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    The Grayzone

  • Pay for pardons? John Kiriakou on Trump’s final flop and Biden’s new intelligence picks
    CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou details his personal experience dealing with Trump insiders including Rudy Giuliani, to secure a pardon. He says Giuliani demanded $2 million to work on his behalf. Kiriakou also shared his thoughts with Anya Parampil on Biden’s new intelligence picks. The post Pay for pardons? John Kiriakou... Read more »
  • Twitter Latin America coordinator exposed as right-wing operative, amid anti-AMLO social media purge
    While Mexico’s progressive President AMLO challenges the Big Tech corporation’s growing censorship, Twitter Latin America’s public policy head was exposed as a right-wing political operative. A senior executive at Twitter Latin America spent years working for right-wing Mexican politicians, including the notoriously corrupt Felipe Calderón. During his tenure as president,... Read more »
  • Venezuelan VP Delcy Rodriguez details new measures to break the US blockade
    In a wide-ranging interview with The Grayzone’s Max Blumenthal, Venezuelan Vice President Delcy Rodriguez details her government’s new Anti-Blockade Law and explains how it counteracts the impact of the US economic war imposed on her country VP Rodriguez also answered left-wing criticism of the Anti-Blockade Law and discussed her family’s... Read more »
  • Mob mentality: Capitol riot exploited to expand the national security state that failed to stop it
    The US national security state failed to prevent the pro-Trump mob attack on the Capitol. Yet instead of accountability, US intelligence officials are being emboldened via increased militarization, censorship, and surveillance. Max Blumenthal and Aaron Maté discuss the dangerous fallout. Rather than prioritize accountability for US intelligence officials’ failure to... Read more »
  • Video: US troops occupy Washington DC in massive show of force
    Days after a pro-Trump riot in the US Capitol, Max Blumenthal headed to DC’s “Red Zone” to report on the occupation of Washington DC by 28,000 National Guard soldiers On the periphery of DC’s heavily militarized Red Zone, Blumenthal spoke to local residents about the militarization of the nation’s capital... Read more »
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    Norman G. Finkelstein

  • TrueAnon Episode 131: Norman Finkelstein Pt. 1
    “We’re joined by scholar Norman Finkelstein Read More The post TrueAnon Episode 131: Norman Finkelstein Pt. 1 appeared first on Norman G. Finkelstein.... Read more »
  • Keir Starmer, Der Sturmer and the Hottie Israeli Spy: What’s Going On?
    Keir-StarmerDownload The post Keir Starmer, Der Sturmer and the Hottie Israeli Spy: What’s Going On? appeared first on Norman G. Finkelstein.... Read more »
  • Journal-January 19, 2021 (ESSAY CONTEXT-$100.00 PRIZE!)
    Journal-January 19, 2021): Essay Contest-$100.00 Prize I just finished reading the second of W. E. B. Du Bois’s three autobiographies, Dusk of Dawn: An Essay Toward an Autobiography of a Race Concept. In this journal entry, I would want to do two things: first, propose an essay contest; and second, quote from Du... Read more »
  • VideoWhat’s Going On?
    What’s Going On?  –Anon. It was reported today that UK Labour Party leader Keir Starmer hired an Israeli spy to join his Shadow Cabinet. London is aghast and abuzz. To quote the inimitable Marvin Gaye: What’s Going On? Two theories are making the rounds. Theory #1.  Starmer (pronouns: schmuck/schnook) is being blackmailed... Read more »
  • The Romanian Left’s (mis)adventures in the realm of idpol and cancel culture (Part II)
    Odyssey Banned for Violence, Sexism; Is this the End of World Classics? At one point, in our short Read More The post The Romanian Left’s (mis)adventures in the realm of idpol and cancel culture (Part II) appeared first on Norman G. Finkelstein.... Read more »


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    Novara Media

  • Amazon Delivery Drivers Are Being Shamed for Relieving Themselves in Public – but Bezos Is to Blame
    “I’ve done so many different jobs in my life,” says Carl*, who works as an Amazon delivery driver, “and trust me, this is the worst job ever.” Carl is just one of countless couriers across the UK being subjected to “nightmare” working conditions as a result of increased demand during... Read more »
  • Schools Out Till Easter?
    Government briefings suggest schools will stay closed until Easter. Is this a policy progressives should support? With Michael Walker, Ash Sarkar and Chloe Tomlinson... Read more »
  • Unfinished Revolutions: What Were the Roots of the Arab Uprisings?
    Ten years ago, a wave of popular uprisings erupted across the Middle East, threatening not only local monarchs and dictators but the strategic interests of the Western powers that backed them. In this series, David Wearing looks back on these events, their causes and consequences, and asks what they can... Read more »
  • I Was an Egyptian Revolutionary
    10 years ago a wave of popular uprisings erupted across the Middle East, thousands poured onto the streets of Egypt to confront a dictatorship. In this video one protestor reflects on his experience all those years ago.... Read more »
  • Boris Johnson Ends ‘War on Woke?!’
    On Wednesday, shortly after Joe Biden was inaugurated as President of the United States, Boris Johnson said there was ‘nothing wrong’ with being ‘woke’. Yet the signature of the Tories in recent years has been a ‘war on woke’, with MPs and media outriders attacking ideas of social and economic... Read more »

 


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    CounterPunch.org

  • Steve Earle Performs A Tribute to His Late Son, Musician Justin Townes Earle
    The post Steve Earle Performs A Tribute to His Late Son, Musician Justin Townes Earle appeared first on CounterPunch.org.... Read more »
  • Why History Matters: the Legacy of Slavery
    Many Americans watched as Joe Biden marked his Inauguration Day celebration with a brief presentation before the statue of Abraham Lincoln, invoking the Civil War as an historical moment when the nation triumphed over deep division. When recalling Lincoln, many New Yorkers may remember the famous speech he gave at... Read more »
  • Indirect Deaths: The Massive and Unseen Costs of America’s Post-9/11 Wars
    “I got out of the Marines and within a few years, 15 of my buddies had killed themselves,” one veteran rifleman who served two tours in both Afghanistan and Iraq between 2003 and 2011 said to me recently. “One minute they belonged and the next, they were out, and they... Read more »
  • Let Nuke Plans Run for 100 Years?
    With the major decline of nuclear power—the U.S. is down to 94 plants from a high of 129 and only two are now under construction—the nuclear promoters in the U.S. government and nuclear industry are pushing to let nuclear power plants run for 100 years to somehow keep nuclear power... Read more »
  • The Republican Dam on Immigration is Cracking, Now They Must Pay for Their Racism
    On day one of his presidency, Joe Biden signed numerous executive orders to undo his predecessor’s “deeply inhumane” anti-immigrant policies. These included reversing the “Muslim ban,” ensuring non-citizens are counted in the census, pulling back on the harsh deportation priorities of the past four years, and cutting off funds to... Read more »

 


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    Beat the Press – Center for Economic and Policy Research

  • The New York Times Has Not Heard About China’s Vaccines (or Russia or India’s)
    It is more than a bit bizarre that the New York Times can run a major piece about the lack of access of developing countries to Covid vaccines and never once mention the vaccines developed by China, Russia, or India. The piece is very useful in highlighting the fact that... Read more »
  • More Mind Reading at the Washington Post
    I wonder if the Washington Post lists mind-reading abilities as a requirement for its economic reporters. They so often feel the need to do it. The latest is a piece about the response of Republicans in Congress to President Biden’s proposed rescue package. At one point the piece tells us:... Read more »
  • Trump Crazy and Intellectual Crazy
    It’s hard not to be appalled and scared by the reality denial of Donald Trump’s followers. Their willingness to insist an election was stolen, with no evidence whatsoever, is difficult to understand for those of us who like to think that people respond to facts and logic. I don’t have... Read more »
  • The DeFazio Bill: Reducing the Financial Industry’s Tax on Retirement Savings
    Representative Peter DeFazio, along with seven House co-sponsors, introduced the “Wall Street Tax Act” today. This bill would impose a tax of 0.1 percent of sales of stocks, bonds, options, and other derivatives. According to the Congressional Budget Office, it would raise almost $800 billion over the course of the... Read more »
  • Even In the Face of Coup Attempt, NYT Continues Propaganda for Upward Redistribution Through Trade
    I have repeatedly raised the point that media accounts routinely use the term “free trade” when they can more accurately say simply “trade” or trade policy. It is amazing to me that this practice continues. We saw it yet again in a NYT article on how many Republicans continue to... Read more »
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    Free willl

  • What Do You Hope For !? | 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 »
  • Innate Principles and Dualism | 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 »
  • Values, Abortion, and Preserving Life | 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 »
  • New Atheists, Islamophobia, and the War on Terror | 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 »
  • The Capacity for Language | Noam Chomsky
    ***Noam Chomsky QUOTES ~ARTICLES ~ VIDEO ~ BOOKSAvram Noam Chomsky[a] (born December 7, 1928) is an American linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, historian,[b][c] social critic, and political activist. Sometimes called "the father of modern linguistics",[d] Chomsky is also a major figure in analytic philosophy and one of the founders of the field of cognitive science. He holds a joint appointment as Institute Professor Emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Laureate Professor... Read more »
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    Center for Economic and Policy Research

  • Union Membership Byte 2021
    PDF | Press Release Acknowledgements The author would like to thank Dean Baker, Sarah Rawlins, Karen Conner, Aiden Lee, Simran Kalkat, and Matthew Sedlar for their assistance. Overview The overall union membership rate increased by half a percentage point in 2020, rising to 10.8 percent of all employed (Table 1).... Read more »
  • The New York Times Has Not Heard About China’s Vaccines (or Russia or India’s)
    It is more than a bit bizarre that the New York Times can run a major piece about the lack of access of developing countries to Covid vaccines and never once mention the vaccines developed by China, Russia, or India. The piece is very useful in highlighting the fact that... Read more »
  • More Mind Reading at the Washington Post
    I wonder if the Washington Post lists mind-reading abilities as a requirement for its economic reporters. They so often feel the need to do it. The latest is a piece about the response of Republicans in Congress to President Biden’s proposed rescue package. At one point the piece tells us:... Read more »
  • The Chopra Gambit
    The American Prospect See article on original site On Monday, President Biden announced his intention to name Federal Trade Commissioner Rohit Chopra as the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s next director, earning a rare, unqualified cheer from the party’s left flank. Despite serving in the minority on the FTC, Chopra has... Read more »
  • PREVIEW: Union Membership Byte 2021
    The union membership rate rose by 0.5 percentage point to 10.8 percent in 2020, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports today. Figure 1 There were marked upswings in the unionization rate across sectors, in a year otherwise marked by staggering job loss and a global health crisis. While the number... Read more »

 


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    Right Wing Watch

  • Right Wing Round-Up: The Road to Insurrection
    Hemant Mehta @ Friendly Atheist: Christian Liar Sarah Huckabee Sanders Announces Run for Governor of Arkansas. Pilar Melendez @ The Daily Beast: Right-Wing Activist Banned From Airline for Not Wearing Mask Is Charged in Capitol Riots. Colby Hall @ Mediaite: Rudy Giuliani Sued for Over $1 Billion By Dominion for... Read more »
  • VideoRight Wing Bonus Tracks: Demonic and False
    Greg Locke declares that President Joe Biden is a liar, an imposter, and a false prophet whose presidency is “demonic and false.” Tom Gilson argues that when it comes to the issue of character, Biden is no better than Donald Trump: “Biden seems better than Trump. He’s smoother. More publicly... Read more »
  • Here It Comes: Democratic Victories Encourage Republican Attacks on Voting
    Republican officials in Pennsylvania and Georgia are responding to Democratic victories in 2020 with new efforts to make voting more difficult, and they’re being cheered on by the Family Research Council’s Tony Perkins, who called it “some of the best news” of the year so far in his “Washington Watch”... Read more »
  • Tony Perkins’ Disingenuous Attacks on Biden Administration’s Return to Constitutional Census Count  
    The Family Research Council’s Tony Perkins—who pushed former President Donald Trump’s false claims about a stolen election and urged state legislators and U.S. senators to overturn the results—is now mischaracterizing the Biden administration’s first-day move to reverse Trump’s unconstitutional efforts to rig the 2020 U.S. census in favor of Republicans.... Read more »
  • VideoHank Kunneman Says God Hates Those Who Call Him a False Prophet for Falsely Prophesying Trump’s Reelection
    Right-wing pastor and self-proclaimed “prophet” Hank Kunneman used his sermon Sunday to lash out at those who have dared to call him a false prophet for repeatedly proclaiming that Donald Trump would win the 2020 election and serve a second term in office. Citing a passage from Proverbs 6 that... Read more »
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    Z Blogs

  • 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 »
  • Trump’s coup attempt: dangerous for the US and the rest of the world
    Trump incited his supporters to violently storm the Capitol Building in Washington DC in an attempt to revive his failed efforts to overturn the results of the election. Five people are dead as a direct result of the attack, including one police officer (ironically a Trump supporter) who was beaten... Read more »
  • UN agencies not above playing politics with statistics
    It’s clear that technical departments within the UN sometimes have their work corrupted by the US government and its allies. Consider recent reporting by the Grayzone on OPCW whistleblowers who exposed manipulation of an investigation into alleged chemical weapons use in Syria in 2018. Or recall an example from further... Read more »
  • Reassessing the Leopoldo López trial of 2014-15
    One of the reasons people may get duped into seeing Venezuelan politician Leopoldo López as a victim is his trial which began in 2014, when he finally went to jail after supporting a fourth US-backed attempt to violently overthrow Venezuela’s democratically elected government. Overthrowing the late Hugo Chavez (who was... Read more »
  • Review of Hensman’s ‘Indefensible’
    Defense of the Easily Defensible By Dave Markland In 2018 Haymarket Books published Rohini Hensman’s Indefensible: Democracy, Counter-revolution and Anti-imperialist Rhetoric. Its focus is on left journalists and analysts like John Pilger and the late Edward S. Herman who have committed the inexcusable sin of being overly suspicious of United... Read more »

 


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    The Real News Network

  • Refusing to vaccinate prisoners is both cruel and dangerous
    Prisons and jails are hotbeds of coronavirus contagion—for incarcerated people and staff, but also for the wider community. Prioritizing them for vaccinations is a humanitarian and public health necessity. The post Refusing to vaccinate prisoners is both cruel and dangerous appeared first on The Real News Network.... Read more »
  • VideoBattleground Baltimore, Jan. 22
    In this week’s round-up of Baltimore news: We mourn the loss of Dante Barksdale, local leaders push to reopen, and recycling is back. The post Battleground Baltimore, Jan. 22 appeared first on The Real News Network.... Read more »
  • The Eric Brandt story: How a controversial cop watcher became one of the most successful police reformers in the US
    Known for his role in the Occupy Denver movement and his controversial, even profane, manner of exercising his First Amendment rights, Eric Brandt has been arrested roughly 200 times while protesting police brutality and advocating for reform. But he's also quietly racked up key victories in court. The post The... Read more »
  • From Standing Rock and J20 to the US Capitol: Who gets treated like the enemy?
    When police roll out the red carpet for far-right insurgents and reserve tear gas and rubber bullets for Black, Indigenous, and social justice protestors, what is to be done? The post From Standing Rock and J20 to the US Capitol: Who gets treated like the enemy? appeared first on The... Read more »
  • So, now what?: TRNN’s Post-Inauguration Livestream
    Join the TRNN team as we break down Joe Biden's presidential inauguration, Donald Trump's exit, and what lies ahead. The post So, now what?: TRNN’s Post-Inauguration Livestream appeared first on The Real News Network.... Read more »

 


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    Michael Hudson

  • Multipolarity and Financial Capitalism
    Ross Welcome to Renegade Inc. However you look at it, 2020 was a train wreck. So as we look forward to 2021, we wanted to get political and economic insight from two friends of the show. Chris Williamson and Michael Hudson share their views on what we can look out... Read more »
  • Rentiers a bunch of gangsters
    Michael Hudson and Pepe Escobar discuss rent and rent-seeking, i.e., unproductive economic activity, in the US and China mainly but including the Russian, Iranian and Brazilian economies. In the first 15 minutes, an overview from Michael Hudson explains what happened in the US economy once jobs and manufacturing were offshored... Read more »
  • A Hard Look at Rent and Rent Seeking
    Upcoming – A Conversation with Michael Hudson and Pepe Escobar Date: Wednesday December 16th 2020 Time: 9:00 – 10:30 am EST Free registration:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-hard-look-at-rent-and-rent-seeking-with-michael-hudson-pepe-escobar-tickets-132721723247 In this interactive seminar organized jointly by the Henry George School and the International Union for Land Value Taxation, Michael Hudson and Pepe Escobar will unpack... Read more »
  • Jubillee Perspectives with Steve Keen
    DEC 4, 2020 Is it time for a debt jubilee? Steve Keen and Michael Hudson have both been arguing for a debt jubilee for some time. Now, as COVID-19 hits the poorest hardest, and leaves those with money better off than before, is this the right time to write off... Read more »
  • 2020 Election Preview
    An interview with Paul Jay. Transcript Paul Jay Hi, I’m Paul Jay and welcome to theAnalysis.news podcast. Donald Trump has tried very hard to make this election about his pre-pandemic economic record, which is supposed to be a success story. Of course, he ignores the fact the cyclical upswing of... Read more »
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    Mother Jones

  • Earth Has Lost More Than 28 Trillion Tons of Ice Since 1994
    This story was originally published by The Guardian and and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The melting of ice across the planet is accelerating at a record rate, with the melting of the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets speeding up the fastest, research has found. The... Read more »
  • Biden Administration Revives Effort to Put Harriet Tubman on the $20 Bill
    The Biden administration will resume efforts to put Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki announced today. “It’s important that our notes…reflect the history and diversity of our country,” Psaki said at a press conference, “and Harriet Tubman’s image gracing the new $20 note would... Read more »
  • Lunchtime Photo
    Here is the fabulous produce box we get each week from Manassero Farms. Doesn’t it look delicious? I deliberately oversaturated the photo to give it a bit of a painterly feel, which maybe worked and maybe didn’t. Your thoughts?... Read more »
  • Rob Portman Is Retiring Because of Senate Dysfunction He Spent Years Supporting
    Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) announced Monday that he won’t seek reelection in 2022. One reason he chose to retire, he said in announcing his decision, is because “it has gotten harder and harder to break through the partisan gridlock and make progress on substantive policy.” But if Portman didn’t like... Read more »
  • America Is in Better Shape Than Everyone Seems to Think
    It is rare for me to disagree with Ezra Klein quite so vigorously, but this is just wrong, wrong, wrong: Democrats mocked [Donald Trump’s] “I alone can fix it” message for its braggadocio and feared its authoritarianism, but they did not take seriously the deep soil in which it was... Read more »

 


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    accuracy.org

  • Groups Organizing Against Tom “Mr. Monsanto” Vilsack as Secretary of Agriculture
    “Tom Vilsack has made a career of catering to the whims of corporate agriculture giants -- some of whom he has gone to work for -- while failing to fight for struggling family farmers at every turn,” said Hauter, executive director of Food & Water Watch. “America needs an Agriculture... Read more »
  • Calls for Biden to End the War on Yemen
    "The war is only possible because Western countries -- and the United States and Britain in particular -- continue to arm Saudi Arabia and provide military, political and logistical support for the war. The Western powers are active participants and have the power to stop the world's most acute human... Read more »
  • Nuclear Weapon Ban Treaty Now in Force: What Does it Mean?
    The Treaty to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons went int… The post Nuclear Weapon Ban Treaty Now in Force: What Does it Mean? appeared first on accuracy.org.... Read more »
  • Biden Continuing Trump’s Targeting of Venezuela
    AP reports: "Carlos Vecchio, [Trump-backed opposition leader Juan] Guaidó's envoy in Washington who the U.S. recognizes as Venezuela’s ambassador, tweeted photos of himself at Biden's inauguration. The invitation to attend was touted by Venezuela’s opposition as evidence the Biden administration will continue its strong support and resist entreaties by Maduro... Read more »
  • VideoWill Biden Continue Bombings?
    As thousands of troops were deployed to Washington, D.C. during Joe Biden's inauguration, Rev. Silvester Beaman gave the benediction, saying: "We will make friends of our enemies. We will make friends of our enemies. The post Will Biden Continue Bombings? appeared first on accuracy.org.... Read more »
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    George Monbiot

  • 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 »
  • Caught in the Crossfire
    Brexit isn’t about Europe, and isn’t about the UK. It’s the outcome of a civil war within capitalism. By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 25th November 2020 Where there is chaos, the government will multiply it. Where people are pushed to the brink, it will shove them over. Boris... Read more »
  • Breaking the Chain
    A crucial link in the food chain has been forgotten by the government, exposing us to a potential disaster after the Brexit transition. By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 18th November 2020 A few days ago, I carried out a small experiment. I sent almost identical requests to two... Read more »
  • Monster Makers
    Unless Biden fights big money, he could pave the way for someone even worse than Trump. By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 11th November 2020 It brought a tear to the eye and a hand to the heart. Joe Biden, in his acceptance speech, called for unity and healing.... Read more »

 

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