“Far from being self-stabilizing, the Earth’s climate system is an ornery beast which overreacts even to small nudges.” Continue reading this...
2 July 2015 — Climate & Capitalism
We all know what Marx said Hegel forgot. We don’t know what Marx would have said about the third time, or the fourth time, or the nth time. And not just about historic personages; but about political parties, social “programs,” about all the pathetic spectacle than makes up “revolutionary democratic socialism,” “radical political economy,” the attempt to put a “human face” on capitalism.
1 July 2015 — 38 Degrees
38 Degrees members are clubbing together for huge newspaper ads shaming George Osborne into ditching the cuts to child tax credits. But we haven’t yet raised enough to get in the papers this Friday. Please click here to chip in £3 now:
30 June 2015 — National Security Archive
Beginning in 1950s, U.S. Sought to Control Uranium Enrichment Technology that Iranians Are Using Today
In 1954, Washington Ruled Against Brazilian Attempt to Purchase West German Centrifuges for Its Nuclear Program as Contrary to U.S. “Interests”
27 June 2015 — Strategic Culture Foundation
27.06.2015 | 00:00 | Boris DOLGOV
The upcoming visit to Russia by the king of Saudi Arabia, Salman bin Abdulaziz, could signify a milestone in the expanding relationship between the two countries. Relations between Russia and Saudi Arabia go back almost 90 years. The Soviet Union was one of the first countries to recognize the independence of the Saudi government and to establish diplomatic relations with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), which was founded in 1926. The first ambassador the Soviet Union sent to Riyadh was Karim Khakimov, a prominent Soviet diplomat, scholar of the Orient, and public political figure… Continue reading this...
24 June 2015 — Black Agenda Report
US law defines a terrorist as someone willing to break the law to change government or corporate policy, like the #BlackLivesMatter protestors, or Chelsea Manning or Martin Luther King. So can we really call Charleston shooter Dylan Roof a terrorist? Killing black people has always been the official policy of governments and corporations.
Accessible also as a pdf file at: http://www.statewatch.org/news/2015/jun/sw-med-crisis-23-jun-15.pdf
Statewatch coverage of the migrant crisis in the Mediterranean
Key Analysis and Documents
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24 June 2015 — 38 Degrees
The government knows their plans to cut child tax credits will push more kids into poverty. So today they’re trying to cover it up – changing the definition of child poverty to hide the effects of their cuts. They’re panicking about official evidence showing that the number of children living in poverty in the UK has risen for the first time in a decade. 
24 June 2015 — Media Lens
George Orwell once wrote:
‘I really don’t know which is more stinking, the Sunday Times or The Observer. I go from one to the other like an invalid turning from side to side in bed and getting no comfort which ever way he turns.’ (George Orwell, quoted, Bernard Crick, George Orwell: A Life, p. 233, Penguin Books, 1992)
The competition remains fierce, but the Sunday Times edged marginally ahead with a recent front-page exclusive that stank to truly celestial heights. As we noted in our previous alert, the Sunday Times dramatically claimed that Russia and China had ‘cracked the top-secret cache of files stolen by the fugitive US whistleblower Edward Snowden’. The ‘exclusive story’ contained precisely no evidence for its anonymous claims, no challenges to the assertions made and no journalistic balance. In a CNN interview the same day, lead reporter Tom Harper trashed his own credibility, and that of his paper, when he blurted:
‘We just publish what we believe to be the position of the British government.’