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

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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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Media Lens: Obama – The Art Of Ruin

27 January 2016 — Media Lens

Obama – The Art Of Ruin

In a revealing tweet last October, BBC diplomatic correspondent, Bridget Kendall, commented acerbically on a press conference given by Russian president Vladimir Putin:

‘… And he can’t resist bragging about his own experience going up in fighter jet’

We thought aloud on Twitter that we couldn’t recall any BBC journalist accusing Obama of ‘bragging’ about anything.

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Video: The Empire Files: Examining the Syrian War Chessboard

24 January 2016 — The Real News Network

The Empire Files: Examining the Syrian War Chessboard

Having gone far beyond an internal political struggle, the war is marked by a complex array of forces that the U.S. Empire hopes to command. Abby Martin interviews Vijay Prashad, professor of International Studies at Trinity College and author of Arab Spring, Libyan Winter.

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Statewatch: Refugee crisis in the Med and inside the EU: 25 January 2016 (02/16)

25 January 2015 — Statewatch.org/  • e-mail: office@statewatch.org

Statewatch: Refugee crisis in the Med and inside the EU: 25 January 2016 (02/16)

See Contents list below or Access as a pdf file here: http://www.statewatch.org/news/2016/jan/e-mail-refugees-25-1-16.pdf
See: Observatory: EU refugee crisis – a humanitarian emergency
See also regularly updated: European Commission: “State of Play”: Refugee crisis: Statistics: Sept 2015 ongoing

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COLDTYPE Issue 111 25 January 2016 Now Online

25 January 2016 — Coldtype

COLDTYPE Issue 111

February 2016 – Special Issue – is now on line

Download and read it – free of charge at www.coldtype.net

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