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    Novara Media

  • How Labour Wins Back the Red Wall | Downstream
    While Labour lost council seats across the North and Midlands, it held firm in Preston. Can only municipal socialism and the ‘Preston Model’ now save the party? Aaron Bastani is joined by Matthew Brown, Labour leader of Preston council.... Read more »
  • Starmer’s Authority in Tatters After Bungled Reshuffle
    Keir Starmer’s bungled reshuffle has left his personal authority in tatters. Labour MP Clive Lewis joins Michael Walker to discuss whether this is an opportunity for the party’s left to have its voice heard.... Read more »
  • Everybody is Doing Identity Politics, Even If They Think They’re Not
    Why did Labour lose Hartlepool? If Labour MP and scandal-prone ex-frontbencher Khalid Mahmood is to be believed, the problem is that the party is ‘too woke’ for the working class. “We are seen as out of touch,” bemoaned the MP for Perry Barr, “a party captured by urban liberals, whose... Read more »
  • Starmer’s Botched Reshuffle Sparks Labour Civil War
    Keir Starmer’s botched reshuffle has sparked a civil war in the Labour Party. With so many enemies, can he survive? With Michael Walker and Aaron Bastani.... Read more »
  • Election 2021: Scotland, Wales and London
    A #TyskySour election special looking at the latest results in Wales, Scotland, London and the metro mayor races. With Michael Walker, Aaron Bastani, Michael Gray and Harriet Protheroe-Soltani.... Read more »

 


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  • The Pursuit of National Liberty Should not be Handed Over to Toxic Populists and Demagogues
    Sending the royal navy to Jersey to confront the French was a suitable overture to elections in Britain dominated by populist nationalism of differing variants. Boris Johnson promised “unwavering support” for the island’s government, a pledge it may find less than reassuring. In Paris, President Macron was likewise beating the... Read more »
  • Bill, Melinda, and the Burden of Grand Fortune
    Old adages can often come across as trite. But a trite old adage, we always need to remember, can also speak truth. Consider, for instance, the time-worn maxim that immediately comes to mind whenever we see the awesomely affluent stumble in their personal lives. Just another reminder, we tell ourselves,... Read more »
  • Why Biden’s Vaccine IP Waiver is Political Theatre
    India's Ministry of External Affairs has welcomed the statement of the US government of 5th May announcing their support for a relaxation in the norms of the agreement on TRIPS, to ensure quick and affordable access to vaccines and medicines for developing countries. Delhi is “hopeful that with a consensus... Read more »
  • Spending More on Nukes: STRATCOM’s Nuclear Death Wish
    The message to lawmakers is clear: spend more on nuclear weapons.  If system capabilities are eroded such that ICBMs are cut from the triad, the commander recommends returning to that maniacally dangerous formula of keeping nuclear armed US Air Force bombers airborne and on permanent alert.  The world can look... Read more »

 


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    Jude Collins

  • Ballymurphy: how grateful we are for so little
    Reports  coming in this evening tell us that when the British army was found guilty of shooting dead at least nine and maybe ten innocent people in Ballymurphy in 1971, “Families of those killed who have campaigned for decades to clear the names of their relatives wept, hugged and applauded.”... Read more »
  • Palestine: The Fight For Survival Of An Entire People – by Michael Lagan
    Ireland has always had a close personal relationship with Palestinians and the Palestinian cause.  Two peoples, a world apart seeking the same thing…simply, freedom.  A verse in a poem by James Connolly called, ‘We Only Want The Earth’ comes to mind regularly, when I think of the similarities between our... Read more »
  • It’s just another lie…
    When Queen Elizabeth makes her speech today, she will leave a number of bruised hearts among those who have interest in the British Army. Contrary to expectations, the word now is that she won’t speak of legislation to protect British army veterans.  Why is this not going to feature? A... Read more »
  • BRITAIN TO SCRAP THE GOOD FRIDAY AGREEMENT – by Michael John Cummings
    With a speech before Parliament, Queen Elizabeth II will promote the pardon of all security forces killings of Irish citizens in Northern Ireland. That’s Britain’s N. I. policy in a nutshell:  “Keep calm and carry on!”  Using a script no doubt provided by the Ministry of Defense, a ‘royal assent’ is to... Read more »
  • PAT + JUDE TALK ABOUT THE SCOTTISH ELECTION, THE SINKING OF STEVE, & FAREWELL EOGHAN HARRIS
    Nichola Sturgeon has now got  the numbers in the Scottish parliament to justify her calling an independence referendum. When will it happen? Will it ever happen, given that Boris Johnson is completely opposed to it? Closer to home, Steve Aitken has sung ‘My Way’ and retired as leader of the... Read more »

 


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    Free willl

  • Science and Philosophy | 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 »
  • Distorted Morality |Noam Chomsky Recommended Documentary Film N°4
    ***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 »
  • Behaving Like a Superpower | 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 Vietnam War [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 Emergence of 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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  • The Fateful Choice: Nuclear Arms Race or Nuclear-Free World
    The recent announcement by the British government that it plans a 40 percent increase in the number of nuclear weapons it possesses highlights the escalation of the exceptionally dangerous and costly nuclear arms race. After decades of progress in reducing nuclear arsenals through arms control and disarmament agreements, all the... Read more »
  • Amid Widespread Disease, Death, and Poverty, the Major Powers Increased Their Military Spending in 2020
    Last year was a terrible time for vast numbers of people around the globe, who experienced not only a terrible disease pandemic, accompanied by widespread sickness and death, but severe economic hardship. Even so, the disasters of 2020 were not shocking enough to jolt the world’s most powerful nations out... Read more »
  • Statistically improbable that Capitol Riot deaths were unrelated to the riot UPDATED
    Please note that improbable doesn’t mean impossible. Who would watch sports or buy lottery tickets if very improbable things could not happen? Still, the probability of five deaths (of rioters, bystanders or police) happening within a day of the Capitol Riot might be 2.6%, and perhaps be as low 0.16%. It... Read more »
  • 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 »

 


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    The Real News Network

  • ‘People are dying every minute’: COVID-19 catastrophes in India and Brazil
    A nightmarish combination of international capitalist greed, vaccine hoarding in the global North, and right-wing national governments has thrown India and Brazil into the deadly throes of a catastrophic COVID-19 surge. The post ‘People are dying every minute’: COVID-19 catastrophes in India and Brazil appeared first on The Real News... Read more »
  • What could life and media be without surveillance capitalism?
    In the previous two livestreams in this special series, we identified many of the maladies that plague our lives in the digital era. Now, we talk about how to fight back—and the alternatives we should be fighting for. The post What could life and media be without surveillance capitalism? appeared... Read more »
  • How prisoners expanded the civil rights movement
    In the 1970s, a multiracial coalition of prisoners staged a collective uprising against the dehumanizing horrors of the American prison system. And the backlash paved the way for the prison-industrial complex we have today. The post How prisoners expanded the civil rights movement appeared first on The Real News Network.... Read more »
  • Woke-washing the US military meat grinder
    The U.S. military markets itself to working-class and marginalized recruits who are alienated by capitalist society, then it chews them up and spits them out. That’s how the system is designed to work. The post Woke-washing the US military meat grinder appeared first on The Real News Network.... Read more »
  • ‘American taxpayer money is being used to commit human rights violations’ in Israel, says Rep. Rashida Tlaib
    Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib, the first Palestinian-American woman ever elected to Congress, demanded that President Biden take immediate and concrete action in response to Israeli forces' latest assault on the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound. The post ‘American taxpayer money is being used to commit human rights violations’ in Israel, says Rep. Rashida... Read more »
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    Democracy Now!

  • "Harm Is Still Being Done": 36 Years After MOVE Bombing, Misuse of Children's Remains Reopens Wounds
    This week marks the 36th anniversary of the day the city of Philadelphia bombed its own citizens. On May 13, 1985, police surrounded the home of MOVE, a radical Black liberation organization that was defying orders to vacate. Police flooded the home with water, filled the house with tear gas,... Read more »
  • Israel Kills Dozens in Gaza While Imposing "Constant War" on Palestinian Residents of Jerusalem
    Israeli airstrikes in Gaza have killed at least 26 Palestinians, including nine children, as tension in the region has escalated sharply. Hundreds were also injured by Israeli forces Monday when they stormed the Al-Aqsa Mosque, the third-holiest site in Islam. Hamas responded by firing hundreds of rockets into Israel, which... Read more »
  • Headlines for May 11, 2021
    Israeli Airstrikes Kill 26 Palestinians in Gaza, Including 9 Children, Bodies of Indian COVID-19 Victims Found on Banks of Ganges River, World Health Organization Chief Blasts "Shocking Global Disparity" in Vaccine Access, U.S. Drug Regulator Clears Pfizer's COVID-19 Vaccine for Use in Children 12 and Older, Democrats Urge President Biden... Read more »
  • Weaponizing Trump's Big Lie: Ari Berman on GOP's War on Democracy & Voting Rights
    Extreme voting restrictions have advanced in several Republican-led states across the U.S., including in Florida, where Republican Governor Ron DeSantis has signed a sweeping voter suppression bill that will make it harder to vote by mail, limit ballot drop boxes, impose new voter ID requirements and criminalize giving food and... Read more »
  • Afghanistan in Mourning After School Bombing in Kabul Kills 85, Mostly Hazara Shiite Girls
    At least 85 people, mostly young girls, were killed in Afghanistan after several bomb blasts outside a school in the capital Kabul. Survivors said the bombs were timed to go off as the girls left school for the day. The neighborhood where the attack occurred is mostly populated by the... Read more »

 


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    Michael Hudson

  • Christian Nationalism’s Re-branding of Jesus
    An interview on The Radical Imagination with Pastor Jonathan Hartgrove and host Jim Vrettos. Photo by Jacob Bentzinger on Unsplash The post Christian Nationalism’s Re-branding of Jesus first appeared on Michael Hudson.... Read more »
  • The Honest Sector
    Transcript Jussi: Welcome Michael. I just give a brief overview of the agenda and then I get back to you with a few questions. I just show you this picture, what we want to do today is this: Today we will get a long-term view on money debt and the... Read more »
  • Macau Lectures on Super Imperialism
    The first lecture at the prestigious Southwest University, Chongqing, China: Global U, youtube channel, posted on 21 April 2021, video, Wen Tiejun’s account of Michael Hudson’s Ten Lectures Global U weixin channel, an account of Hudson’s Ten Lectures. Global U weixin channel, article, Hudson’s talk in Macau Michael Hudson’s Ten... Read more »
  • America’s Neoliberal Financialization Policy vs. China’s Industrial Socialism
    Nearly half a millennium ago Niccolo Machiavelli’s The Prince described three options for how a conquering power might treat states that it defeated in war but that “have been accustomed to live under their own laws and in freedom: … the first is to ruin them, the next is to reside... Read more »
  • 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 »

 


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  • Blinken Ignoring Glorification of Nazis in Ukraine for Geopolitical Gain
    "Shortly after the Maidan uprising of 2013 to ’14 brought in a new government, Ukraine began whitewashing Nazi collaborators on a statewide level. In 2015, Kyiv passed legislation declaring two WWII-era paramilitaries -- the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN) and the Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA) -- heroes and freedom fighters... Read more »
  • “Jerusalem Uprising”?
    It "started with Israeli racists chanting 'death to Arabs' in Jerusalem and progressed as Israeli authorities insisted on going ahead with more ethnic cleansing in the Shaikh Jarrah neighborhood (considered a crime against humanity by international law) and progressed as the same racist authorities denied rights of native Christians and... Read more »
  • Coup in El Salvador?
    "While it is true that Supreme Court magistrates have historically represented oligarchic interests and that the new Legislative Assembly was democratically elected -- though the process was plagued by violations to the electoral code on part of the president and his New Ideas party -- this does not justify an... Read more »
  • Is Big Pharma’s Intellectual Property More Important than Lives?
    "U.S. President Joe Biden said on Tuesday that he had not made a decision on whether the U.S. would support an Indian and South African initiative at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) to waive Trade Related Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) to facilitate the production of COVID-19 related vaccines and therapeutics... Read more »
  • With Blinken in Ukraine: Where to on U.S.- Russia Relations?
    "Upon taking office, Biden promised a 'foreign policy for the middle class,' tacitly acknowledging that the debacles of the past decades have badly served all but the few. Keeping that promise requires profound rethinking. By reversing some of Donald Trump’s most egregious follies -- returning to the Paris climate accord... Read more »
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    George Monbiot

  • Breaking Point
    The end of the United Kingdom is a prospect we should welcome. By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 5th May 2021 Any residual argument for Scotland to stay within the United Kingdom meets its counter-argument in Boris Johnson. Westminster politics has always been the preserve of a remote enclave,... Read more »
  • The Sleep of Reason
    Far from holding the government to account, as it claims, most of the media was fast asleep while massive scandals brewed. By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 28th April 2021 How does Boris Johnson get away with it? How does he lie and cheat and break the rules with... Read more »
  • Oil Spots
    The Science Museum’s new exhibition on climate breakdown is funded by an oil company. What could possibly go wrong? By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 21st April 2021 Taking money from fossil fuel companies today is like taking money from tobacco firms in the 1990s. The damage public institutions... Read more »
  • Oral Transmission
    How I became a human plague – and stumbled into one of the most astonishing scientific stories I’ve ever encountered. By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 14th April 2021 Rejoice! A mystery has been solved. We now have an explanation for long Covid, a condition afflicting many thousands of... Read more »
  • 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 »

 

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