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    Novara Media

  • Tory Sleaze Row Gathers Pace
    Keir Starmer has called on the PM to launch a full inquiry into Greensill and said “sleaze is now at heart of this Tory government”. Will the allegations stick? With Michael Walker and Dalia Gebrial.... Read more »
  • Is Britain the World’s Least Racist Country?
    In 2018 Donald Trump claimed to be “the least racist person anybody is going to meet” in an interview with Piers Morgan. Made just months after the former president called attendees at a neo-nazi rally “very fine people“, Trump’s statement was so ridiculous as to be funny. Yet such hyperbole... Read more »
  • ‘Dodgy Dave’? the Facts on the Greensill Saga | Interview with Gabriel Pogrund
    Political scandal no longer seems to cut through, but is the unfolding saga around Max Greensill and David Cameron an exception? On this week’s Downstream Aaron Bastani is joined by Sunday Times journalist Gabriel Pogrund to discuss the implications of a story which is only set to grow.... Read more »
  • Ulster Unionism is in Crisis – And the Fallout Could Soon Get Worse
    The centenary of Irish partition had once been an awaited psychological milestone for Ulster unionists. But after years of political neglect and a growing detachment from its base, big-house unionism is beginning to show signs of disintegration, with its political leaders having lost control of events amid the loyalist riots... Read more »
  • Prince Philip Knew One Important Thing: For Monarchies to Survive, They Must Learn to Adapt
    Prince Philip was born in 1921 to a monarchy in the grips of existential crisis. The only son of Prince Andrew and Princess Alice of Battenberg, he was in the line of succession to the thrones of both Greece and Denmark. The House of Glücksburg was particularly skilled at leveraging... Read more »

 


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    CounterPunch.org

  • The UK’s Northern Irish Brexit Blues
    Northern Ireland has now become the focal point of the UK’s post-Brexit crisis. While the connection between the more than a week of rioting by Protestant “Loyalists” and Brexit may not seem obvious, some, such as the Northern Ireland justice minister, Naomi Long, say the UK prime minister Boris “BoJo”... Read more »
  • VideoBetween Q’s Headspace and the Hard Place of Western History
    In the early nineties, I was writing a novel about a young US military photographer in Honduras during the Contra War. I wanted one of the characters to be a science fiction reader. Since I don’t care for, or read much, science fiction, I felt I had to read at... Read more »
  • The News Media Offers Wall-to-Wall Propaganda Every Day. We Only Notice When a Royal Dies
    There is absolutely no commercial reason for the media to have dedicated so much time and space to the Prince’s death. The main commercial channel ITV, which needs eyeballs on its programmes to generate income from advertising, saw a 60 per cent drop in viewing figures after it decided to broadcast endless... Read more »
  • Israel Rejects ICC Investigation: What Are the Possible Future Scenarios?
    The Israeli government’s position regarding an impending investigation by the International Criminal Court of alleged war crimes committed in occupied Palestine has been finally declared by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. “It will be made clear that Israel is a country with rule of law that knows how to investigate... Read more »
  • What are Turkey and the US Up to in Afghanistan?
    The zeal with which Washington is soliciting Turkey’s services to plot a way to normalize Afghanistan’s Taliban raises some troubling questions. Acting on Washington’s request, Turkey will be hosting high-level talks on the Afghanistan peace process this April to bring together the Afghan government and the Taliban. Turkey has appointed... Read more »

 


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    Jude Collins

  • Kathy and Michael pull on their bovver boots
    The Irish Times’s Kathy Sheridan is not one bit happy with Sinn Féin this morning (someone get smelling salts for Virginia, please).   Sinn Féin, she says, is collating information about voters in the South. Worse still, they’re allowing that information to be placed in a US-hosted domain. Some of its... Read more »
  • Two letters the IT aborted before birth
    Thurs 8 April 2021 Sir,  In his letter to your paper (‘United Ireland?’ 8 April 2021), Noel McDermott states  “The test for whether or not a united Ireland is possible must be that the various communities of Northern Ireland can co-exist together without rancour”.   Article 1.1 of the Good Friday... Read more »
  • Cornered and Broken – by Michael Lagan
    I The DUP’s Jeffrey Donaldson was on RTÉ the other night explaining that the British Government must do more on issue of the NI Protocol and that the Unionist people of the North felt betrayed by Boris Johnson.  Yes, those “plain speaking” people of Ulster, as referred to in Jeffrey’s... Read more »
  • PAT + JUDE TALK ABOUT LOOSENING LOCK-DOWN, THE. DUP’S WOES AND WAS PHILIP GIVEN TOO MUCH AIR TIME?
    In the South, they’ve loosened lockdown from a tight 5 kilometre limit to something much looser. Pat explains all and how it has impacted his emotional system. What about Jeffrey Donaldson’s barbed comments on the Southern government and their attitude to the DUP’s woes? Are the DUP the authors of... Read more »
  • The price of condolence – by Michael Lagan
    With the death of the Duke of Edinburgh came the inevitable outpouring of condolences and scenes of respect for him, and that’s fine.  The British were his people, they were in essence his subjects as a member of the Royal family.  The North Korea style wall-to-wall television coverage of his... Read more »

 


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    Free willl

  • The Internet II |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 »
  • Generalized Rage | 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 »
  • Our Capacity to DestroyOurselves | 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 »
  • Self-censorship [ Noam Chomsky
    I don't say you're self-censoring - I'm sure you believe everything you're saying; but what I'm saying is, if you believed something different, you wouldn't be sitting where you're sitting.  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... Read more »
  • Human Nature II | 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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    Free willl

  • The Internet II |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 »
  • Generalized Rage | 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 »
  • Our Capacity to DestroyOurselves | 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 »
  • Self-censorship [ Noam Chomsky
    I don't say you're self-censoring - I'm sure you believe everything you're saying; but what I'm saying is, if you believed something different, you wouldn't be sitting where you're sitting.  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... Read more »
  • Human Nature II | 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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    Right Wing Watch

  • Right Wing Round-Up: Rewarding Bad Behavior
    Nikki McCann Ramirez @ Media Matters: White nationalists praise Tucker Carlson’s full embrace of their “replacement” conspiracy theory. Bob Brigham @ Raw Story: Mike Pence quietly adds hate group leader to advisory board of his new organization. Christopher Mathias@ HuffPost: The Military Says It’s Confronting Extremism. A Prominent White Nationalist... Read more »
  • Right Wing Bonus Tracks: Dancing in the Streets
    Tony Perkins continues to ask God to allow gridlock to descend upon Washington, D.C., in order to thwart President Joe Biden and his agenda. Josh Bernstein has a banner on his website claiming that he’s the target of “10,000+ attacks a week.” What on earth does that even mean? Rachel... Read more »
  • VideoFamous Musician Ricky Skaggs Says the Election Was ‘A Crime’ and God Will Return Trump to Office
    When most people hear the name Ricky Skaggs, they most likely think of the famous country and bluegrass musician. What is less well known is that Skaggs has long had a deep affiliation with the modern-day “prophetic” Christian movement and close ties to movement leaders like right-wing pastor Rick Joyner,... Read more »
  • Liberty Counsel Continues Stoking Vaccine Conspiracies, Says Biden Wants to Turn US Into Communist China
    Right Wing Watch reported earlier this month that Liberty Counsel Mat Staver was using his new TV show to promote anti-vaccine conspiracy theories. Staver is still at it. “They’ve been planning this for years,” says the subject line of an email he sent Monday. The message inside continued: Long before COVID, a... Read more »
  • Far-Right Extremists Unite to Peddle COVID-19 Vaccine Disinformation
    From QAnon adherents to full-blown white supremacists, far-right extremists appear to be uniting in their quest to undermine the COVID-19 vaccine. As the Biden administration has steadily improved the scale and efficiency of the vaccine rollout over the past few months, administering more than 2 million shots a day since... Read more »
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  • Opposition to Abolishing Nuclear Weapons–and What Could Help to Overcome It
    Given the fact that nuclear war means the virtual annihilation of life on earth, it’s remarkable that many people continue to resist building a nuclear weapons-free world.  Is the human race suicidal? Before jumping to that conclusion, let’s remember that considerably more people favor abolishing nuclear weapons than oppose it. ... Read more »
  • The U.S. Government Should Promote the General Welfare
    An event revealing a great deal about the kind of government Americans want occurred this March, when members of the U.S. Congress voted on the American Rescue Plan.  This legislation, staunchly supported by the Democrats, provided federal funding for the provision of life-saving vaccines, the re-opening of public schools, expanded... Read more »
  • Maria Páez de Victor: Eight Years Without President Chávez
    This superb speech by Venezuelan-Canadian scholar Maria Páez de Victor should soon be up on  www.NoSanctions.org , but I decided to post it here so I can spreading it around right away. **** Talk given in Webinar: US/Canada: HANDS OFF VENEZUELA, END SANCTIONS ON VENEZUELA NOW! March 5th 2021 Today is the... Read more »
  • A Rapidly Globalizing World Needs Strengthened Global Governance
    The world is currently engulfed in crises—most prominently, a disease pandemic, a climate catastrophe, and the prevalence of war—while individual nations are encountering enormous difficulties in coping with them. These difficulties result from the global nature of the problems.  An individual nation is unable to institute adequate measures to safeguard... Read more »
  • The Great Evasion
    Two related events—the 75th anniversary of the January 24, 1946 UN General Assembly Resolution 1 (which established a commission to plan for the abolition of nuclear weapons) and the January 22, 2021 entry into force of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (designed to finally implement that... Read more »

 


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    The Real News Network

  • How militarism eats the poor and destroys the planet
    In this blockbuster episode of “The Marc Steiner Show” (now premiering every Tuesday), we talk to Congressman John Sarbanes about the attack on voting rights, and Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis about the Poor People’s Campaign and the fight for a just future. The post How militarism eats the poor and... Read more »
  • The parole system is broken
    A crucial bill that just passed in the Maryland legislature will give prison inmates serving life sentences a stronger chance at parole. The post The parole system is broken appeared first on The Real News Network.... Read more »
  • Coal miners in Alabama are striking for their fair share
    Miners at Warrior Met Coal sacrificed and made concessions when the company they worked for went bankrupt in 2016. Now that the mines are more productive than ever and bringing in more profits, they’re being asked to give up more. The post Coal miners in Alabama are striking for their... Read more »
  • Battleground Baltimore: Freedom?
    In this week’s roundup of Baltimore news: A controversial security deposit bill, Amazon donates what Bezos makes in four seconds to a local community garden, and a Prince George's County mayor calls out the governor. The post Battleground Baltimore: Freedom? appeared first on The Real News Network.... Read more »
  • Charges dropped in multiple cases after PAR investigative reports
    PAR has three positive updates on cases we've recently covered. We update the case of an Ohio cab driver who was tasered while waiting for a customer, a Texas resident arrested for drugs found in a car he just purchased from a police auction, and the activist grandmother who faced... Read more »

 


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    Michael Hudson

  • Dream House, Nightmare Mortgage: Carry on!
    An interview with Australia’s Renegade Economists. Karl: Listeners, it’s time to discuss with Professor Michael Hudson, the author of ‘The Bubble and Beyond’, ‘Forgive Them Their Debts’, ‘Super Imperialism’ and so many others. We’re lucky to have Michael with us yet again to continue our series of interviews and, Michael,... Read more »
  • What Flavour Oligarchy?
    Ibrahima: Good morning or good evening, depending on where you are located and welcome to the Henry George School. My name is Ibrahima Drame and I’m the director of education. It’s a great honor to have you with us today for another joint webinar co-organized with the International Union for... Read more »
  • Removing The Debt Barrier To Economic Growth
    Michael Hudson and Paul Craig Roberts Cross posted from Paul’s site. Out of habit, American economists worry about federal debt. But federal debt can be redeemed by the Federal Reserve printing the money with which to retire the bonds. The debt problem rests with individuals, companies, and state and local... Read more »
  • The Democrats Role in Distracting with Identity Politics
    Vrettos 2021 The Radical Imagination episode February 10, 2021 Vrettos: 1.  We’re waiting to see how the rhetoric of the new Biden administration will play out in actual policies. Hudson: Biden’s long political career has been right-wing. He’s the senator from Delaware, the country’s most pro-corporate state – which is... Read more »
  • At the Oxford Economics Society
    22/01/2021 Oscar Brisset: Welcome to the first event of the Oxford Economics Society for this academic year. I’m Oscar, the Co-President of our society, and I’m glad to welcome you back for another term of exciting discussions. Although we were hoping last term to be back in-person by January, due... Read more »
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    Mother Jones

  • Why Puerto Rico Statehood Is So Much More Complicated Than It Is for DC
    As the partisan bias of the Senate, which favors sparsely populated states with overwhelmingly white populations, has been more broadly recognized, statehood for the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico has become a rallying cry for Democratic activists. The Democratic-controlled House of Representatives has already approved DC’s effort, voting in... Read more »
  • One Trial Can’t Change American Policing
    Just 10 miles away from where the state of Minnesota is prosecuting former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd, officer Kim Potter, who is white and a 26-year veteran of the Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, force, killed a 20-year-old Black man. Last weekend, Daunte Wright was... Read more »
  • Elizabeth Warren Slams Student Loan Servicer as Democrats Call for Debt Cancellation
    Senate Democrats made the case Tuesday for canceling some student debt, noting that debt forgiveness would stimulate the pandemic-battered economy, help close the racial wealth gap, and aid families who have put off homeownership, child-rearing, or retirement. But Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), the chair of the Senate subcommittee that held the hearing... Read more »
  • America’s Wealth Gap Is Much More Obscene Than You Had Imagined
    They have super-yachts, wine cellars, multiple homes, home movie theaters, private safe-rooms, and family office suites. The secluded world of the super-wealthy is one that most people only experience through compulsively watchable TV shows like Succession and Gossip Girl. But a new book from Mother Jones Senior Editor Michael Mechanic,... Read more »
  • “Dearest Beyonce”: Myanmar Activists Beg American Brands to Help Them End the Military Coup
    One evening in March, Nann, a 20-year-old medical student in eastern Myanmar, sat in bed with her phone and composed a Twitter message to Beyoncé. “Dearest @Beyonce, #Myanmar people love you & your music” she wrote first. But this wasn’t your usual fan mail: Nann wanted the musician and global... Read more »

 


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  • VideoDid Biden’s Pick for Border Agency Cover-up Police Killings?
    ""Magnus of the Tucson PD really wants you to think of him as a reformer. But while he was tweeting about how he would never allow this kind of in-custody police killing that he had witnessed in the 8:46 second killing of George Floyd, the chief’s men had done the Kenosha... Read more »
  • Israeli Attack on Iraqi Nuclear Facility *Began* Weapons Program
    "In 1981, Israeli warplanes bombed the Iraqi reactor at Osirak and many in the U.S. cheered it on as a way of allegedly stopping Iraq from acquiring nuclear weapons. Khadduri was working at the time on the Iraqi nuclear program and says the effect was exactly the opposite. The Iraqi... Read more »
  • Israel Targeting of Iran the Result of U.S. Backing, Refusal to Acknowledge Its Nuclear Weapons
        "Israel is granted an effective green light for its illegal actions and dangerous war mongering whilst the U.S. government has time and again backed it. Just a few months ago South Africa's emeritus Archbishop Desmond Tutu wrote, urging incoming President Biden, to end the USA's 'pretence over Israel's... Read more »
  • Amazon Union Vote
    "Within 24 hours of the defeat of the union at Amazon appearing likely, non-union workers at Amazon went on a wildcat strike in Chicago. So while it may appear that workers at Amazon were defeated, they are still on the march as the strike in Chicago shows." The post Amazon... Read more »
  • Ban Killer Drones Campaign Seeks a Treaty to Prohibit Weaponized Drones
     As the Biden administration assesses the U.S. government's use of drones to kill people, a grassroots global campaign -- BanKillerDrones.org -- was launched on Friday, declaring its "commitment to achieving an international treaty that will ban weaponized drones and military and police surveillance." The campaign is being launched on the 12th anniversary of... Read more »
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    George Monbiot

  • VideoSea Change
    At last people are waking up to the fishing industry’s devastating impacts. By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 7th April 2021 When the BBC made a film about the crisis in our oceans, it somehow managed to avoid naming their greatest cause of ecological destruction: the fishing industry. The... Read more »
  • I’m Taking a Break
    I won’t be writing my Guardian column for a few weeks, as I’m trying to finish my book about feeding the world without devouring the planet. Normal service will resume in April.... Read more »
  • Viral Lies
    Some falsehoods about the pandemic are so dangerous that they should be banned. By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 27th January 2021 Why do we value lies more than lives? We know that certain falsehoods kill people. Some of those who believe such claims as “coronavirus doesn’t exist”; “it’s... Read more »
  • Long-Suffering
    Long Covid is devastating the health and lives of many thousands of people, and highlights the terrible neglect of patients with chronic conditions such as ME/CFS. By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 22nd January 2021 Perhaps to a greater extent than at any point since the first world war,... Read more »
  • Clueless
    It is hard to imagine how the government’s handling of the pandemic could have been more catastrophic.   By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 13th January 2021 Here’s the chilling, remarkable thing that should be inscribed on everyone’s minds: there is no plan. This week, I asked the government’s... Read more »

 

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