Fracking F**ked in Lancashire

29 June 2015 — 38 Degrees

MASSIVE news just in – people power has stopped fracking in Lancashire. [1] Local residents, supported by thousands of us from across the UK, persuaded the council to vote down the frackers’ plans.

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Now Playing, Limited Engagement, at the Odeon: Slick Alexis in “Illegal Illegitimate Odious”

27 June 2015 — The Wolf Report: Nonconfidential analysis for the anti-investor

Now Playing, Limited Engagement, at the Odeon: Slick Alexis in “Illegal Illegitimate Odious”

–Hey Yanni, Wanna see me pull a rabbit out of my hat?
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Child Tax Credit

27 June 2015 — 38 Degrees

30,000 of us – and rising – are working together to stop David Cameron taking money away from some of the poorest children in the country. Please will you add your name to the petition against his cuts to child tax credit?

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New at Strategic Culture Foundation 21-27 June 2015

27 June 2015 — Strategic Culture Foundation

Saudi Arabia and Russia: new contacts

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 — Pambazuka News

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New at Black Agenda Report 24 June 2015: Charleston Shooter A Terrorist? US Pushes Russia to War, Obama Ram Through TPP

24 June 2015 — Black Agenda Report

A Black Agenda Radio Commentary by BAR managing editor Bruce A. Dixon

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.

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Statewatch News Online, Med crisis and EU response: 24 June 2015 (15/15)

24 June 2015 — • e-mail:

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Statewatch coverage of the migrant crisis in the Mediterranean

Key Analysis and Documents

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Statewatch News Online, 24 June 2015 (14/15)

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Child Tax Credits: The Cruelest Cut

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. [1]

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Media Lens: ‘Address Your Remarks To Downing Street’ –The Sunday Times Editor Deepens His Snowden Debacle

24 June 2015 — Media Lens

‘Address Your Remarks To Downing Street’ –The Sunday Times Editor Deepens His Snowden Debacle

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.’

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COLDTYPE SPECIAL: Danny Schechter’s Final Book

23 June 2015 — Coldtype

Topic of Cancer: FREE To Our Readers

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When he was diagnosed with cancer late last year, Danny Schechter, the News Dissector, started a diary of his Medical Mystery Tour – telling of his fight against the disease, his treatment and his feelings. This diary, with a moving final chapter by his daughter Sarah Debs Schechter, is now published as a 212-page ebook to commemorate his birthday on June 27, exclusively for readers of  ColdType. Continue reading this...

Housmans Books Newsletter July 2015

23 June 2015 — Housmans



1. Zed Books clearance sale

2. Indie Bookshop Crawl

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US: Fast Track — tomorrow’s vote could be the last

22 June 2015 — Fight for the Future

Tomorrow may be the Senate’s final vote on Fast Track, and there are just 8 swing senators who will determine whether or not it passes. This process has dragged on for too long already — take action now and help us put down Fast Track for good. 

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Groove Workshop – Bernard (Pretty) Purdie

22 June 2015 — Jazz on the Tube

Check out this five and half minute master class by drummer Bernard Purdie, the groove behind so many artists as well as being Aretha Franklin’s musical director and a leader in his own right. Shot in Japan before a small, rapt audience, Purdie just grooves… Continue reading this...