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‘A new report by one of Israel’s leading human rights groups argues in favor of the analogy to segregated South Africa.’
It will be interesting to see how this continues.
This (taken from the Defend Assange Campaign) lists the main points and the judge’s response to them. Clear and to the point.
Craig Murray, the only person allowed in the public gallery yesterday wrote the following short piece and will be posting again very soon:
Alan: ‘She isn’t an unbiased neutral observer’ –
Are the BBC, the Guardian, etc etc, neutral and unbiased? I prefer to relate to trusted/honest sources.
Very interesting read, cover-ups, denials, links – – – by Vanessa Beeley.
Direct from India countercurrents.org cover this topic (and more) daily.December 1, 2020 at 12:13 pm in reply to: Capitalism- Oh isn’t it the best thing since sliced bread! #210281
I never did like sliced bread either!November 30, 2020 at 6:28 am in reply to: Independent journalist (J Cook) on the War Machine and capitalism #210220
Yes Alan – I read this one yesterday and it covers a wider area. There’s no way a single article can cover every aspect, but on the whole I find Cook’s views, which are always based on real evidence, very apt. The final sentence hits the nail on the head – about what is so often ignored –‘ the war economy is as unsustainable as everything else our societies are currently founded on. Sooner or later the war machine is going to run out of fuel.’ In my words, we’re heading nowhere very fast.
President-elect Joe Biden has already tapped Michael McCabe, a former consultant to chemical giant DuPont, to join his Environmental Protection Agency transition board, drawing broad outrage, including from Erin Brockovich. (final para of article with link below)
(some history of links between EPA personnel and Monsanto)
“Glyphosate use is so widespread that even the EPA’s notoriously industry-friendly pesticide office had to conclude that there are hardly any endangered species that can manage to evade its toxic impacts.”
Interesting article on this so-far 35 year project to create/achieve the fusion process.
Whether there is enough time available is a moot point but it should appeal to a broad swathe of people as it is a ‘clean’ process compared with current uranium nuclear power and also ultimately more powerful.
Yes, thanks for the extra context ALB. Unfortunately too many people expect too much from those they see as at a ‘higher level’ in some area or another – because they are an ‘expert’ at something, whatever it is, they are expected to say the right thing about whatever they are writing or discussing, forgetting that they are also just people with their own – maybe skewed – ideas and opinions.
Here’s the answer to one of my questions:
I’d been thinking about the huge numbers of people who had joined the Labour party on the strength that Corbyn stood for the principles that they agreed with. Have there been any reports of them resigning in large numbers or are they more likely to just not renew membership? And – what difference would that make anyway?
“Starmer received £50,000 in personal donations from lobbyist Sir Trevor Chinn to fund his leadership bid.
It is perfectly plain that Starmer’s aim in suspending Corbyn is to drive the mass membership that Corbyn attracted out of the Labour Party, and make it a reliable arm of the right wing security state. He wants the Labour Party to be financially dependent not on its members, who have annoying principles, but on donors like Chinn.”
Both brilliant – thanks!
I think we’re on the wrong thread? – but hey ho here we go – another independent journalist here , Jonathan Cook, on Monbiot’s attitude to the Assange case: