Sanders a Bourgeois Deviationist, Washington Post Declares By Jim Naureckas

11 February 2016 — FAIR

Sanders a Bourgeois Deviationist, Washington Post Declares

Bernie Sanders in Reuters video accompanying Dana Milbank's columnComrades! Commissar Milbank has exposed Bernie Sanders as a false revolutionary! (image: Reuters video accompanying Dana Milbank’s column)

The day before the New Hampshire primary, the Washington Post (2/8/16) ran a column headlined:

Bernie Sanders Is No Revolutionary

—written by Dana Milbank, that noted expert on revolutionary movements.

“For a guy running against the establishment, Bernie Sanders sure seems to crave its approval,” wrote Milbank. “Sanders portrays himself as an iconoclast, an anti-politician. But he behaves in many ways like a conventional pol.”

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Statewatch: Looking for a new home: 7,000 JHA documents (04/16)

8 February 2016 — Statewatch

Statewatch monitoring the state and civil liberties: 8 February 2016 (04/16) Statewatch EU Justice and Home Affairs Archive 1976-2000
Paper document collection available free to a good home

Our archive of 7,000+ paper documents on EU justice and home affairs policy needs a new home.

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Media Lens: Rebranding The Conquistadors As Social Justice Warriors – The Guardian, Corporate Sponsorship And ‘Branded Content’

7 February 2016 — Media Lens

Rebranding The Conquistadors As Social Justice Warriors – The Guardian, Corporate Sponsorship And ‘Branded Content’

Even a progressive journalist like Glenn Greenwald can’t shake off a rose-tinted view of the paper he once wrote for:

‘Like everything, it’s very imperfect, but survival of the @Guardian as a large, vibrant media outlet is important’

But in what sense is the Guardian’s survival actually ‘important?’ Our response:

‘Important for the hawking of Perpetual War as “humanitarian intervention” and corporate tyranny as “democracy”.’

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The Anti-Empire Report #143 By William Blum: Is Bernie Sanders a socialist?

5 February 2016 — The Anti-Empire Report

“Self-described socialist” … How many times have we all read that term in regard to Vermont senator Bernie Sanders? But is he really a socialist? Or is he a “social democrat”, which is what he’d be called in Europe? Or is he a “democratic socialist”, which is the American party he has been a member of (DSA – Democratic Socialists of America)? And does it really matter which one he is? They’re all socialists, are they not?

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Video: UK Rejects UN Ruling that Assange Detention Is Illegal

5 February 2016 — The Real News Network

UK Rejects UN Ruling that Assange Detention Is Illegal

After the UN finds Assange to be arbitrarily detained, Assange attorney Carey Shenkman explains how the UK is undermining the authority of the UN while simultaneously relying on it to release detained UK citizens Continue reading this...

Pambazuka News 760 4 February 2016: Brutal invasions: War, trade and Orwellian terror (Pambazuka Editor)

4 February 2016 — Pambazuka News

Pambazuka News 760: Brutal invasions: War, trade and Orwellian terror (Pambazuka Editor)

AFRICAN UNION REFUSES TO INVADE BURUNDI *Ann Garrison*

<http://www.pambazuka.net/en/category.php/features/96536/> How serious is the political crisis in Burundi to warrant international armed intervention? Despite pressure from the West, the African Union last week decided not to send troops to the central African nation. But what the AU and everybody else won’t discuss – at least openly – is the fact the crisis is the handiwork of external forces pushing for regime change in Bujumbura.

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Fracked Up! Unless we stop them

3 February 2016 — 38 Degrees

The government’s plans on fracking have been exposed. It’s been leaked that they’re trying to change the law so dirty energy companies can drill for gas in our countryside – regardless of what local communities want. [1]

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Meet the “Emerging Market” Superstars of Global Economic Governance, Part II By Andrew Gavin Marshall

2 February 2016 — Andrew Gavin Marshall

Meet the “Emerging Market” Superstars of Global Economic Governance, Part II By: Andrew Gavin Marshall

This is the second of a two-part article that was co-produced and co-published with the Transnational Institute, timed to coincide with the World Economic Forum starting this week in Davos, Switzerland. The first installment of the article appeared on 18 January.

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Short Course on Overproduction, Lektion Acht

31 January 2016 — The Wolf Report: Nonconfidential analysis for the anti-investor

Short Course on Overproduction, Lektion Acht

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HOUSMANS RADICAL BOOKS NEWSLETTER FEBRUARY 2016

1 February 2016 — Housmans

NEWS

1. Ongoing Sale!

IN-STORE EVENTS

2. Anarchist Federation present: ‘Revolutionary Women’ with Nick Heath
3. ‘The Hammer Blow – how 10 women disarmed a warplane’ with Andrea Needham
4. ‘The Influencing Machine’ with Mike Jay
5. KEY CONCEPTS SERIES: ‘Postanarchism’ with Saul Newman
6. LGBT HISTORY MONTH BOOK LAUNCHES 
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Mosquito Blowback? GM mosquito source of Zika Virus?

31 January 2016

Here are eight stories on the Zika virus now ravaging Brazil. Four investigate a possible link between the outbreak and the introduction of genetically modified mosquitos to Brazil, and four, all from the mainstream/corporate press, take the complete opposite position, claiming that the introduction of yet more genetically modified mozzies can save the situation!

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Statewatch News Online, 1 February 2016 (03/16): Refugees: EU plans to criminalise volunteers – in Greece NGOs and volunteers have to “register” with the police

1 February 2016 — Statewatch

Statewatch News Online, 1 February 2016 (03/16)

Web link to this story: http://www.statewatch.org/news/2016/jan/eu-med-crisis-criminalising-civil-society.htm
Refugee crisis: Council proposals on migrant smuggling would criminalise humanitarian assistance by civil society, local people and volunteers and in Greece: NGOs and volunteers have to “register” with the police and be vetted

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A quick note…

29 January 2016 — williambowles.info

I know I haven’t been too productive here for some time, aside that is, from being temporally aroused from my slumbers by l’affaire Corbyn awhile back. Not that I haven’t been productive elsewhere in the meantime.

My New/Old Site

I’ve long had a site on WordPress.com itself but until recently, aside from finally getting the tribute site to my dear friend and comrade, Patricia Murphy-Robinson going, also on WordPress.com, until now, I’ve not done much with it. But all that’s changed. I’ve embarked on the gargantuan project of consolidating all, or most of my writing in one location: HERE

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Lesson 7: Écoute et répète By S. Artesian

28 January 2016 — The Wolf Report: Nonconfidential analysis for the anti-investor

Lesson 7: Écoute et répète

Not so long ago many were marveling at the “economic miracle” that was China.

Many noted China’s immense accumulation of foreign currency reserves, most of which were in dollars.

Many asserted that China’s outsize holdings of US Treasury debt instruments, and holdings of US government sponsored agencies debt, made China the banker for a declining, decaying, US capitalism that was parasitic not just upon the labor of workers inside and outside its borders but parasitic on the “emerging market” capitalisms– the BRICS– with China the biggest brick in the bloc.

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