Ahmad Jamal: ‘Poinciana’

10 June 2014 — Jazz on the Tube

In my top ten list of jazz greats, Ahmad Jamal’s Poinciana was one the first albums I ever bought. Recorded in Marciac, France. Written by Nat Simon in 1936, “Poinciana” has since become a jazz standard. The Cuban folk melody “La canción del árbol”, “The Song of the Tree” – provided the inspiration for Simon’s composition.

Personnel: Ahmad Jamal, piano; James Cammack, bass; Idris Muhammad, drums

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Multi-Megaton Bomb Was Virtually “Armed” When It Crashed to Earth in North Carolina, Sandia Lab Report Concluded

9 June 2014 — National Security Archive

New Details on the 1961 Goldsboro Nuclear Accident

Nuclear Stockpile Safety Review from the Mid-1970s Identified Four Weapons Systems that Needed “Time Urgent” Evaluation Because of “Nuclear Detonation Safety Concerns”
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Statewatch News Online, 10 June 2014: EU: When the state is complicit in hate

10 June 2014 — Statewatch • e-mail: office@statewatch.org

NEWS
http://www.statewatch.org/news/

1.   EU: Council of the European Union: Foreign fighter and returnees from a counter-terrorism perspective
2.   COE: Parliamentary Assembly (PACE): ‘Crucial gaps’ in the legal framework on search and rescue in the Mediterranean 
3.   EU-INTERPOL-WEST AFRICA: Creating the West African Police Information System (WAPIS)
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Voice of Access: The People’s Foundation By Andrew Gavin Marshall

10 June 2014 — Andrew Gavin Marshall

Originally published in: The Spanda Journal, Vol. 5, No. 1, Innovation & Human Development, 2014, pages 69-80

The Voice of Access: The People’s Foundation is a new initiative to establish a counter-hegemonic foundation – built upon an understanding of the hegemonic foundations that have been so pivotal in the construction and maintenance of the present social order – to effectively challenge and help to make obsolete the existing social order. Through the formation of new educational, research and media initiatives and organizations, the construction and dissemination of knowledge, connecting people and ideas from activists, intellectuals and groups around the world, The People’s Foundation hopes to aid in the multi-generational struggle of constructing a new – and fair – world order, to help lay the foundation for a future worth striving towards.

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Book Review: Eleanor Marx – A Life by Ben Gliniecki

10 June 2014 — Marxist Student Federation

Eleanor Marx, daughter of the greatest political scientist in history, faced the formidable task of living up to her family name in the turbulent period during the birth of the organised labour movement in Britain. What she managed to achieve in this period, under the influence of her father’s ideas, makes Rachel Holmes’ new biography Eleanor Marx – A Life, an appropriately impressive project.

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Revolutionary theory and the revolutionary movement

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New research documents heightened social inequality in Britain By Simon Whelan

10 June 2014 — WSWS

According to research conducted for the UK’s Post Office, the richest fifth of British society have a spare £18,680 annually after living costs to place in savings. This is more than many workers and unemployed have to budget for an entire year. Meanwhile, the poorest fifth of society will spend almost £2,000 (£1,910) more than they earn.

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Austerity forces British children into record levels of poverty By Joe Mount

10 June 2014 — WSWS

By 2020, an estimated 5 million children—one-third of all children in Britain—will be “sentenced to a lifetime of poverty,” according to new research from the Save the Children charity. An additional 1.4 million children will be forced into poverty during the next six years, according to the research.

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VTJP Occupied Palestine and Israel: News and Articles 9 June 2014

9 June 2014 — VTJP

News

International Middle East Media Center

Shin Bet to Netanyahu: No Negotiations With Hunger Strikers
IMEMC – Israeli Shin Bet security service is encouraging Prime Minister Netanyahu not to negotiate with hunger-striking Palestinian administrative detainees, according to Israeli media. … 
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