Israelis have made their verdict clear: Benjamin Netanyahu’s time is up

18 September 2019 — Jonathan Cook

There looms the possibility of weeks of horse-trading and the Joint List of Arab legislators becoming the official opposition

The National – 18 September 2019

For most Israelis, the general election on Tuesday was about one thing and one thing only. Not the economy, nor the occupation, nor even corruption scandals. It was about Benjamin Netanyahu. Should he head yet another far-right government, or should his 10-year divisive rule come to an end?

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Surveillance State: All school children now targeted by the state

18 September 2019 — True Publica

This article is part of a series dedicated to a significant and wide-reaching BigBrotherWatch publication focusing on state surveillance that has been largely ignored by the mainstream media. Today, it is a very serious worry that our entire mechanism of democracy is being undermined by excessive and uncontrolled state surveillance. This disproportionate obsession by the government inhibits the fundamental ability of campaigners such as human rights activists, civil liberty experts and even local non-violent protestors to exercise their rights and has the potential to stall social change.

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China and the Prospects for a Global Ecological Civilization

17 September 2019 — Climate & Capitalism

Is transition possible?

As the world leader in renewable energy capacity and production, China has the potential to open up a path for global ecosocialist transition, if …

David Schwartzman is Professor Emeritus of Biology, Howard University, Washington DC. This is a revised version of a paper he gave at the 2nd World Congress on Marxism, Peking University, May 5-6, 2018.

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The Trump Administration Is Losing The Narrative Battle Over Iran by Caitlin Johnstone

17 September 2019 — Caitlin Johnson

I’m expected to write something about the Trump administration’s warmongering against Iran over an attack on a Saudi oil refinery, because that’s typically what I do in this ongoing improvisational exercise of mine: I write about the behavior of the US war machine and the propaganda that is used to bolster it. It’s what my readers have come to expect. But honestly I find the whole thing extremely tedious and I’ve been putting off writing about it for two days.

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You can take a horse to water but…. by michael roberts

17 September 2019 — Michael Roberts Blog

Last Thursday, Mario Draghi, the current head of the European Central bank, soon to be replaced by Christine Lagarde from the IMF, announced a parting gift to banks and financial markets.  The ECB decided to reintroduce its bond purchasing programme in order to inject yet more billions into Europe’s banks in order to persuade them to lend onto industry and boost lagging growth.

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Saudi Arabia/Iran News Links 17 September 2019

17 September 2019 — The New Dark Age

There may be some duplication due to cross-posting and may be updated throughout the day, so check back

Saudi oil attacks: Drones and missiles were launched from Iran – US officials

Trump is in no rush to jump into Saudi defence

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