The NHS: A Symbol in Peril By Doctormagiot

14 February 2014 — New Left Project

The NHS is now locked into a transformative process since the enactment of Andrew Lansley’s Health and Social Care Bill last year. My friends in the world of public health tell me there is a fair amount of confusion as to what is actually going on, with the dissolution of primary care trusts in favour of clinical commissioning groups. What is for certain is that a period of difficulty during and after a top-down reorganisation was entirely predictable and, moreover, predicted.

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South Africa: “Manifestos and Reality”

14 February 2014

A Presentation to the Cape Town Press Club by NUMSA General Secretary Irvin Jim

I speak to you today with a powerful and united mandate from 341,150 metalworkers. They made their views extremely clear in our workers’ parliament in December last year – the parliament we called the NUMSA Special National Congress. In that parliament there was vigorous debate. Every delegate knew that they would have to account to their constituency. We are justifiably proud of our democratic heritage. We know that what we decide has the backing of our members. We don’t have to change decisions after the Congress has spoken, as some do, even though there are those who would urge us to “come to our senses” and take NUMSA in another direction from the decisions of that Congress.

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Staged Opposition Violence in Venezuela. Towards a “Colored Revolution”? By Tamara Pearson and Ryan Mallett-Outtrim

14 February 2014 — Venezuela Analysis

Opposition Violence, Two Deaths Mark Day of Youth in Venezuela

Violent opposition groups attacked government buildings and civilians, and clashed with police and government supporters following peaceful marches commemorating the Day of Youth.

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Suicides of Bank Executives, Fraud, Financial Manipulation: JPMorgan Chase Advisor Tony Blair is Not Involved By Prof Michel Chossudovsky

14 February 2014 — Global Research

blair_war_lieJPMorgan Chase is the unspoken architect of fraud, corruption, not to mention the establishment of the largest Ponzi scheme in World history. The agenda is to steal and appropriate wealth through market manipulation:

“Just last month, JPMorgan Chase acknowledged that it facilitated the largest Ponzi scheme in history, looking the other way as Bernie Madoff brazenly turned his business bank account at JPMorgan Chase into an unprecedented money laundering operation that would have set off bells, whistles and sirens at any other bank.

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Ariel Sharon, Another War Crime Surfaces: Expulsion and Massacre of the Bedouins By Jonathan Cook

14 February 2014 — Haaretz

Forty-two years late, another Israeli war crime emerges from the shadows. In this case, dozens, and more probably hundreds, of Israeli soldiers kept a decades-long vow of secrecy. One of them is Shlomo Gazit, today a respected (in Israel, at least) academic at Tel Aviv University.

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