New at Strategic Culture Foundation 27 September -3 October 2015

3 October 2015 — Strategic Culture Foundation

American Revolution: Top-Down Rebellion Against System

03.10.2015 | 00:00 | Dmitry MININ

It might seem unlikely to some, but a real political revolution is underway in the US right under our noses. The deeply underwhelming start to the American presidential campaign has unexpectedly evolved into a significant social phenomenon that could well have far-reaching consequences…

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Miles Davis at Juan-Les-Pins Jazz Festival 1969

2 October 2015 — Jazz on the Tube

July 25th, 1969 at the Juan-les-Pins Jazz Festival, France
Milestones, Footprints, ‘Round Midnight
Miles Davis – trumpet
Wayne Shorter – tenor and soprano saxophones
Chick Corea – electric piano
Dave Holland – bass
Jack DeJohnette – drums

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2 October 2015 —Manifesto Club


Online briefing: Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs) – which give councils powers to ban activities which have a ‘detrimental effect’ on the ‘quality of life’ – are increasingly being used to target youth activities such as skateboarding, swimming, or even just gathering in groups.

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Volkswagen chose profit over the planet By Tyler Zimmer

1 October 2015 — Socialist Worker (U.S.)

Volkswagen chose profit over the planet

VolkswagenThe auto giant only did what the capitalist system demands of every corporation: it put profit first, no matter who got hurt

It’s only been a week, but it’s already being dubbed one of the biggest-ever corporate scandals.

Volkswagen, the world’s largest auto manufacturer, was recently caught rigging millions of its cars to cheat on emissions tests. Software known as “defeat devices” was installed in more than 11 million cars that enabled the vehicles to pass emissions tests they would otherwise have failed. The illicit devices detect when a car is being tested and direct the engine to pump out far less pollutants — 98 percent less — into the air than they ordinarily do when on the road.

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Obama Accuses Russia of Going After America’s “Good Guy Terrorists” By Prof Michel Chossudovsky

1 October 2015 — Global Research

Obama Accuses Russia of Going After America’s “Good Guy Terrorists” By Prof Michel Chossudovsky


Amply documented but rarely mentioned in news reports, the ISIS is a creation of US intelligence, recruited, trained and financed by the US and its allies including Britain, France, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Turkey, Israel and Jordan.  

Until recently, the ISIS was known as Al Qaeda in Iraq (AQI). In 2014, it was renamed the Islamic State (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant).

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New at Black Agenda Report 30 September 2015: Not Getting on the MMM Bus, Venezuelan Leader in Harlem, Putin VS. Obama

30 September 2015 — Black Agenda Report

Why I Ain’t Getting on the Bus for the MMM This Or Any Other Year

by BAR managing editor Bruce A. Dixon

Getting on the bus to DC this October 10? BAR managing editor Bruce Dixon wishes you safe travels, but he ain’t coming. “Justice or Else” is a meaningless slogan, he says, and MMM continues a century old tradition of black leadership dependent on an unprincipled pretense of “black unity” so empowered leaders can speak for us while we serve as their mute (unless commanded otherwisde) backdrop. 

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New Labour Party shadow chancellor seeks to reassure big business at party conference By Chris Marsden

29 September 2015 — WSWS

New Labour Party shadow chancellor seeks to reassure big business at party conference By Chris Marsden 

Newly appointed shadow chancellor John McDonnell outlined his and Jeremy Corbyn’s new economic prescriptions at the Labour Party’s conference yesterday. It was an exercise in appearing as “sensible” and “safe” as possible to Britain’s ruling class, while still making verbal feints towards the anti-austerity sentiment in the working class that catapulted Corbyn to the leadership of the Labour Party.

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Housmans Radical Books October 2015 Newsletter

28 September 2015 — Housmans


1. Housmans Peace Diary
2. Left Book Club


3. ‘Industrial Workers of the World: the union for all workers’
with Dave Pike
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Corbyn’s jobs for the boys By William Bowles

28 September 2015 —

Corbyn’s Jobs for the boys By William Bowles

So socialist Jeremy Corbyn, after pressure from the trade union boys who bankroll him, agreed not to make Trident an issue. After all, making nuclear missiles and the submarines that carry them, are jobs for the boys.

“Earlier Mr McCluskey said [the] Unite [trade union] was sympathetic to the argument that Trident nuclear weapons were expensive but added that not renewing the multi-billion pound system would cost some workers their jobs.

“He told a fringe meeting in Brighton: “We won’t be voting in favour of any anti-Trident resolution.The unions who were opposed to Trident are likely to carry the day and that is the way it is, that is the reality.”” – ‘Jeremy Corbyn loses the battle on Trident after trade unionists side with Labour MPs to block the move‘, the Independent, 27 September 2015

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RISE: Scotland’s Left Alliance By Ken Ferguson

17 September 2015 — MRZine

RISE: Scotland’s Left Alliance By Ken Ferguson

One year on from the historic Scottish independence referendum politics here are utterly changed.

The long dominant Labour Party, which opted to campaign against independence — alongside the Conservatives, loathed by the big majority of Scots voters, and the now virtually demolished Liberal Democrats in the Better Together alliance — reaped the whirlwind at the UK general election in May.

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“The Bride of death?” By William Bowles

13 October 2003 —

Intro, 26 September 2015: I wrote this thirteen years ago and on rereading it now I think it deserves a fresh airing given as how things have just gone downhill since then with the total demonisation of the Muslim/Arab in the so-called civilised world. And, it must be me that’s changed because I’m even more appalled today by the repellent racism of Kevin Toolis’s muck in the Observer than when I first read it all those years ago.

“The Bride of death?” By William Bowles

This is a kind of followup to the piece I wrote the other day “Let the reader be aware” about the way the media repeats lots of small lies to make one Big Lie, predicated on the approach that swallowing a lot of small lies is a lot easier to do than swallowing one Big One.

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New at Strategic Culture Foundation 20-26 September 2015

26 September 2015 — Strategic Culture Foundation

US Upgrades Nuclear Munitions Deployed in Germany

26.09.2015 | 08:00 | Andrei AKULOV

In 1991, U.S. President George H. W. Bush decided to retire almost all the tactical nuclear weapons operated by the US military. He found the short-range weapons militarily useless and burdensome. Twenty-three years have passed since then and here is the news hitting the radar screen – the United States Air Force is going to station 20 new B61-12 nuclear bombs in Germany…

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Reversing The Tide: Cities And Countries Are Rebelling Against Water Privatization, And Winning By Tom Lawson

22 September, 2015 —

Reversing The Tide: Cities And Countries Are Rebelling Against Water Privatization, And Winning By Tom Lawson

Detroit water crisis a prelude t 0

Private companies have been working to make a profit from water since the 1600s, when the first water companies were established in England and Wales. The first wave of water privatization occurred in the 1800s, and by the mid- to late-19th century, privately owned water utilities were common in Europe, the United States and Latin America, and began to appear in Africa and Asia.

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Coldtype October 2015 – is now on line

25 September 2015 — Coldtype

October 2015 – is now on line

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64 PAGES of great writing and photography. 

Emphasis this issue is on Jeremy Corbyn, newly-elected leader of Britain’s Labour Party, who is taking his party back to its left wing roots in face of indignant and hysterical opposition from the country’s major newspapers.

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