year old. I was crammed in the back of a pickup packed with other boys and girls, all yelling our hearts out as loud as we could to be heard over the cacophony of honking horns and howling air raid... Read more »

 


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    Jude Collins

  • EXPLANATION OF BLOG “UNHOLY WAR” (Aug 13) by Donal Kennedy
    The remarks posted as a BLOG (August 13) arose from reading Frank McNally’s  IRISHMAN’S DIARY in the IRISH TIMES of August 6th. They are excerpts from a long and hurried email sent to Jude “McNally is by far the best columnist writing in any daily newspaper in Ireland, if not... Read more »
  • JUDE AND PAT TALK ABOUT MICHEÁL’S VISIT NORTH, A LEVEL MARKS AND…
     I thought we were going to be talking about Micheál Martin’s visit  north and the uproar about A Level results being fiddled with, but Pat as you’ll see throws me a curve ball, which takes the (initial)  conversation in a totally different direction. Watch it and you’ll see  how it all works out… The post JUDE AND PAT TALK ABOUT MICHEÁL’S VISIT NORTH, A LEVEL MARKS AND… appeared first on Jude Collins.... Read more »
  • UNHOLY WAR- MEMORIALS IN ST PATRICK’S (ANGLICAN CATHEDRAL) by Donal Kennedy
    Living In England I have visited many beautiful and beautifully kept Anglican Churches and Cathedrals predating the “Reformation”and been welcomed by informed and friendly guideThe memorials and graves of generals and admirals from landed families who benefitted from the suppression of the monasteries, dispossession of English peasants, the murder, pillage... Read more »
  • An A level tale
     I’ve tried to keep my trap shut as Mark Carruthers manned the Talkback phone lines today, where people were queuing to tell how this bloody algorithm had taken their children’s grades a notch lower and was blocking them from the university of their choice. I’ve tried but I’m out of... Read more »
  • Biden, Harris and teenage tears
    PERSON 1: Holy shit, this is amazing! PERSON 2:  We could appeal, I suppose. Although these appeal panels are always stacked against the appealer. PERSON 1: Never mind that now. He’s chosen Harris! Biden has announced that Harris will be his running mate! PERSON 2: The poor child – she’s... Read more »

 


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    Beat the Press – Center for Economic and Policy Research

  • When Trump Proposes Giving More Money to the Rich, NYT Mind Readers Know That He’s Doing it to Increase Growth
    Most might think that when Donald Trump proposes a tax break for the rich it is because he wants to give more money to the rich. Fortunately, the NYT has a staff of mind readers who can keep us better informed. Therefore we are told: “Mr. Trump and his advisers... Read more »
  • United Kingdom Economy Contracted at a 59.9 Percent Rate in Second Quarter
    Some folks may have seen articles reporting that the United Kingdom’s economy shrank by 20.4 percent in the second quarter. While this number is accurate, it is reporting the quarterly rate of decline. We typically report GDP changes as annual rates, which implies taking the quarterly growth rate to the... Read more »
  • Financing Drug Development: What the Pandemic Has Taught Us
    We are still very much in the middle of the pandemic, with the U.S. seeing tens of thousands of new infections daily, and the world experiencing hundreds of thousands of new infections. However, it is not too early to look at areas where we need to reevaluate public policy, most... Read more »
  • NYT Does a Little Editorializing for Private Equity Company
    The NYT had a piece on how the private equity company, Cerberus, is unhappy with the operation of the German bank Commerzbank. Cerberus has a major stake in the bank and, according to the piece, is unhappy that it has not moved more aggressively to cut costs, meaning firing people.... Read more »
  • Note on Non-Responses to E-Mail
    I recently realized that Verizon is apparently randomly blocking e-mails to my account.  I have no idea why this would be the case, but it is. Anyhow, I generally respond to e-mails, if they raise real questions or make serious points. If anyone has sent me a note and not... Read more »
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    New Economic Perspectives

  • Standard Money Theory and the Coronavirus
    By J.D. ALT The theme and illustrations of this essay are from the new book “Paying Ourselves to Save the Planet.” It might seem, as we observe the U.S. government “instantly” generating $2 trillion new dollars for direct payments and … Continue reading →... Read more »
  • Manhattan Project to prevent Hyper-Inflation
    By J.D. ALT It’s ironic that, at this moment, when the truthfulness and utility of modern money theory (MMT) is being publicly realized—(and even potentially implemented!)—that its singular vulnerability must emerge as a real concern: hyper-inflation. The most recent thing … Continue reading →... Read more »
  • STANDARD MONEY THEORY
    By J.D. ALT The last two and a half months I’ve been at work on a new book. As it evolved, I found I was approaching MMT from a new direction—one which made an explanation of MMT much less counter-intuitive … Continue reading →... Read more »
  • MMT is a Political Problem: Part 2
    Thornton Parker       In the first part of this series, we explained why MMT should be seen as a political problem rather than just an educational one.  In this concluding part, we will discuss where MMT promotion is most likely … Continue reading →... Read more »
  • MMT is a Political Problem: Part 1
    By Thornton Parker        The way a problem is seen can determine how or even if it gets solved.  When the French engineer, Ferdinand de Lesseps, was picked to build the Panama Canal, he saw it as another excavation … Continue reading →... Read more »
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    Center for Economic and Policy Research

  • Pandemic Leads to More Precarious Housing Situation
    Over 20 million people lost jobs and wages during the initial months of the pandemic. In July 2020, the economy was still down nearly 13 million jobs from its February level. The CARES Act, which was signed into law on March 27, 2020, included a number of provisions designed to... Read more »
  • When Trump Proposes Giving More Money to the Rich, NYT Mind Readers Know That He’s Doing it to Increase Growth
    Most might think that when Donald Trump proposes a tax break for the rich it is because he wants to give more money to the rich. Fortunately, the NYT has a staff of mind readers who can keep us better informed. Therefore we are told: “Mr. Trump and his advisers... Read more »
  • United Kingdom Economy Contracted at a 59.9 Percent Rate in Second Quarter
    Some folks may have seen articles reporting that the United Kingdom’s economy shrank by 20.4 percent in the second quarter. While this number is accurate, it is reporting the quarterly rate of decline. We typically report GDP changes as annual rates, which implies taking the quarterly growth rate to the... Read more »
  • Overall and Core CPI Both Rise 0.6 Percent in July as Price Reversals Continue
    Rental inflation appears to be slowing, especially in high-priced cities. The overall Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose 0.6 percent in July, the same as the rate in June. The core CPI rose 0.6 percent in July after rising 0.2 percent in June. Over the last year the indexes are up... Read more »
  • Financing Drug Development: What the Pandemic Has Taught Us
    We are still very much in the middle of the pandemic, with the U.S. seeing tens of thousands of new infections daily, and the world experiencing hundreds of thousands of new infections. However, it is not too early to look at areas where we need to reevaluate public policy, most... Read more »

 


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    Right Wing Watch

  • Right Wing Round-Up: Trump the Birther: Round II
    Bob Brigham @ Raw Story: Trump pushes racist birther conspiracy theory against Kamala Harris during White House briefing. Steve Benen @ The Maddow Blog: Trump presses Barr to target his perceived enemies before election. Hemant Mehta @ The Friendly Atheist: For a Few Minutes (and Only a Few Minutes), Pat... Read more »
  • VideoRight Wing Bonus Tracks: The Devil’s Thermometer
    Doug Mainwaring declares that “both COVID-19 and homosexuality have been oversold to the American public. The consequences have proven to be staggering.” Rick Wiles is now convinced that the explosion that rocked Beirut, Lebanon, earlier this month was a nuclear bomb. It wasn’t. Ann Vandersteel did an emergency breaking news... Read more »
  • Some Republicans Finally Denounced QAnon. That’s Great, But It’s Too Little Too Late
    Analysis Some prominent Republicans and institutions are stepping up to denounce the QAnon conspiracy theory after Georgia Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene, who has voiced support for the outlandish conspiracy movement, won her primary runoff this week and became Georgia’s all-but-certain next member of Congress. Condemnations of Greene and the conspiracy theories she believes... Read more »
  • Right Wing Round-Up: Trump’s War on the Post Office
    Brad Reed @ Raw Story: Trump openly admits to sabotaging Post Office to boost his re-election chances. Jamie Ross @ The Daily Beast: Trump Calls Fox Business Network to Rage About ‘Mad,’ ‘Crazy,’ ‘Yapping’ Powerful Women. Jeremy Blum @ HuffPost: Tucker Carlson: Kamala Harris Will Deny You A COVID-19 Vaccine... Read more »
  • VideoRight Wing Bonus Tracks: Deep Dive Down the Well of Red Pills
    Phil Robertson says that Democrats “want to make America hate again”: “[They] form a satanic mob with filthy minds, filthy mouths.” Dave Daubenmire declares that Kamala Harris “is not moderate. She is not a Natural born citizen (Where have we heard that one before?) She is an anchor baby at... Read more »
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    Z Blogs

  • Reuters Ecuador Headlines since “Auditor General” Pablo Celi demands elimination of party allied with Rafael Correa
    Here are 24 articles (in English) on Reuters website about Ecuador since the country’s super shady “auditor genera” Pablo Celi began demanding (on June 19) that various political parties be banned from participating in the 2021 elections. One of the four parties Celi targeted was Fuerza Compromiso Social which Correa... Read more »
  • China and the United States Could Avoid an Unnecessary War
    Although few Americans seem to have noticed, China and the United States are currently on a collision course—one that could easily lead to war. Their dispute, which has reached the level of military confrontation, concerns control of the South China Sea.  For many years, China has claimed sovereignty over 90... Read more »
  • Eid Slaughter Sacrifice Is Sad Day for Animals
    Eid observors buy animals to slaughter   The lamb having its throat slit didn’t want to die. “The animal tried to stand up but couldn’t as the ground was slippery,” said Christine Hafner of the International Fund For Animals on the Today’s Zaman website. Hafner was monitoring the 2008 Eid... Read more »
  • Burger Chef And Dan Died On The Same Day
    If you’re like most 16 year old males, there’s a better than average chance that the suit inventory in your wardrobe consists of a total of one. And by suit I mean the matching sport coat and pants that was purchased on clearance from a discount warehouse that has as... Read more »
  • Making America Feared Again: The Trump Administration Considers Resuming Nuclear Weapons Testing
    Americans who grew up with nightmares of nuclear weapons explosions should get ready for some terrifying flashbacks, for the Trump administration appears to be preparing to resume U.S. nuclear weapons tests. The U.S. government stopped its atmospheric testing of nuclear weapons in 1962, shortly before signing the Partial Test Ban... Read more »

 


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    The Real News Network

  • Supreme Court ruling prevents 1.4 million from voting in Florida
    Eddie Conway talks with an attorney about what the impact of this ruling will be in one of the most contentious presidential elections in history. The post Supreme Court ruling prevents 1.4 million from voting in Florida appeared first on The Real News Network.... Read more »
  • Kamala Harris; It’s Complicated
    Stir Crazy! Episode 78: Today we are joined by sociologist Taure Brown, political consultant Adriel Hampton, and Communications Director for Detroit Action Kenneth Williams. Hosted by Kim Brown. Email us your questions/comments/suggestions at stircrazy@therealnews.com The post Kamala Harris; It’s Complicated appeared first on The Real News Network.... Read more »
  • Silencing marginalized voices is not ‘good trouble’
    In a time when it feels like many of the civil rights gains that activists fought for with their blood and bones and spirits have been lost, where do we go from here? The post Silencing marginalized voices is not ‘good trouble’ appeared first on The Real News Network.... Read more »
  • Thinking beyond representation: progressives weigh Harris’ past
    Oakland native and Berkley professor Brandi Thompson Summers tackles the contradictions wrapped up in Harris’ nomination. The post Thinking beyond representation: progressives weigh Harris’ past appeared first on The Real News Network.... Read more »
  • Both Parties Honor the Dark Side
    Stir Crazy! Episode 77: Today we are joined by journalist Justine Barron and TRNN visual producer Andrew Corkery. Hosted by Kim Brown. Email us your questions/comments/suggestions at stircrazy@therealnews.com The post Both Parties Honor the Dark Side appeared first on The Real News Network.... Read more »
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    Democracy Now!

  • Jail Took My Mom: Filmmaker on How His Mother Broke the Cycle of Incarceration & Shaping DNC Policy
    The coronavirus crisis and the movement for racial justice have magnified the challenges faced by people released from prison, whose criminal record makes it hard to find a job and even housing, especially women. We feature a new AJ+ series by Messiah Rhodes, whose mother was in and out of... Read more »
  • Rashid Khalidi: Israel & UAE Deal to Normalize Relations Is New Chapter in 100-Year War on Palestine
    In a deal brokered by the United States, Israel and the United Arab Emirates have agreed to fully normalize relations after years of secretly working together on countering Iran and other issues. Under the deal, Israel has also agreed to temporarily halt plans to annex occupied Palestinian territories in the... Read more »
  • Headlines for August 14, 2020
    U.S. Records 1,000+ Daily Coronavirus Deaths Again as 2,000+ Quarantined at Schools, Georgia Governor Drops Lawsuit over Atlanta Mask Mandate, CDC Director Warns U.S. Risks Worst Fall in Public Health History, Senate Adjourns Without Deal on New Coronavirus Aid as Millions Face Hunger and Eviction, Coronavirus Cases Surge in India,... Read more »
  • General Strike & Blockade in Bolivia Enter Day 11 as Protesters Condemn Delayed Vote by Coup Gov't
    We go to Bolivia, where opponents of the coup government have entered day 11 of a general strike and nationwide highway blockade to protest the repeated postponement of Bolivia's first presidential election since last year's ouster of Evo Morales by the right-wing coup government of Jeanine Áñez, which was followed... Read more »
  • Was Kamala Harris a Progressive Prosecutor? A Look at Her Time as a DA & California Attorney General
    As Senator Kamala Harris makes history as the first woman of color on a major party ticket, we host a debate on her record as California attorney general and San Francisco district attorney, when she proudly billed herself as "top cop" and called for more cops on the street. San... Read more »

 


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    Michael Hudson

  • A Battle Plan So Subtle It Sends You To Sleep
    Part 2 of the interview with Ellen Brown: It’s a War: So says renowned economist Michael Hudson in the concluding part of our recent interview with him. Hudson makes no bones about the deadly serious game being played by the world’s financial powers and their intention to create a new... Read more »
  • Banking as a Public Utility – with Ellen Brown
    Killing the Host on ‘It’s Our Money‘, July 20, 2020. Ellen Brown: [00:00:00] My guest today is Dr. Michael Hudson, who we’re delighted to have on our Public Banking Institute Advisory Board, and who really should be advising the Federal Reserve and the Treasury, but BlackRock seems to have gotten... Read more »
  • Remarks from the Systematic Crises Triggered the Current Pandemic teleconference
    Remarks given at the 1st ASECU Teleconference ‘Systematic Crises Triggered the Current Pandemic & Progressive Way-Outs, May 8, 2020. Well, I think you’re quite right in organizing the conference to point out that today’s pandemic crisis hastens and intensifies the internal contradictions that have been building up. Many of these... Read more »
  • Holding the Bailout Bag
    A podcast with journalist Paul Jay. The Federal Reserve is directly buying stocks, bonds, junk bonds, mortgages, junk mortgages, all to prop up the value of assets owned by the top 5%. This does not spur much new production or create jobs. Michael Hudson joins Paul Jay on theAnalysis.news podcast... Read more »
  • Defining A Tyrant
    An interview on Gary Null’s Progressive Commentary Hour. We dig into debts during the cov-19 period in light of my book ‘…and forgive them their debts.’ Photo by Lopez Robin on Unsplash... Read more »
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    Mother Jones

  • Michigan’s Postal Workers Say the Fix is In
    While President Donald Trump forthrightly acknowledged only yesterday that weakening the Post Office will help him obstruct mail balloting this fall, postal workers in the key swing state of Michigan say his mission has been clear for weeks. “It’s a fundamental effort to undermine people’s confidence in this agency and... Read more »
  • Friday Cat Blogging – 14 August 2020
    Hilbert adores Marian. He follows her around all day, supervising her gardening, sitting on her keyboard, begging to be brushed at night, and just generally jumping into her lap whenever the opportunity presents itself. Here he is getting a glorious chin scritching while Marian is relaxing on the sofa. What... Read more »
  • Seriously, We Should Get Rid of the Social Security Payroll Tax
    A couple of days ago I wrote that Donald Trump accidentally had a good idea when he proposed doing away with the payroll tax that funds Social Security. This prompted several readers to push back on the grounds that funding Social Security through ordinary income taxes would make it a... Read more »
  • A Galaxy Eerily Like Our Own Has Been Found 12 Billion Light-Years Away. Without a Single Trump Hotel.
    In a study published Wednesday in the journal Nature, scientists shared telescope images of a galaxy so many light-years away, and similar enough to our own, that its finding challenges prevailing theories of galaxy formation. The bombshell discovery “represents a breakthrough” that shows how “structures in nearby spiral galaxies and... Read more »
  • Raw Data: Blue Collar Wages During the COVID-19 Pandemic
    Here’s something you might not have seen before: average earnings of blue collar workers over the past few months. Thanks to the rescue bills—primarily the CARES Act—average pay for blue collar workers has gone up 4 percent since February: And what are people doing with this extra money? Putting it... Read more »

 


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    Accuracy.Org

  • Scrutinizing Kamala Harris
    Sen. Kamala Harris — chosen on Tuesday by… The post Scrutinizing Kamala Harris appeared first on Accuracy.Org.... Read more »
  • Do the Climate Solutions Offered Meet the Moment?
    "President Donald Trump is down in the polls, but was up for a speech at a fracking rig in a COVID-19 hotspot, one with no masks in sight." The post Do the Climate Solutions Offered Meet the Moment? appeared first on Accuracy.Org.... Read more »
  • Despite Promises, Is Trump Aiming to Slash Social Security?
    "Trump’s plan to eliminate Social Security’s revenue stream would destroy the one source of retirement income that people can count on." The post Despite Promises, Is Trump Aiming to Slash Social Security? appeared first on Accuracy.Org.... Read more »
  • If TikTok is Tool of China, Aren’t Facebook, Google and Twitter Tools of U.S. Gov’t?
    "You’ve probably heard about this whole TikTok business. Donald Trump has given the company 45 days to either sell itself to an American firm or be banished from our borders." The post If TikTok is Tool of China, Aren’t Facebook, Google and Twitter Tools of U.S. Gov’t? appeared first on... Read more »
  • Lebanon Explosion
    "This catastrophe was neither a natural disaster, nor an accident, nor an external act of terror. This explosion was caused by the criminal negligence of men -- encouraged by a political system designed to build clients and not see citizens." The post Lebanon Explosion appeared first on Accuracy.Org.... Read more »
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    George Monbiot

  • Watery Grave
    Across the UK, our rivers are being turned into filthy, dead gutters, at astonishing, heartbreaking speed. By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 12th August 2020 You can judge the…... Read more »
  • Dysbiosis
    The great majority of people do not want to return to business-as-usual after the pandemic, but our governments are determined to make us do so. By George Monbiot, published in…... Read more »
  • Contract Killers
    Coronavirus deals worth billions of pounds have been awarded by the government to “unusual” companies, without advertising or competition. By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 15th July 2020 This…... Read more »
  • Something Wicked This Way Comes
    Are Trump and Johnson paving the way for fascism, or for something different, but just as bad? By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 3rd July 2020 The anger that…... Read more »
  • Road to Perdition
    How did wildlife groups start collaborating in the destruction of nature? By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 24th June 2020 Out of this horror comes hope. In the backwash…... Read more »

 

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