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    accuracy.org

  • 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 »
  • Leading Big Tech Lawyer May Head Biden Antitrust
    "Hesse’s past work defending Google and enabling Amazon’s acquisitions create irresolvable conflicts of interest that must disqualify her from serving in a Biden administration’s DOJ antitrust division or Federal Trade Commission." The post Leading Big Tech Lawyer May Head Biden Antitrust appeared first on accuracy.org.... Read more »
  • Questions for Blinken Today
    "The trend of the past dozen years is away from ground wars in favor of air wars. This often means more killing, more injuring, and more making people homeless, but with an even higher percentage of all that suffering concentrated on the non-U.S. side. We need to know whether Blinken... Read more »
  • New Domestic Terrorism Legislation “Would Make It Worse”
    "One thing is certain: the failure to prevent the Capitol attack is not because of a lack of police powers or anti-terrorism measures. Still, some people have wasted no time hijacking the moment to advocate new domestic terrorism legislation. A lawmaker in the solidly Democratic state of Maryland has proposed... Read more »
  • You Can’t Fight Fascism by Expanding the Police State
    "Expanding the U.S. government’s already bloated surveillance state will only bring more terror and harm to the same communities that Trump targeted with his racist policies and rhetoric." The post You Can’t Fight Fascism by Expanding the Police State appeared first on accuracy.org.... Read more »
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    George Monbiot

  • 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 »
  • Lessons Unlearnt
    Privatisation, outsourcing, packed classrooms and a total government failure to make them safe expose schools to deadly levels of infection. By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 4th November 2020 Does anyone in power care? Shocking revelations about the government’s handling of the pandemic are either ignored or dismissed. The... Read more »

 

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    Antiwar.com Original

  • Does the First Amendment Restrain Big Tech?
    When Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence, he included in it a list of the colonists’ grievances with the British government. Notably absent were any complaints that the British government infringed upon the freedom of speech. In those days, public speech was as acerbic as it is today. If... Read more »
  • Round Up the Usual Suspects; Don’t Forget Putin
    Interviewed by Mrs. Clinton Monday, Speaker Nancy Pelosi eagerly rose to the bait when Clinton spoke of "her concerns that the outgoing commander-in-chief was compromised by the Kremlin". Setting the stage, Clinton expressed the hope that "we’ll find out who he [Trump] is beholden to, "who pulls his strings". Clinton... Read more »
  • Israel Is Losing the Fight To Obscure Its Apartheid Character
    For more than a decade, a handful of former Israeli politicians and US diplomats identified with what might be termed the “peace process industry” have intermittently warned that, without a two-state solution, Israel is in danger of becoming an “apartheid state”. The most notable among them include Ehud Barak and... Read more »
  • The Inconvenience of Democracy: Pre-emptive Coups
    The attempt to reverse a democratic election in a classic quiet coup in America has now turned ugly and noisy. On the very same day as Joe Biden condemned the coup, he nominated Victoria Nuland as under secretary of state for political affairs: the same Victoria Nuland who clumsily revealed... Read more »
  • As Joe Biden Takes Over, Washington Is in Desperate Need of a Little Foreign Policy Humility
    Jake Sullivan, President Joe Biden’s newly appointed National Security Adviser, began issuing orders to Russia two days before his installation. Sullivan urged Moscow to release Alexei Navalny, the opposition leader arrested on his return to Russia on Sunday. Insisted Sullivan: "The Kremlin’s attacks on Mr. Navalny are not just a... Read more »

 


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    Norman G. Finkelstein

  • 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 »
  • The Romanian Left’s (mis)adventures in the realm of idpol and cancel culture (Part I)
    Leaning left became lately a required Read More The post The Romanian Left’s (mis)adventures in the realm of idpol and cancel culture (Part I) appeared first on Norman G. Finkelstein.... Read more »
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    Craig Murray

  • Let Nobody Ever State Again There Is No Evidence of the Conspiracy Against Alex Salmond
    I am strongly advised to shut up and say nothing just before my trial. I will however point out three things: 1) These documents are all in the possession of the Lord Advocate. They are held in the Crown Office. That is why we are asking the Crown to disclose... Read more »
  • My Trial, and Freedom of Speech
    UPDATE Some journalists, NGOs and observers registering for my trial using details below are being asked for the case number. This is HCA/2020-06/XM. My trial for Contempt of Court in my reporting of the Alex Salmond trial is on 27 and 28 January at the Court of Appeals in Edinburgh.... Read more »
  • Only A Corrupt Lord Advocate Stands Between Peter Murrell and Prison
    Following Robin McAlpine’s excellent article, some responded by asking where is the hard evidence of a conspiracy against Alex Salmond? Well, here is some of it, not public before. My trial for contempt of court is now fixed for 27 January. This is an extract from my lawyers’ latest submission... Read more »
  • My Friend Emma Nelson
    A joke someone made yesterday reminded me of a friend I had in the FCO, Emma Nelson, who died terribly young about 20 years ago. I wanted to say a few things about her that occurred to me in the context of the Alex Salmond case. In doing so I... Read more »
  • Both Tortuous and Torturous
    Magistrate Vanessa Bararitser walked into Westminster Magistrates Court No.1 at 10.12am this morning with the sunniest smile and most carefree disposition I have ever seen her adopt. Her shoulders appeared visibly lifted. She positively beamed at Clair Dobbin, counsel for the US government, as she invited her to put the... Read more »

 


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    Pew Research Center – U.S. Politics & Policy

  • Methodology
    The American Trends Panel survey methodology Overview The American Trends Panel (ATP), created by Pew Research Center, is a nationally representative panel of randomly selected U.S. adults. Panelists participate via self-administered web surveys. Panelists who do not have internet access at home are provided with a tablet and wireless internet... Read more »
  • Acknowledgments
    This report is a collaborative effort based on the input and analysis of the following individuals: Research team Carroll Doherty, Director, Political Research Jocelyn Kiley, Associate Director, Political Research Baxter Oliphant, Senior Researcher Andrew Daniller, Research Associate Bradley Jones, Research Associate Hannah Hartig, Research Associate Amina Dunn, Research Analyst Ted... Read more »
  • 4. Voters’ reflections on the 2020 election
    Despite scores of failed legal challenges, numerous recounts and Congress’ confirmation of Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory, a large majority of those who voted for Donald Trump incorrectly say their candidate received the most votes cast by eligible voters in enough states to win the election. Among Trump voters, 40%... Read more »
  • 3. Views on the rioting at the U.S. Capitol
    Nearly seven-in-ten adults (69%) say they have heard “a lot” about the rioting at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, when, following a protest earlier in the day, supporters of Donald Trump broke into the Capitol building while the Senate and House were in the process of certifying Electoral College... Read more »
  • 2. Views of Biden and Trump during the transition
    In the wake of the violence and riots at the Capitol on Jan. 6, a growing majority of voters (76%) say Donald Trump’s conduct since the Nov. 3 election is “only fair” or “poor.” In mid-November, 68% rated Trump’s post-election conduct negatively. Currently, 62% rate Trump’s conduct since the election... Read more »
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    The Intercept

  • Joe Manchin Was Hit With Tough Ad Back Home After Going Wobbly on $2,000 Checks
    In 2009, progressive organizations were warned by the White House not to pressure conservative Democrats. Biden doesn’t have that control this time. The post Joe Manchin Was Hit With Tough Ad Back Home After Going Wobbly on $2,000 Checks appeared first on The Intercept.... Read more »
  • Photo Essay: At Biden's Inauguration, Empty Streets but Not a Void
    Ron Haviv’s photographs reveal the hopes and the troubles in Washington, D.C., on the first day of Joe Biden’s presidency. The post Photo Essay: At Biden’s Inauguration, Empty Streets but Not a Void appeared first on The Intercept.... Read more »
  • VideoAs ameaças contra acadêmicos, jornalistas e políticos no Brasil têm nome: bolsoterrorismo
    Ataques terroristas não são sinônimo do 11 de Setembro. O Brasil sob Bolsonaro acumula exemplos de terrorismo de extrema direita com ameaças contra a vida. O legislativo precisa dar uma resposta a isso. The post As ameaças contra acadêmicos, jornalistas e políticos no Brasil têm nome: bolsoterrorismo appeared first on... Read more »
  • By Far the Worst Thing Trump Did Was Flirt With Nuclear War With North Korea
    Trump’s actions on this one issue outweigh everything else, yet it’s received less attention than many of his tweets. The post By Far the Worst Thing Trump Did Was Flirt With Nuclear War With North Korea appeared first on The Intercept.... Read more »
  • What's Next for the Militias?
    The Capitol riot has forced a reckoning inside America’s militant groups. The post What’s Next for the Militias? appeared first on The Intercept.... Read more »

 


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    KPFA - Against the Grain

  • mp3Racism, Austerity, and the Far Right
    People of color -- whether welfare recipients or immigrants -- are routinely characterized in the United States as shiftless, even parasitic, and not deserving of the social supports of the state. Ethnic Studies scholar Daniel Martinez HoSang argues that in recent years, as the social safety net has been chopped... Read more »
  • mp3Punishing the Poor
    Most of us have a growing sense that something’s deeply wrong with the way that digital data is used to track and monitor us. But most of us don’t realize that the poorest among us are particularly vulnerable. Virginia Eubanks argues that such data is used to criminalize and turn... Read more »
  • mp3The Political Uses of Shame
    Can an intensely private emotion like shame – for who one is, or what one has done – serve as an impetus for political engagement? Drawing on Hannah Arendt’s writings on Jewish politics, Manu Samnotra [1] ascribes a political role to shame; he argues that shame can motivate people to... Read more »
  • mp3Forcing Elite Action on Climate Change
    Many who are concerned with the unfolding climate emergency have pinned great hope on the election of Joe Biden and Democratic control of the Senate.  But, as sociologist Richard Lachmann observes, progressive expectations of Democrat politicians have been regularly dashed.  He argues that a different approach to forcing elites into... Read more »
  • mp3The Sixties in Europe
    How did the sixties unfold in Europe? Was it primarily a set of political rebellions? How did revolutionary movements in Western Europe compare with those in the Eastern bloc? Timothy Scott Brown [1] talks about the desires, inclinations, and innovations of sixties radicals. Timothy Scott Brown, Sixties Europe [2] Cambridge... Read more »

 


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    Citizen Truth

  • ‘No One Can Censor Reality’: Human Rights Group Pushes Back After Israel Retaliates Against ‘Apartheid’ Label
    This post is originally published on Citizen Truth by Guest Post “Israel cannot be considered a democracy, for it works to advance and perpetuate the supremacy of one group of people, Jews, over another, Palestinians.” (By: Brett Wilkins, Common Dreams) The prominent Israeli human rights organization B’Tselem on Monday defiantly... Read more »
  • Chomsky and Prashad: Three Major Threats to Life on Earth That We Must Address in 2021
    This post is originally published on Citizen Truth by Vijay Prashad and Noam Chomsky Large parts of the world—outside of China and a few other countries—face a runaway virus, which has not been stopped because of criminal incompetence by governments. That these governments in wealthy countries cynically set aside the... Read more »
  • Why Senators Must Reject Avril Haines for Intelligence
    This post is originally published on Citizen Truth by Medea Benjamin and Marcy Winograd Haines is the proverbial wolf in sheep’s clothing. (Editor’s Note: Avril Haines’ Confirmation Hearing is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, January 19) Even before President-Elect Joe Biden sets foot in the White House, the Senate... Read more »
  • Can Progressives Save Biden From Disastrous Economic Policies?
    This post is originally published on Citizen Truth by Richard Wolff Since the 1970s, U.S. real wages have largely stagnated. After a century of real wages rising every decade, that stagnation changed the lives of the U.S. working class in traumatic ways. Likewise, since the 1970s, labor productivity grew steadily,... Read more »
  • A Nation Imploding: Digital Tyranny, Insurrection and Martial Law
    This post is originally published on Citizen Truth by Guest Post “This is what we have been reduced to: A violent mob. A nation on the brink of martial law. A populace under house arrest. A techno-corporate state wielding its power to immobilize huge swaths of the country. And a... Read more »

 


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    Global Research

  • Russia’s Financial Strategy for Africa
    In order to raise its geopolitical influence, Russia has been making efforts identifying mega infrastructure projects such as nuclear power and energy, natural resources exploration and talks consistently about increasing trade with Africa. On the other hand, Russia primarily needs … The post Russia’s Financial Strategy for Africa appeared first... Read more »
  • Why Hardly Anyone Trusts the Virus Experts
    Early in the pandemic, “trust the science!” could actually be used in a debate without attracting derisive laughter. But as the flip-flops, mistakes and, yes, lies have accumulated, a consensus seems to be forming that the health care authorities are … The post Why Hardly Anyone Trusts the Virus Experts... Read more »
  • Fauci Now Says COVID-19 Vaccine May Become Mandatory
    Will the COVID-19 vaccine become mandatory? That’s a question many are asking these days and, by the looks of it, the answer may well be yes — although as I’ll explain later, I suspect the harms of the vaccine will … The post Fauci Now Says COVID-19 Vaccine May Become... Read more »
  • Remembering Cuba’s Commitment to Angola’s Liberation Movement
    Cuban blood left its stamp on the conscience of the world after the Angolan Wars of 1975-1988.  Corporate politicians are united in their desire for us to ignore this reality. Fed up with foreign wars, Portuguese officers overthrew Prime Minister … The post Remembering Cuba’s Commitment to Angola’s Liberation Movement... Read more »
  • Farmers’ Protests Reflect Existential Crisis of Indian Agriculture
    With over 800 million people, rural India is arguably the most interesting and complex place on the planet but is plagued by farmer suicides, child malnourishment, growing unemployment, increased informalisation, indebtedness and an overall collapse of agriculture. Given that India … The post Farmers’ Protests Reflect Existential Crisis of Indian... Read more »
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    Institute for Policy Studies

  • Open Letter to the Biden Administration on the Need for a Pandemic Pivot
    It’s urgent not to return to the previous status quo. It’s time for creative thinking and bold action. The post Open Letter to the Biden Administration on the Need for a Pandemic Pivot appeared first on Institute for Policy Studies.... Read more »
  • How We’re Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Legacy
    King was right: We need a multiracial movement to repair our country's deep divides. Here's where public scholarship plays a role. The post How We’re Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Legacy appeared first on Institute for Policy Studies.... Read more »
  • Trump and His Many Billionaire Enablers
    Trump didn't get here on his own. Many have enabled him, especially the billionaires who funneled money his way and then stood by as he damaged our democracy. The post Trump and His Many Billionaire Enablers appeared first on Institute for Policy Studies.... Read more »
  • Grocery Workers Call on Employers to Put Public Health Above CEO Profits
    Congress let mandatory paid leave requirements expire at the end of 2020, sparking calls for universal leave benefits to protect workers and their customers from the pandemic. The post Grocery Workers Call on Employers to Put Public Health Above CEO Profits appeared first on Institute for Policy Studies.... Read more »
  • Biden Should Build on Bipartisan Support for Hiking the Minimum Wage and Taxing the Rich
    Despite our sharp divisions, a majority of Americans are united behind many policies to combat poverty and reduce inequality. The post Biden Should Build on Bipartisan Support for Hiking the Minimum Wage and Taxing the Rich appeared first on Institute for Policy Studies.... Read more »