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  • New York Governor Hochul Proposes Budget Without Significant Reforms for Home Care Workers
    New York Governor Kathy Hochul has announced a FY24 Executive Budget that activists say lowers home-care wages and worsens the state’s home care shortage––which is the worst in the nation.  The post New York Governor Hochul Proposes Budget Without Significant Reforms for Home Care Workers appeared first on accuracy.org.... Read more »
  • Activists Confront DNC about Biden, Manipulation of Primaries
    Democrats in the House and Senate have received thousands of emails from constituents who urged them to “stop muffling genuine concerns and start being honest about the pivotal downsides of a prospective Biden ’24 candidacy,” according to the Don’t Run Joe campaign, which is sponsored by RootsAction.org.  The post Activists Confront DNC... Read more »
  • Pakistan Bombing: An Attack on Elections?
    Al Jazeera reports in "Pakistan mosque bombing survivors traumatised but undeterred" that: "At least 100 people killed and more than 225 wounded in a suicide attack in the northwestern city of Peshawar." The post Pakistan Bombing: An Attack on Elections? appeared first on accuracy.org.... Read more »
  • Community Control Over Police
    February is Black History Month. Many have been startled that Black officers were involved in the killing of Tyre Nichols. But some analysts have been warning that the issue is the structure and nature of police forces, not simply their ethnic composition. The post Community Control Over Police appeared first on accuracy.org.... Read more »
  • Physicians Say “Tripledemic” Should Have Been Declared a Pediatric Emergency
    physicians argue that at the height of the “tripledemic,” the federal government should have exercised its power to declare a national emergency in pediatric health while viral illness spiked in children and pediatric hospital departments were overwhelmed across the country. The declaration allows for emergency funding, regulatory flexibility, and innovation.... Read more »
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  • The Hunger Striker vs. The Dictator
    MANY OF THE tens of thousands of delegates attending the United Nations climate summit in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, go to these gatherings year after year on a kind of autopilot. They update their PowerPoint presentations, pack their organizational banners, and brush up their talking points. Next come the same warnings from the... Read more »
  • From Blah, Blah, Blah to Blood, Blood, Blood
    NO ONE KNOWS what happened to the lost climate letter. All that is known is this: Alaa Abd El Fattah, arguably Egypt’s highest profile political prisoner, wrote it while on a hunger strike in his Cairo prison cell last month. It was, he explained later, “about global warming because of the... Read more »
  • The Supreme Court’s Shock-and-Awe Judicial Coup
    THIS IS IT. The moment for President Joe Biden and Congress to challenge the underlying legitimacy of the U.S. Supreme Court and advance an aggressive climate action agenda. There will be no better moment to take this stand.... Read more »
  • Toxic Nostalgia, From Putin to Trump to the Trucker Convoys
    War is reshaping our world. Will we harness that urgency for climate action or succumb to a final, deadly oil and gas boom?... Read more »
  • Stuck in the Smoke as Billionaires Blast Off
    Climate inaction was never really about denial. Rich countries just thought poorer countries would bear the brunt of the crisis... Read more »
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  • Covid Roulette
    Your next infection could be the one that permanently disables you. By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 26th January 2023 You could see Covid-19 as an empathy test. Who was prepared to suffer disruption and inconvenience for the sake of others, and who was not? The answer was often... Read more »
  • Controlling and Coercive Behaviour
    What does democracy mean, under governments like this? By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 18th January 2023 Don’t let them talk to you about freedom. This government is stripping out fundamental liberties with the speed and determination you would expect in the aftermath of a military coup. Knowing that... Read more »
  • Bleeding Out
    Thanks to systemic and deliberate underfunding, NHS Emergency departments are now a vision of hell. By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 11th January 2023 You have to see it to believe it. A few days after Christmas, I hit my head on a scaffolding bolt. There was lots of... Read more »
  • Burning Shame
    Woodburning stoves are a beguiling but disastrous mistake. By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 27th December 2022 It’s shame that has stopped me writing about it before. The shame of failing to think for myself and see the bigger picture, which is more or less my job description. Instead,... Read more »
  • Protection Racket
    The more destructive the business, the more likely it is to enjoy political protection. By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 30th November 2022 In every conflict over the living world, something is being protected. And most of the time, it’s the wrong thing. The world’s most destructive industries are... Read more »

 

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  • Palestinians Are Not Liars: Confronting the Violence of Media Delegitimization
    On January 19, during one of its raids in the Occupied West Bank, the Israeli military arrested a Palestinian journalist, Abdul Muhsen Shalaldeh, near the town of Al-Khalil (Hebron). This is just the latest of a staggering number of violations against Palestinian journalists, and against freedom of expression. A few... Read more »
  • Fact Checking Zelensky on Non-Alignment
    In his annual message to the parliament of Ukraine at the end of 2022, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said that Ukraine has changed the world by uniting the West and making non-alignment unpalatable. He said that Ukraine has "helped the West find itself again," that it has "united the European... Read more »
  • Iraq Daily Roundup: Three Killed
    Ten people were wounded. The post <I>Iraq Daily Roundup</I>: Three Killed appeared first on Antiwar.com Original.... Read more »
  • The Legacy of George W. Bush and His Torturers
    In the days and months following the attacks of 9/11, the government laid the blame for orchestrating the attacks on Osama bin Ladin. Then, after bin Ladin was murdered in his home in Pakistan in 2011, the government decided that the true mastermind of 9/11 was Khalid Shaikh Mohammed. By... Read more »
  • The US Is Making Billions Being Warlords in Yemen
    One of Biden’s promises during his presidential campaign was to immediately move to end all support for the Saudi-led coalition’s war in Yemen. In February 2021, Biden stood at a podium at the State Department and proclaimed that the war in Yemen must end. Biden underlined the humanitarian crisis as... Read more »

 


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    Norman Finkelstein

  • Lost and Found (February 1, 2023)
    Lost and Found (01 February 2023)   It used to be said that I had a steel trap memory.  But, much to my frustration and grief, it once failed me.  In response to a question after a talk I gave on the Israel-Palestine conflict, I noted that the notion of... Read more »
  • Here’s Why I Am So Proud of Western Civilization
    Full clip of Kim Johnson MP apologising "unreservedly" for her comments at #PMQs describing the Israeli government as "fascist" and calling it an "apartheid state". I understand the apology follows a meeting with the Labour Chief Whip. pic.twitter.com/uSKd9SUrGe — Ben Bloch (@realBenBloch) February 1, 2023... Read more »
  • An Honor Honestly Earned (Hearty Congratulations!)
    Aiman Haddad is a personal friend.  He happens to be one of the decentest persons I’ve ever met.  Brilliant, honest, modest (to a fault). He has also been my Arabic translator.  I was just informed that Aiman has tied for the top honor in the “English to Arabic” category of the prestigious Sheikh... Read more »
  • A Correspondent on Death’s-Head Kvellers
    Hi Norm, You are right in that Anatol Lieven is generally regarded as a serious and knowledgeable and objective journalist. Even Noam Chomsky quotes and cites Lieven. He is interviewed by Doug Henwood. His books are widely cited in specialist courses in university. I read his columns. His book on... Read more »
  • A Comment on the Book by One of Its Young Editors
    I’m grateful and honored to have been a part of this masterpiece! I almost cried reading the positive review by Chris Wright. I hope every publication reviews it, too, and as many people get a chance to read it. My thinking and outlook forever changed after reading the book several times,... Read more »
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    Common Dreams

  • Spread of Bird Flu to Mammals Could Put Humans in Danger, Scientists Warn
    As a deadly strain of avian influenza continues to decimate bird populations around the world and spread among other animals, some scientists are warning that mammal-to-mammal transmission has emerged as a real possibility with potentially catastrophic consequences for humans.Over the past year, officials in the United States, the United Kingdom,... Read more »
  • Markey Demands Answers From AGU About Scientists Punished Over Climate Protest
    U.S. Sen. Ed Markey on Friday joined thousands of scientists from across the globe in demanding that the American Geophysical Union answer for its decision in December to expel two climate researchers from its Fall Meeting after they staged a brief, peaceful protest urging their colleagues to engage in climate... Read more »
  • Deadly Violence Against Protesters Is the New Normal
    On the morning of January 18, agents from nine agencies, including the FBI and its local counterpart, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, descended on a section of Atlanta’s South River Forest occupied by activists. For the past two years, hundreds had lived in the section of the Weelaunee forest, in... Read more »
  • Nearly 1,000 Migrant Children Separated From Families Under Trump Still Not Reunited
    As some families seek restitution for the suffering caused by former President Donald Trump's family separation policy, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on Thursday acknowledged that nearly five years after the policy was first enforced, 998 children have yet to be reunited with their relatives. On the two-year anniversary... Read more »
  • 'It's Just Our Way of Life': Manchin Brushes Off Question About Coal Conflict of Interest
    Sen. Joe Manchin on Thursday responded dismissively to a reporter's question about the glaring conflict of interest posed by his family's ownership of a business that is profiting from coal waste—a toxic energy source that the West Virginia Democrat is actively promoting in the Senate."It's just our way of life,... Read more »
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    Craig Murray

  • Propaganda and Belief
    It is nearly 20 years since I blew the whistle on British Government complicity in torture and the extraordinary rendition programme, under which thousands of people were deliberately tortured as a systematic act of government policy. Many of them were killed. I had, and I leaked, substantial documentary evidence to... Read more »
  • Secret Power
    I spoke at this meeting on Saturday and gave a broader overview than usual of the Assange case and its importance. I think it comes over fairly cogently, even though I was actually feeling pretty dizzy and faint. Jonathan Cook is, as ever, particularly worth listening to closely, and it... Read more »
  • Intolerance
    A No to Nato rally at Conway Hall on 25 February, at which I was due to speak, has been cancelled after the venue received threats and abuse online that made them concerned both for staff safety and for funding. This is just another symptom of the serious threat to... Read more »
  • Ann Gloag and Human Traffic
    Scotland has no shortage of dreadful right wing judges, but as the very epitome of reactionary conservatism, one gobsmacking judgment from Perth Sheriff Michael Fletcher stands out. In a major rowing back of Scotland’s right to roam legislation contained in the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003, Sheriff Fletcher ruled that... Read more »
  • Scottish Independence and Political Logic
    Logic often appears in short supply in politics. This is because great decisions of state are not taken on the merits of the ostensible subject matter, but according to what best advances the career interest of the politicians with the power to decide. Scotland has left the European Union against... Read more »

 


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  • When Britain backed Iran’s dictator
    by Mark Curtis, Declassified UK, 8 November 2022 The UK armed the Shah’s “autocracy” and directly aided his brutal security service in the decades leading up to the 1979 Islamic Revolution, declassified files show. “Iran is an autocracy and all power flows from the Shah”, the British Ministry of Defence... Read more »
  • Britain’s covert war in Yemen
    Mark Curtis, Declassified UK, 5 October 2022 The UK’s current war in Yemen is not the first time Britain has contributed to devastating the country. Sixty years ago, a coup in North Yemen prompted UK officials to begin a secret war that also led to tens of thousands of deaths... Read more »
  • Britain’s proxy war on Russia
    by Mark Curtis, Declassified UK, 27 September 2022 UK participation in the Ukraine conflict is far-reaching, involving military and intelligence support, arms supplies and information warfare. But as Ukraine makes gains on the battlefield, Whitehall sees the war not only as a way to defend Kyiv but to ensure the... Read more »
  • Britain’s forgotten war for rubber
    by Mark Curtis, Declassified UK, 13 September 2022 70 years ago the UK stepped up a brutal colonial intervention in Malaya, presenting it as a war against Chinese communism. British forces herded hundreds of thousands of people into fortified camps, heavily bombed rural areas and resorted to extensive propaganda to... Read more »
  • Nato knew terrorists would gain from toppling Gadaffi
    Phil Miller and Mark Curtis, Declassified UK, 29 June 2022 Exclusive: David Cameron kept bombing Colonel Gaddafi’s forces in Libya after the UK military realised a banned terrorist group stood to gain from regime change. Part 3 of Declassified UK’s investigation into the Manchester bombing Britain’s military knew that fighters from... Read more »
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  • 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 ResearchJocelyn Kiley, Associate Director, Political ResearchBaxter Oliphant, Senior ResearcherGabe Borelli, Research AssociateAndrew Daniller, Research AssociateHannah Hartig, Research AssociateAmina Dunn, Research AnalystTed Van Green, Research AnalystAndy Cerda, Research Assistant... Read more »
  • 2. Economic views remain negative
    Americans continue to express largely negative views of national economic conditions. Today, about two-in-ten (21%) rate the nation’s economy as excellent or good, up modestly from the 17% who said this in October and the 13% who had positive views of the economy in July. Still, positive ratings remain lower... Read more »
  • 1. Views of Biden, Harris, Democratic and Republican leaders
    At about the halfway point in his term, President Joe Biden’s job ratings continue to be more negative than positive. A majority of Americans (60%) disapprove of the way Biden is handling his job as president, including 41% who say they very strongly disapprove. Roughly four-in-ten (38%) say they approve... Read more »
  • Republicans Leery of Compromise With Biden; Majority Want GOP To Focus on Investigations
    While 64% of Republicans say GOP congressional leaders should “stand up” to Biden on matters important to their party’s voters, Democrats are more likely to say they would support efforts by leaders to find common ground. The post Republicans Leery of Compromise With Biden; Majority Want GOP To Focus on... Read more »

 


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    The Progressive — A voice for peace, social justice, and the common good

  • The Select Subcommittee of a Weaponized Jim Jordan
    U.S. Representative Jim Jordan has been unleashed as the chair of the “House Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government.” It really is just a public relations arm of the Republican Party.... Read more »
  • ‘The Coal Is Still in the Ground’: How German Activists Are Resisting a Fossil Fuel Takeover
    The tiny village of Lützerath has been all but evicted—but an encampment of resisters from around the globe remains.... Read more »
  • The Other Americans: Asylum Seekers are Hitting New Walls in Latin America
    Costa Rica is among several countries in the region that have rolled back protections for migrants and asylum seekers as people continue to make their way north in record numbers.... Read more »
  • What Is Fascism?
    A historian parses the origins of an ideology.... Read more »
  • Interview: ‘We Were Having None of It’
    Katie Paris founded Red Wine & Blue in 2019 to help suburban women engage in politics. By the end of the 2020 election, it had grown into ‘a pretty passionate fight against rightwing extremism.’... Read more »
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    Common Dreams

  • Spread of Bird Flu to Mammals Could Put Humans in Danger, Scientists Warn
    As a deadly strain of avian influenza continues to decimate bird populations around the world and spread among other animals, some scientists are warning that mammal-to-mammal transmission has emerged as a real possibility with potentially catastrophic consequences for humans.Over the past year, officials in the United States, the United Kingdom,... Read more »
  • Markey Demands Answers From AGU About Scientists Punished Over Climate Protest
    U.S. Sen. Ed Markey on Friday joined thousands of scientists from across the globe in demanding that the American Geophysical Union answer for its decision in December to expel two climate researchers from its Fall Meeting after they staged a brief, peaceful protest urging their colleagues to engage in climate... Read more »
  • Deadly Violence Against Protesters Is the New Normal
    On the morning of January 18, agents from nine agencies, including the FBI and its local counterpart, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, descended on a section of Atlanta’s South River Forest occupied by activists. For the past two years, hundreds had lived in the section of the Weelaunee forest, in... Read more »
  • Nearly 1,000 Migrant Children Separated From Families Under Trump Still Not Reunited
    As some families seek restitution for the suffering caused by former President Donald Trump's family separation policy, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on Thursday acknowledged that nearly five years after the policy was first enforced, 998 children have yet to be reunited with their relatives. On the two-year anniversary... Read more »
  • 'It's Just Our Way of Life': Manchin Brushes Off Question About Coal Conflict of Interest
    Sen. Joe Manchin on Thursday responded dismissively to a reporter's question about the glaring conflict of interest posed by his family's ownership of a business that is profiting from coal waste—a toxic energy source that the West Virginia Democrat is actively promoting in the Senate."It's just our way of life,... Read more »
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  • mp3Beyond Condemnation
    Throwing away the key is what the criminal punishment system – and, by extension, the U.S. public – does to tens of thousands of people behind bars. Why does the acclaimed public interest lawyer Bryan Stevenson attend to and represent those serving extreme sentences? What does Joseph G. Ramsey mean... Read more »
  • mp3The Environmentalism of the Fossil Fuel Industry
    Fossil fuels lie at the center of contemporary life — powering, despoiling, and altering everything around us. And that includes environmentalism itself, according to anthropologist David Bond. He discusses how concepts like toxic thresholds and environmental impact assessments are an accommodation to the continued existence of the oil and petro-chemical... Read more »
  • mp3Structural & Organizational Violence
    Mass shootings and other forms of person-on-person violence dominate the headlines, but what less visible, and perhaps more insidious, kinds of violence exist? Barbara Chasin identifies and describes two types of violence that affect large numbers of people: organizational violence and structural violence. She also connects the dots between violence... Read more »
  • mp3Israel and the Progressives
    Why do so many people who see themselves as progressive nonetheless support the state of Israel, considered an apartheid state for its treatment of the native Palestinian population? Scholar Saree Makdisi argues that the answer partially lies in the Israeli state’s cultivation of Western liberal support. He discusses campaigns designed... Read more »
  • mp3Inequality’s Impact on Health
    A number of things are bad for your health. Is economic inequality one of them? According to Stephen Bezruchka, U.S. population health lags behind that of dozens of other countries for two main reasons: extreme economic inequality and a lack of government support directed at early life. Stephen Bezruchka, Inequality... Read more »

 


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  • Why Lithium Power Politics Are Playing Out Very Differently in Chile and Bolivia
    This post is originally published on Citizen Truth by Vijay Prashad and Taroa Zuniga Silva Download the Spanish translation Descargar la traducción al español de este artículoDownload the Portuguese translation Baixar a tradução em português deste artigo In late July, a large sinkhole appeared near the town of Tierra Amarilla in Chile’s... Read more »
  • Why Our Electricity Prices Can’t Be Left to Bogus ‘Free Markets’
    This post is originally published on Citizen Truth by Prabir Purkayastha “This steep rise in electricity prices is the other side of the story of the so-called market reforms in the electricity sector that have taken place over the last 30 years.” Download the Spanish translation Descargar la traducción al... Read more »
  • Ecuador’s Neoliberal Government Announces State Emergency to Impose Austerity
    This post is originally published on Citizen Truth by Vijay Prashad and Taroa Zuniga Silva Click here to download the Spanish translation of this article. (Haga clic aquí para descargar la traducción al español de este artículo.) On October 18, 2021, Ecuador’s President Guillermo Lasso declared a state of emergency for 60 days. This declaration... Read more »
  • Despite Cutbacks, ExxonMobil Continues to Fund Climate Science Denial
    This post is originally published on Citizen Truth by Elliott Negin ExxonMobil has spent more than $39 million to manufacture doubt about climate science. In a secret video recording made public in late June, a top ExxonMobil lobbyist—Keith McCoy, who was fired soon afterward—not only conceded that the oil giant’s support for... Read more »
  • Why Julian Assange’s Inhumane Prosecution Imperils Justice for Us All
    This post is originally published on Citizen Truth by John Pilger Click here to download the Spanish translation of this article. (Haga clic aquí para descargar la traducción al español de este artículo.) When I first saw Julian Assange in Belmarsh prison, in 2019, shortly after he had been dragged from his refuge... Read more »

 


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  • Tavistock Et Al, Black Cars, Torn Jeans and LGBTQ: Social Engineering, Mind Manipulation
    All Global Research articles can be read in 51 languages by activating the Translate Website button below the author’s name. To receive Global Research’s Daily Newsletter (selected articles), click here. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter and subscribe to … The post Tavistock Et Al, Black Cars, Torn Jeans and LGBTQ: Social Engineering, Mind Manipulation appeared... Read more »
  • Our Species Is Being Genetically Modified. Are We Witnessing Humanity’s March Toward Extinction? Viruses Are Our Friends, Not Our Foes
    All Global Research articles can be read in 51 languages by activating the “Translate Website” drop down menu on the top banner of our home page (Desktop version). To receive Global Research’s Daily Newsletter (selected articles), click here. Visit … The post Our Species Is Being Genetically Modified. Are We Witnessing Humanity’s March... Read more »
  • Global WAR-NING! Geoengineering Is Wrecking Our Planet and Humanity
    World leaders are meeting in Glasgow at COP-26. All eyes are now on "the imminent dangers of CO2 and greenhouse gas emissions". The “climate emergency” is a timely instrument of propaganda used to distract people from questioning "the real crisis", namely the Covid-19 "plandemic". The post Global WAR-NING! Geoengineering Is... Read more »
  • Davos 2023: Fragmenting the World
    All Global Research articles can be read in 51 languages by activating the Translate Website button below the author’s name. To receive Global Research’s Daily Newsletter (selected articles), click here. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter and subscribe to … The post Davos 2023: Fragmenting the World appeared first on Global Research.... Read more »
  • When Technology Buried Science in a Shallow Grave. “The Fourth Industrial Revolution”
    All Global Research articles can be read in 51 languages by activating the Translate Website button below the author’s name (desktop version) To receive Global Research’s Daily Newsletter (selected articles), click here. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter and … The post When Technology Buried Science in a Shallow Grave. “The Fourth Industrial Revolution” appeared first... Read more »