Book Review: Middle Class Workers? By Gabriel Kuhn

10 July 2014 — PM Press

A review of The Worker Elite: Notes on the “Labor Aristocracy  by bromma, (Montreal: Kersplebedeb, 2014). Originally published by Alpine Anarchist Productions.

There is something admirable about small radical publishing houses unabashedly releasing material that seems out of sync with a new generation of activists trained in postmodern thought and language, politicizing Miley Cyrus and the Simpsons, and discussing elusive multitudes of oppression and resistance. Who cares about the “labor aristocracy”, or similarly outdated Leninist concepts?

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Israeli Offensive on Gaza Continues: 69 Palestinians Killed, of Whom 60 Are Civilians, Including 22 Children and 13 Women, and 469 Others Wounded, Mostly Civilians, Including 166 Children and 85 Women

10 July 2014 — Palestinian Centre for Human Rights 

Ref: 78/2014
Date: 10 July 2014
Time 11:00 GMT

Driver of Press Vehicle Killed; 70 Houses Destroyed

In the past 24 hours, Israeli forces have escalated their offensive on the Gaza Strip.  Israeli warplanes have increasingly targeted houses, civilian-populated areas and civilian facilities.  The Israeli tanks have fired dozens of shells at Palestinian communities located near the border between the Gaza Strip and Israel, and Israeli gunboats have fired dozens of shells along the Gaza Strip coast.  As a form of collective punishment, in violation of the international humanitarian law, dozens of Palestinian civilians have received phone calls from the Israeli military ordering them to leave their areas and head to the centers of towns, which may lead to more suffering of Palestinian civilians.  In a very serious development, last night, Israeli warplanes targeted and destroyed a number of houses while their residents were inside, without any prior warnings, which increased casualties among Palestinian civilians. 

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Information Clearing House 9 July 2014

9 July 2014 — Information Clearing House

Troublemaking Washington
Pushing Ukraine to the Brink

By Mike Whitney

There should be a concerted effort to abandon the dollar, ditch US Treasuries, jettison the petrodollar system, and force the US to become a responsible citizen that complies with International law.

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Fascism…are we there yet? Wall Street is making it happen By Margarida Fragoso

10 July 2014 — The Greanville Post

Want to hear the worst idea in the history of horrible ideas? How about we take the industry responsible for destroying the U.S. economy and wrecking the lives of tens of millions of people, and then allow it to create a “government-industry cyber war council.”It appears that trillions in taxpayer bailouts simply wasn’t enough for Wall Street.

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Global protest calls for canning SOPA-by-stealth treaty’s IP bits By Simon Sharwood

10 July 2014 — The Register

Trans-Pacific Partnership lashed by Wikimedia Foundation and Internet Archive, among others

Fears about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) have surfaced again, with a pair of open letters calling on negotiators to remove provisions applying to intellectual property.

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The National Security State: UK gov rushes through emergency law on data retention By Kelly Fiveash

10 July 2014 — The Register

Cameron: ‘The consequences of not acting are grave’               

Emergency law is expected within days to be pushed through Parliament that will force ISPs to retain customer data to allow spooks to continue to spy on Brits’ internet and telephone activity, after existing powers were recently ruled invalid by the European Union’s highest court.

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