4 July 2014 — Our NHS
A Commonwealth Fund survey found the UK health system topped the poll on just about every criteria – so why are the Tories wrecking it?
4 July 2014 — Above Top Secret
Confidential document on Ukraine by the RAND Corporation leaked. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko follows the action plan proposed by RAND analysts.
4 July 2014 18:33:29 — williambowles.info
4 July 2014 — Voltaire Net
His salary will be paid by the United Arab Emirates, not Egypt.
 “Blair embodies corruption and war. He must be sacked”, Seumas Milne, The Guardian, 2 July 2014
2 July 2014 — Infowars
Was there a cover-up surrounding the Pentagon’s direct funding of Facebook’s notorious mass psychological study in order to conceal the fact that the experiment’s true purpose was part of preparations to manipulate public opinion in times of civil unrest?
2 July 2014 — Activist Post
Predictive technology is exploding, in stealth, across the virtual landscape. The arrival of Big Data initiatives by government, as well as a massive industry of data brokers is not only putting privacy at risk, but is offering those with access to the information unprecedented ways to manage the lives of everyday citizens.
4 July 2014 — Analyst Report
Monsanto, the world’s largest genetically modified (GM/GMO) seed producer, has been at the centre of controversy for decades as evidence of the harmful effects on humans of GM foods continues to mount. Joined with the likes of DuPont’s Pioneer Hi-Bred International and Syngenta, Monsanto and partners comprise the corporate nexus of Big-Agri, where the control over our food supply is increasingly transferred into the hands of private trans-national corporations as opposed to local farmers and governments.
4 July 2014 — Voice of Russia
Two Lugansk residents got killed and eight more sustained injuries as several apartment blocks came under fire on Thursday. An oncology center and a school were also damaged in the shelling, following Ukrainian president-elect Poroshenko’s refusal to prolong the 10-day ceasefire that he had announced earlier prior to the EU association agreement signing in Belgium.
3 July 2014 — WashingtonsBlog
Here are photos of residents in southeastern Ukraine and of their homes that we bombed yesterday, and you see the corpses, and the grieving survivors. But Americans call them “terrorists,” even though these people never were that, and even though America is funding the terrorism against all the residents in southeastern Ukraine, to force them to either die or else flee, so that they won’t be able to vote in future Ukrainian elections, and so that the government we installed in a February coup in Kiev will stay installed, even if Ukraine becomes again a democracy. The residents in that region had voted overwhelmingly for the President whom we overthrew on February 22nd.
4 July 2014 — WSWS
An article published on July 3 by German public broadcaster Das Erste reveals that the National Security Agency (NSA) is using its surveillance program XKeyScore to target users of the traffic anonymizing software Tor and the Tails operating system, for deep packet inspection, data retention, and heightened surveillance.
2 July 2014 — rabble.ca
Significant protests against the war being waged in eastern Ukraine by the governing regime in Kyiv are taking place by the conscript soldiers of the Ukraine army and their families, friends and supporters. The protests are entirely unreported in mainstream, western media. They take on a renewed urgency as a result of Kyiv’s July 1 announcement that it is ending a ten day ceasefire and resuming its military assaults against the towns and cities in the east.
The following article is a report on some of theses antiwar protests and on the harsh crackdown on democratic rights that accompanies the NATO-backed war that began in earnest in April.
4 July 2014 — HLLN
This (July 4, 2012) re-post is dedicated to Emmanuel Drèd Wilmè, the most hunted Black man in Haiti stood up against the US occupation behind UN mercenary guns in 2004 for 17-months until he was assassinated by UN multinational guns on July 6, 2005. HLLN honors the life of the Haiti hero for the 21st century, Emmanuel Drèd Wilmè (See info below). HLLN also remembers with honor and maximum respect, Lovinsky Pierre Antoine, Haiti human rights icon, disappeared in UN occupied Haiti, August 12, 2008.
Ayisyen kote nou ye? http://www.ezilidanto.com/zili/2012/07/4100/
3 July 2014 — Information Clearing House
4 July 2014 — rabble.ca
[This is a response By Brad Hornick to Sam Gindin’s Unmaking Global Capitalism. WB]
Sam Gindin’s recent contributions to the The Bullet and Jacobin explore the lost potential of the working class in revolutionary politics. On the economic and ecological fronts, he argues, working-class politics has been incapable of catalyzing widespread and consequential societal mobilization, or becoming vital sites of theoretical and practical struggle.
4 July 2014 — The Jacobin
[Two articles; this, the original essay and a response by By Brad Hornick On the environmental question, Sam Gindin has got it wrong. WB]
When Marx famously declared that while the philosophers have interpreted the world, the point is to change it, he was asserting that it was not enough to dream of another world nor to understand the dynamics of the present. It was critical above all to address the question of agency in carrying out transformative change. For Marx, that agent was the working class. The gap between workers’ needs and their actual lives — between desire and reality — gave workers an interest in radical change, while their place in production gave them the leverage to act.