Army plots against British PMs are not new By Jonathan Cook

20 September 2015 — Jonathon Cook

Jeremy Corbyn,Photo by AP Photo

There has been some debate about the significance of a warning issued this weekend through Rupert Murdoch’s Sunday Times by a British general that the army would “mutiny” and use “whatever means possible, fair or foul” should the new Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn ever get near 10 Downing Street.

Here is what the general says:

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Here Comes Johnny Yen Again By S. Artesian

19 September 2015 — The Wolf Report: Nonconfidential Analysis For The Anti-investor

Here Comes Johnny Yen Again

With the liquor and drugs
 …and the Lenin cap. 
Or something like that.
He stands for old Labour against austerity. 
Loves the political flesh machine.
And the Trident submarine.
It’s all the same.
It’s just a game.

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My Dilemma By William Bowles

19 September 2015 —

I ended my last piece with this:

But assuming JC [Jeremy Corbyn] makes all the right calls, could it, a reborn Labour Party lead to a new call for an end to the madness of capitalism and exactly 130 years after Morris made his plea?

Think about it. Transform the Labour Party into a vehicle to promote a new socialist vision? Who is kidding who here?

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New at Strategic Culture Foundation 13-19 September 2015

19 September 2015 — — Strategic Culture Foundation

US Plans to Partition Iraq and Syria into “Pipeline States”

19.09.2015 | 08:00 | Alexei BALIEV

The Middle East is going through radical reshaping as a result of “Arab Spring” followed by the operation against the Islamic State. It would not be an exaggeration to say that its oil and gas reserves greatly influence the unfolding events. Iraq and Syria have a special role to play in this geopolitical game of the West…

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Corbyn’s Dilemma By William Bowles

18 September 2015 —

Corbyn’s Dilemma By William Bowles

‘The road to hell is paved with good intentions’

I’m really torn writing this, for on the one hand, Jeremy Corbyn’s (JC) sudden materialisation in the midst of a rampant, Victorian-style imperialist England, like Doctor Who landing in the Tardis, it’s difficult  not to join in the euphoria currently sweeping through what’s left of the left in England  (the current Media Lens has an excellent description of this) and bow down before JC, an almost Christ-like apparition right in the middle of the gangster capitalists in Armani suits who rule us. 

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17 September 2015 — Pambazuka News


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National Security Archive 16 September 2015: President’s Daily Briefs from Kennedy and Johnson Finally Released

16 September 2015 — National Security Archive

President’s Daily Briefs from Kennedy and Johnson Finally Released (Eight Years After Archive, Professor Larry Berman Lawsuit)

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Nasty party’s racist policies damage the NHS By John Lister

17 September 2015 — OurNHS

Nasty party’s racist policies damage the NHS By John Lister

Nurses forced to leave Britain, new charging systems being set up even for emergency care – Tory policies are damaging the NHS, writes John Lister in an article from the latest Keep Our NHS Public newsletter (download here).

The NHS is already suffering as a result of racist changes to the rules governing non-EU staff, even as desperate NHS bosses scour Africa and Asia in the quest for staff to fill growing numbers of vacancies.

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Corbyn can afford to sidestep the media but not their power By Des Freedman

17 September 2015 — OurKingdom

Corbyn needs a strategy to take on the media.

The attacks on the Corbyn camp from parts of the British establishment have come in thick and fast – entirely as expected, given that his overwhelming success was partly predicated on a desire to challenge establishment rule. His resounding victory on the weekend was greeted by headlines arguing that he was a ‘danger to Britain’ (Daily Express), that his union friends were plotting ‘strike chaos’ (Daily Mail and Telegraph), that he was planning to scrap the army (Sun) and that his victory was responsible for dividing the Labour Party (Times).

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Media Lens: Media Activism In A Time Of Hope – An Appeal For Support

17 September 2015 — Media Lens

Media Activism In A Time Of Hope – An Appeal For Support

It is normally impossible for us to regard the leader of a major British or American political party without cringing at their compromised, corporatised, plastic personalities.

We like the fact that Jeremy Corbyn wears uncool shorts and sandals, that he doesn’t look ‘prime ministerial’ or ‘presidential’. We have always reviled Blair’s self-assured, Clintonian head-waggle; Obama’s all-knowing, fatherly smile. We never understood how anyone could be deceived by Thatcher’s sonorous, strident ‘sincerity’.

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New at Black Agenda Report 17 September 2015: #BlackLivesMatter Activist Anointed “Transformational Leader”, Police Training IS the Problem

17 September 2015 — Black Agenda Report

Yale’s $40K Wet Kiss Anoints #BlackLivesMatter’s Deray McKesson Their Kind of “Transformational” Leader

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

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The NHS stays centre stage as the political ground shakes By Tony O’Sullivan

14 September 2015 — OurNHS

The NHS stays centre stage as the political ground shakes By Tony O’Sullivan

As Labour’s newly elected leader throws down the gauntlet on undoing NHS privatisation, the Tory ideological and financial attacks on our health service are escalating.

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The Trade Union Bill is an attack on the NHS, our services, and all that it means to be British By Caroline Molloy

14 September 2015 — OurNHS

Tonight we see a party leader in hock to a narrow ideological clique and foreign interests, drastically out of touch with majority public opinion. Not Corbyn – Cameron. Will Tory MPs stop him before he does untold damage? 

Tonight, David Cameron attempts to drive through a bill which will make it ‘close to impossible’ for trade unions to take any lawful industrial action.

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New at Strategic Culture Foundation 6-12 September 2015

12 September 2015 — Strategic Culture Foundation

Western-Financed Revolution-GmbH as New Comintern

12.09.2015 | 08:00 | Dmitry BABICH

The annual report by the Czech Republic’s Security Information Service (the BIS), recently posted on its official website, accuses Russia of trying to create an entity in Europe «drawing on the concept of the Comintern», which was an international umbrella organization for the communist parties of various countries from 1919 to 1943…

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