In this abridged article published by the London Daily Mirror and based on his 1975 film, ‘Smashing Kids’, John Pilger describes how class remains the most virulent disease in Britain, resulting in record levels of child poverty.BRITAIN’S CLASS WAR ON CHILDREN — JohnPilger.com – the films and journalism of John Pilger
The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership is being called a new model of trade agreements. Such paeans appear to be premature, and we might better hold off on uncorking the champagne. It is best to remember that so-called “free trade” agreements are products of neoliberal assaults on any and all efforts to protect people and the […]Far from a change, RCEP agreement is more capitalism as usual — Systemic Disorder
The UK has no sovereignty! The UK must resist!
These were the words shouted by Wikileaks’ Julian Assange while being dragged out of the Ecuadorian embassy by British police on Thursday. The cowardly Ecuadorian government invited the cops in to arrest him and take him away, betraying seven years of refuge they had provided him.
Assange’s fear that the British would extradite him to the US (directly or via Sweden) were he to set foot out of the embassy has been vindicated. A UN body classed him as a political refugee and he has received the support of millions around the world for his courageous exposure of Western imperialist machinations and atrocities.
Whatever Assange’s faults, the moral contrast between himself and his persecutors could not be more stark at this point. All those involved in his arrest and extradition to the US are debased cowards who unconscionably prostitute…
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It is more nuanced as the country faces challenges both known and unknown.
By Tom Clifford
Global Research, November 18, 2020
Who lost China? The question, first asked when Mao’s dictum about power coming from the barrel of a gun proved pertinent and Truman was in the White House, is being asked again with renewed vigor. Some in the West believed that greater engagement with China would inevitably lead to the country opening up and forging closer ties to the Unites States and Europe. China always viewed things differently. It is often overlooked, though not in China, that it has engaged with the West before, not to its advantage. And then there was 1999. Chinese-people are convinced they were deliberately attacked by America. The US bombing of the Chinese Embassy in Belgrade in 1999 was no accident, most people in China believe. US PresidentBill Clintonapologizing for the bombing, stating it…
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“One of the most extraordinary stories of bravery and integrity in the annals of military history”. Barack Obama on America’s genocide in Vietnam
By Fazal Rahman, Ph.D. November 19, 2020 Note by Fazal Rahman The following article partially describes the extreme cowardly and sinister savagery and brutality of Australian Special Forces against the defenseless and unarmed Afghan prisoners, farmers, and other civilians in Afghanistan. It only came to light because a former military lawyer, David McBride, provided the […]Atrocities of Australian Special Forces in Afghanistan — imperialismandthethirdworld
By Chloe Rafferty Global Research, November 18, 2020Red Flag Australia 10 November 2020 The US military establishment will breathe a sigh of relief at Joe Biden’s victory in the presidential election. Nearly 800 former high-ranking military and security officials penned an open letter in support of the Democratic candidate during the campaign. A who’s who of former generals, ambassadors, admirals and […]Why the Military Establishment Backed Biden — Counter Information
The Roman poet Horace famously declared: ‘Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori.’ It is sweet and fitting to die for one’s country. Wilfred Owen, the great English poet of the First World War, described this phrase as ‘the old Lie’ in his famous war poem, ‘Dulce et decorum est’. Patriotism so often means ‘honouring’…The Dead And Those About To Die – Climate Protests And The Corporate Media — Media Lens
“…Starvation is the characteristic of some people not having enough food to eat. It is not the characteristic of there not being enough food to eat…”The Political Economy of Hunger — Mr. Rows Namoura Coffee
Geoffrey Cobb (Reading time: 8 mins.) If people know anything about the Lakota nation, known to Americans as the Sioux, then it is the 1876 Battle of the Little Bighorn, in which the Lakota dealt the United States Army a humiliating defeat, completely destroying the Seventh Cavalry of General George Custer. This battle, however, was […]The Defiant Sprit of the Lakota Nation — rebelbreeze