Brexit Britain – Government negotiating ‘Singapore on Thames’ right now

24 January 2019 — True Publica

In the book Brexit – A Corporate Coup D’etat, one chapter is dedicated to the threat of EU regulation, due to be enforced in 2019, which would have all but destroyed Britain’s dominance as a global leader in the tax haven and money laundering business. Over the years, Britain has consistently voted against creating a globally representative inter-governmental body to shape a framework of rules to strengthen international cooperation on tax matters and has successfully resisted international pressure to take effective action against its tax havens in the Channel Islands, the Cayman Islands, the British Virgin Islands, and other British dependencies. In this article, the Tax Justice Network not only confirms this threat but highlights the ongoing efforts the British government are having in the background to create what they themselves are calling the – ‘Singapore-on-Thames’ development strategy. 

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Julian Assange issues “urgent” legal challenge against US extradition plans By Mike Head

24 January 2019 — WSWS

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, whose web site is continuing to expose war crimes, coup plots and mass surveillance by Washington and its allies, has made a new legal bid to block a concerted operation to extradite him to the US, where he could be imprisoned for life, or even sentenced to death.

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Is foreign military intervention in Venezuela imminent? By James Jordan

24 January 2019 — Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal

According to conventional wisdom, there should be no serious talk of foreign military intervention in Venezuela. But these aren’t conventional times. The conventional playbook would adopt a strategy of foreign coordination of the Venezuelan opposition, economic sabotage, infiltration of the military, and manipulation of popular movements against the elected government. All this is being done, but, so far, unsuccessfully. The frustrations of the Bolivarian movement’s enemies are palpable. Does this mean intervention is imminent? And what would such an intervention look like?

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Global Economy on the Brink as Davos Crowd Parties On: Selected Stories

23 January 2019 — Global Research

Global Economy on the Brink as Davos Crowd Parties On

By Dr. Jack Rasmus

On the eve of this year’s World Economic Forum gathering, some of the most powerful, wealthy, and more prescient capitalists have begun to speak out to their capitalist cousins, raising red flags about what they believe is an approaching crisis. Read more…
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Brazil’s Bolsonaro sings a song of human folly at Davos By Pepe Escobar

23 January 2019 — Greanville Post

New president spoke at the WEF this week, to the despair of environmentalists, who say his government poses a serious threat to the ‘Lungs of the world’

Jair Bolsonaro gives a keynote address to the World Economic Forum annual meeting on January 22, 2019 in Davos, Switzerland. “Come to Brazil and enrich yourselves!”

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100 Palestinian prisoners injured in Israeli attacks

22 January 2019 — Electronic Intifada

By Tamara Nassar

Israeli forces injured more than 100 Palestinian prisoners at Israel’s Ofer military prison near the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah in a series of raids since Sunday.

Several Israeli military units raided two other prisons since then, Nafha prison in the Naqab region in southern Israel and Gilboa prison in the north, after allegedly receiving an intelligence tip that members of Islamic Jihad, a Palestinian political and resistance organization, had mobile phones, Israeli daily Haaretz reported.

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‘Strategic Threat’ To Israel – Progressives Lose Fear Of Speaking Out On Palestine By Moon of Alabama

23 January 2019 — Moon of Alabama

Two weeks ago the Zionist lobby targeted civil rights activist Angela Davis for her support of the Boycott-Divestment-Sanctions movement (BDS). Following lobby pressure the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute in Alabama canceled its annual gala at which Davis was to receive a prestigious human rights award. This created a huge backlash. The city council of Birmingham unanimously adopted a resolution “recognizing the life work of Angela Davis”. The Institute’s chair, vice-chair and secretary had to resign from the board.

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The Brexit crisis and the struggle for socialism By Chris Marsden

23 January 2019 — WSWS

Two and a half years after the 2016 referendum vote to leave the European Union (EU), the British capitalist class is mired in crisis.

The dominant pro-Remain faction is desperately manoeuvring to either overturn the result, or at least secure a deal preserving tariff-free access to the Single European Market on which it depends for 40 percent of trade and for London’s role as a centre of financial speculation.

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BREXIT, THE END GAME

23 January 2019 — theplanningmotivedotcom

A HEXit ON THE EUROPEAN WORKING CLASS

One of the strongest arguments used by the hard Brexiteers is that the decision to leave Europe has not collapsed the UK’s economy as many had predicted. The reason why this has not happened is because Big Capital is not convinced Britain will be leaving the EU, which means leaving the customs union and/or the single market. Three months from the supposed exit date the political process of leaving is stalemated. Many “Leavers”now recognise they have been stitched up. Like surgeons facing a pair of mature Siamese twins, the politicians on both sides do not know where to make the first incision or even if the twins will survive the operation because they share so many common organs.

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