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    • Young British Filmmakers Are Throwing Out the Kitchen Sink
      What does the UK’s politically progressive film culture look like? For a long time, the left’s answer has been social realism. Naturalistic and miserabilist, this is the semi-official British national cinema. But while that’s a proud and important heritage – including such gems as Vera Drake, This is England and... Read more »
    • The Government’s New Depression Treatments Are a Scam
      Last week, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) announced its new treatment guidelines for depression.  From now on, it says, there will be fewer antidepressants, more treatment options and more talking therapy. While this should, in theory, be the cue for a warm welcome to more talking... Read more »
    • Tories Complacent As Omicron Fears Confirmed by New Data
      New data from South Africa has dampened any hope that Omicron is milder than Delta. Meanwhile Dominic Cummings has launched a stinging attack on Johnson’s government failing to prepare for new variants. With Michael Walker and Aaron Bastani.... Read more »
    • How to Navigate Britain’s Broken Trans Healthcare System
      Transgender healthcare in the UK is in crisis. Average waiting times for a first appointment at a specialist gender identity clinic (GIC, sometimes referred to as a GDC) vary between three and five years after GP referral. As of November 2021, there are currently 10,142 people languishing on the often... Read more »
    • Should Bosses Pay for Workers’ Travel Home Late at Night?
      Forced to work late at a luxury hotel in Glasgow in July, Caitlin Lee’s employer refused to pay for a taxi home. Walking home in the dark when the last bus failed to arrive, she was sexually assaulted. For late-night hospitality workers like Caitlin — predominately low-waged, employed on zero-hour... Read more »

     


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    • What is the Surveillance State?
      It is time to take a serious look at what living in a surveillance state does to us. We can leave aside the usual question of what it looks like. Surveillance is by nature clandestine. It is a ruse. When caught in the act, it pretends to be unofficial, or... Read more »
    • Why Amazon Is Terrified of Its U.S. Workers Unionizing
      The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has just ruled that a historic union vote held earlier this year among Amazon warehouse workers in Bessemer, Alabama, by the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU) was not valid. The highly publicized vote, which took place over several weeks in February and March 2021, resulted... Read more »
    • A Litmus Test for Democracy? Democratic Deficits at the Summit for Democracy
      The so-called “Summit for Democracy” should first agree on a definition of what democracy means. Whereas etymologically we know that the definition of democracy means rule by the people, instinctively we feel that people power must be more than a slogan, that it must be concretized by genuine public participation... Read more »
    • Inside the November Jobs Numbers
      The unemployment rate fell 0.4 percentage points in November, even though the economy added just 210,000 jobs. The drop in the unemployment rate went along with an increase in the employment-to-population ratio (EPOP) of 0.4 percentage points, corresponding to a rise in employment of more than 1.1 million in the... Read more »
    • On the Origins of Neoliberalism
      In my previous piece on neoliberalism I began with a rough description of neoliberalism, but mostly I worked to clear up problems specific to the general American understanding of neoliberalism. The first problem with the American understanding of neoliberalism is that in the US “liberalism” usually means welfare liberalism of... Read more »

     


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      Jude Collins

    • 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 »
    • SPANISH HISTORY AND INTRIGUING BRITISH PRACTICE – by Donal Kennedy
      The other night I watched, with fascinated horror, an Open University history of Spain presented by  Simon Sebag Montefiore. It was called “BLOOD, GOLD AND THE MAKING OF SPAIN”  It  recalled how in 1492 Ferdinand and Isabella effected the clearance of the Moors who had brought learning and literacy.and wonderful art to the... Read more »
    • INTRODUCING DORA – AND AN SOB vs OSB exchange – by Donal Kennedy
      DORA – THE DEFENCE OF THE REALM ACT was passed by the British Parliament on 8 August 1914. It was designed to control  UK ports, subject civilians to the rule of military courts, and to control the press. The powers it gave the Government were extended. Allied with the Official... Read more »
    • PAT +JUDE TALK ABOUT BOJO ‘KNUCKLEHEAD’, MARY LOU & US LAWYERS, AND THE DUP PREPARE FOR MAJOR SWIVEL
      Emmanuel Macron is fed up with Johnson – when they meet face to face he’s friendly and reasonable, when he gets out the door he denies  things he’s said. Macron says he’s a ‘knucklehead’. Mary Lou McDonald was in the US addressing a bunch of lawyers, and  told them we are living ‘in the dying days’ of partition.She talks about a border poll within 5-10 years. Is she kicking the can? And lastly, it’s beginning to look as if the DUP is going to settle for that  little old protocol after all – maybe they are fearing the slippage to the  left and the UUP rather than that to the right and the TUV. Time to press that button…. The post PAT +JUDE TALK ABOUT BOJO ‘KNUCKLEHEAD’, MARY LOU & US LAWYERS, AND THE DUP PREPARE FOR MAJOR SWIVEL appeared first on Jude Collins.... Read more »
    • Sinn Fein – Constitutional Nationalist? Or should a more pertinent question replace that headline, with – Is Sinn Fein still a Republican Party? -By Kieran Mc Carthy
                                               I recently found myself agreeing with much of what Fra Hughes had to say in his blog – (30-11-21), ‘Sinn Fein: From Revolutionary Party to Constitutional Nationalist.’ Like Fra, I once found myself asking, whether I had left Sinn Fein or if Sinn Fein had left me. And like... Read more »
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    • Updated: Soldiers Kill A Palestinian Teen After An Alleged Ramming Attack
      Israeli sources have confirmed that the Palestinian teen has died from serious wounds; he was shot and seriously injured after he reportedly rammed soldiers at a military roadblock near Tulkarem, in northern West Bank. The Palestinian was later identified as Mohammad Nidal Younis Mousa, 16, from the Namsawi neighborhood in... Read more »
    • Palestinian Forced To Demolish His Home In Jerusalem
      The Israeli authorities forced Sunday, a Palestinian from the Wad al-Hummus area in Sur Baher town, in the occupied capital Jerusalem, to demolish his home, allegedly for being built without a permit. Hasan Breijiyya, the head of the Bethlehem office of the Wall & Colonization Committee, said the soldiers forced... Read more »
    • PCHR: In Extrajudicial Execution, Israeli Troops Kill Civilian after Injuring Him
      December 5, 2021: Report from the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR): On Saturday, 4 December 2021, in a crime amounting to extrajudicial execution, Israeli occupation forces (IOF) shot and killed a Palestinian male, who stabbed an Israeli settler in occupied East Jerusalem; even though IOF had shot and wounded him, neutralizing... Read more »
    • In Pre-Dawn Raids Sunday, Israeli Forces Abduct 4 Palestinians
      On Sunday morning before dawn, Israeli troops invaded several parts of the occupied West Bank, ransacking homes, interrogating local residents, and abducting four Palestinians and taking them to unknown destinations. In the town of Salfit, in the northern West Bank, Israeli troops raided the family home of Mohammad Salima, whom... Read more »
    • Soldiers Confiscate A Tractor In Northern Plains
      Israeli soldiers invaded, Sunday, Khirbat Ibziq village, in the Northern Plains of the occupied West Bank, and confiscated a Palestinian-owned tractor. Local sources said the soldiers invaded farmlands in the village and confiscated a tractor, owned by Sami Sa’ad Abu Arra, from Aqaba town. The sources added that the soldiers... Read more »

     


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      Free willl

    • 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 »
    • Love And Who Would You Like to Meet? | 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 »
    • NATO | 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 »
    • Right-wing Protesters | 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

    • Israel's 'security and military' interests are advancing in its normalisation with Morocco
      Morocco has become the first Arab country to sign an open military agreement with Israel. No other Arab country has yet agreed to take such an overt step; Egypt, Jordan and other Arab countries have very secretive military relations with the occupation state. Israeli-Moroccan cooperation began in the 1960s based... Read more »
    • 'We had a choice - war or diplomacy' - MEMO speaks to Emad Kiyaei 
      On Monday, 29 November, 2021, delegates and diplomats from the US, China, the UK, France, Russia, Germany and Iran restarted negotiations on Tehran's nuclear programme in Vienna, Austria. The talks are expected to last a few weeks and are the first official meeting to discuss Iran's nuclear programme since 2015,... Read more »
    • Arab masses will always oppose the existence of racist Israel
      Thousands of Jordanians demonstrated in the capital of Amman last week against the regime's latest deal with the Israeli enemy. Despite the fact that an estimated 60 per cent of Jordanian citizens are also Palestinians (refugees and their descendants from the 1948 Zionist mass expulsion that immediately preceded the creation... Read more »
    • UK's new gas saviour during supply crunch is Qatar
      After gas shortages in the UK have led to soaring high prices, Qatar eyes an opportunity to strengthen ties with the UK in terms of gas supply. It is clear that Qatar sees Brexit as a chance to develop huge gas investments in the UK. The Gulf state already has... Read more »
    • Cryptocurrencies may be the last hope for those in the Middle East
      Everything in existence will be assimilated into the online world. Some things already have been. This has proven true with business, shopping, services, social life, journalism, warfare and with the recently-announced 'metaverse', perhaps even our lives. So it was only a matter of time before money itself was integrated into... Read more »
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    • 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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    • “Giant of the Senate” Bob Dole Dies at 98
      Former Republican presidential candidate Sen. Bob Dole, who represented Kansas in Congress for 27 years, died Sunday at the age of 98. “Senator Robert Joseph Dole died early this morning in his sleep,” the Elizabeth Dole Foundation wrote in a public statement. “He had served the United States of America... Read more »
    • With the Supreme Court Ready to Gut Roe, Amy Klobuchar Says Congress Needs to Act—and Fast
      On Wednesday, the Supreme Court heard arguments on the constitutionality of Mississippi’s Gestational Age Act, a controversial state law banning almost all abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy. Through their lines of questioning, the court’s six conservatives strongly indicated that they’re likely to overturn—or at least gut—the court’s seminal ruling... Read more »
    • Days After the Michigan School Shooting, a GOP Lawmaker Posted a Gun-Filled Family Photo
      On Saturday, Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) posted a holiday-themed family photo to his Twitter account. The image featured a decorated Christmas tree, Massie’s smiling wife and kids, and seven guns that appear to be a mix of semi-automatic rifles and machine guns. “Merry Christmas!” he wrote. “Santa, please bring ammo.”... Read more »
    • Are Pollution and Poverty Altering the Sex Ratio of Our Babies?
      This story was originally published by the Guardian and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. A swathe of pollutants and indicators of poverty have been linked to changes in the ratio of baby boys to girls born to millions of parents. A study of half the US population and the entire... Read more »
    • The January 6 Committee Has a Plan to Prevent Another Attempt to Steal an Election
      Donald Trump had a plan to steal the 2020 election: he wanted GOP-controlled legislatures in key states Joe Biden won to override the will of their state’s voters and appoint their own electors for Trump, which Vice President Mike Pence would count when Congress met on January 6, nullifying Biden’s... Read more »

     


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    • Congressional Moves to Stop Biden Arming Saudi Assault on Yemen
      "The Biden administration’s decision to sell $650 million in air-to-air missiles and related equipment to Saudi Arabia is a violation of President Biden’s pledge to treat Saudi Arabia as a 'pariah' and to end the sale of weapons that can be used in its brutal war in Yemen, a conflict in... Read more »
    • Biden Continues Trump-Era Ploy to Privatize Medicare
      "The groups explain: "Under a Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) program now underway, more than 30 million seniors and disabled who chose traditional Medicare could be placed into largely investor-owned Direct Contracting Entities (DCEs) without the beneficiaries’ understanding or consent. We must not allow hedge fund managers to... Read more »
    • As Many Celebrate, Could the Honduran Election be Stolen (Again)?
      “The Honduran people voted against corruption, bad government, and demonstrated their power. They voted in historic numbers -- 3,221,264 million voters (62 percent of eligible voters) participated, giving Xiomara Castro Zelaya an early lead with the majority of votes at 53.44 percent. If the lead holds, Castro Zelaya is the winner... Read more »
    • “Momentous” Election in Honduras Amid “Fear of Fraud and Unrest” that Fuels Desperate Migration
      The post “Momentous” Election in Honduras Amid “Fear of Fraud and Unrest” that Fuels Desperate Migration appeared first on accuracy.org.... Read more »
    • Jury Rules CVS, Walgreens and Walmart are Responsible for Flooding Ohio with Opioids
      The Washington Post reports: "Three major retailers helped flood two Ohio counties with addictive opioids, a federal jury said Tuesday in a first-of-its-kind verdict that could serve as a possible indicator for thousands of cities and counties that blame the companies for part of the nation’s opioid crisis. The post... 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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