Housmans Books Newsletter February 2017

31 January 2017 — Housmans

NEWS
1. Supporting Haven Distribution’s Books to Prisoners work

IN-STORE EVENTS

2. ‘Training for Exploitation’, book launch with the Precarious Workers Brigade
3.‘A People’s History of the Russian Revolution’ with Neil Faulkner
4. Locomotrix presents SEESAW with Serena Braida, Livia Franchini, Gloria Sanders, and Vera Chok
5. Capitalism’s Next Crisis? Michael Roberts on ‘Trumponomics’
6. ‘1956: John Saville, E.P. Thompson and The Reasoner’ with Paul Flewers
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Trump: The CIA’s “Deep State”, “War on Terrorism”, Preparations for World War III?: Selcted Articles

30 January 2017 — Global Research

Donald_Trump 2The CIA’s “Deep State”, Donald Trump and His “War on Terrorism”

By Larry Chin, January 30 2017

The CIA is responsible for orchestrating international terrorism and untold atrocities. How does Trump plan on the CIA “ending” Islamic terrorism when it is the institution he “loves and respects” is the institution that foments and continues to spread this “fear and havoc”?

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Trump’s Neo-Fascism will be Built on Neo-Fascism of Obama and Democrat Party By Ajamu Baraka

3 January 2017 — Black Agenda Report

White “radicals” and Black “nationalists” join with corporate Democrats and “latte” liberals” to mouth nonsense about Russians. Clinton Democrats attack Trump from the right — and sweep know-nothings of all stripes along with them. “Collaboration from the left with the new McCarthyism is providing an opening for the isolation and repression of those of us who were going to have to fight no matter who would have been elected.”

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Statewatch News Online, 30 January 2017 (02/17)

30 January 2017 — Statewatch

ANALYSES, BRIEFING & VIEWPOINT:
http://www.statewatch.org/analyses.htm

1. Analysis: EU: Eighth report on relocation and resettlement: Commission welcomes increase in relocations and ignores harmful systematic effects

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

1    USA: Executive Order: Executive Order: Border Security and Immigration Enforcement 
2.   EU: PNR: Belgium, France, Netherlands to introduce rail ID checks
3.   EU: Re-Build Refuge Europe, a new project to counteract the discourses of crisis
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Media Lens: Deranged And Deluded: The Media’s Complicity In The Climate Crisis

30 January 2017 — Media Lens

In an important recent book, the Indian writer Amitav Ghosh refers to the present era of corporate-driven climate crisis as ‘The Great Derangement’. For almost 12,000 years, since the last Ice Age, humanity has lived through a period of relative climate stability known as the Holocene. When Homo sapiens shifted, for the most part, from a nomadic hunter-gatherer existence to an agriculture-based life, towns and cities grew, humans went into space and the global population shot up to over seven billion people.

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The British Government Colludes with Monsanto. Crimes against Humanity and “Ecocide” By Colin Todhunter

27 January 2017 — Global Research

Monsanto Should be Held Accountable in the International Criminal Court

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“The British Government has colluded with Monsanto and should be held accountable in the International Criminal Court in The Hague for crimes against humanity and ecocide.” Dr Rosemary Mason.

The British public and the environment are being poisoned with a deadly cocktail of 320 pesticides. Moreover, Wales has become a storage dump for Monsanto’s most toxic chemicals. These are the messages conveyed by Dr Rosemary Mason in her recent open letter to Councillor Rob Stewart, the leader of Swansea City and County Council.

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Trump Bans Muslims from Entering the United States, Launches “Holy War against Radical Islam” By Prof Michel Chossudovsky

26 January 2017 — Global Research

170120-trump-executive-orders-rhk-2045p_f33eca7913aef085ffb9481827ea97dc.nbcnews-ux-2880-1000Trump’s Executive Order to ban Muslims from entering the US, will have devastating consequences both in the US and internationally.

It also has a bearing on America’s military agenda in Syria, Iraq, Libya, Yemen, Afghanistan and Pakistan.

In his inauguration speech, President Donald Trump called for  the “civilized world” to unite “against radical Islamic terrorism, which we will eradicate completely from the face of the Earth.”

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Black Agenda Report for Jan 25, 2017: Cory Booker Corporate Hooker, Trump to Dump Cop Consent Decrees, Dems Attack Trump From the Right

26 January 2017 — Black Agenda Report

Cory Booker, Corporate Hooker: The Perfect Establishment Opposition to Donald Trump

by BAR managing editor Bruce A. Dixon
After losing the White House to the most unpopular president in history, Democrats have lots to say, but even more to avoid saying, lest they expose themselves as every bit as much corporate tools as their Republican foes. New Jersey Senator Cory Booker is their ideal spokesperson, a cynical, photogenic and utterly dependable corporate whore who can be counted on to keep the anti-Trump rabble safely inside the Democrats’ big stinky tent. Continue reading

US Anti-China Saber Rattling, Syrian Peace Talks Close, U.S. Voters’ Rights Amendment

26 January 2017 — Global Research

USA-ChinaThe Trump Administration’s Disturbing US Anti-China Saber Rattling

By Stephen Lendman, January 25 2017

Saber rattling by Trump administration officials on China give pause for concern, continuing Obama’s hostile approach, risking direct confrontation if not curbed.

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It’s Austerity, Not Globalization, That Pulls European Workers to the Right

23 January 2017 — FAIR

The Washington Post failed to mention that the Socialists’ declining fortunes are the result of anti-worker austerity programs.

Both the Washington Post (1/22/17) and New York Times (1/22/17) had pieces about declining support for the left in France and the rise of a nationalist right in both Italy and France. Both pieces attributed the rise in support for the right to people losing from globalization, implying that this is some impersonal process that is causing these people to be losers.

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The Last Superpower Summits

23 January 2017 — National Security Archive

New book analyzes detailed transcripts of Gorbachev, Reagan and Bush meetings 1985-1991

Key documents show Thatcher’s endorsement of Gorbachev, Bush’s anxiety about Gorbachev’s popularity, and missed opportunities on arms control, regional conflicts, and European integration 

National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Book No. 578

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Washington D.C., January 23, 2017 – The historic summit meetings between Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev and two U.S. presidents, Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, built an intensive learning process on both sides that ended the Cold War, but missed numerous other opportunities to make the world safer, according to the new book, The Last Superpower Summits, featured today in the Washington History Seminar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

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This week the issue is not Trump. It is ourselves By John Pilger

17 January 2017 — John Pilger

On the day President Trump is inaugurated, thousands of writers in the United States will express their indignation. “In order for us to heal and move forward…”, say Writers Resist, “we wish to bypass direct political discourse, in favour of an inspired focus on the future, and how we, as writers, can be a unifying force for the protection of democracy.”

And: “We urge local organizers and speakers to avoid using the names of politicians or adopting ‘anti’ language as the focus for their Writers Resist event. It’s important to ensure that nonprofit organizations, which are prohibited from political campaigning, will feel confident participating in and sponsoring these events.”

Thus, real protest is to be avoided, for it is not tax exempt.

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NYT Ignored Reality at 2001 Bush Inauguration; Now Ignorance Is History

19 January 2017 — FAIR

NBC News coverage of the 2001 inaugurationIt was much harder for TV than for newspapers to downplay the reality that George W. Bush was greeted in 2001 by massive protests.

Discussing the security challenges posed by the inauguration of Donald Trump, the New York Times (1/18/17) reported:

Those numbers are quite likely to be larger than any seen at an inauguration since at least the Vietnam War era. Mr. Bush’s 2001 inauguration attracted modest protest action, the largest in more recent memory, but it was largely disorganized and caused no significant disruptions.

The link in that passage goes back to the Times‘ 2001 coverage of the inauguration—coverage that was critiqued by FAIR at the time under the headline “Ignoring Reality at the Inauguration” (Extra!, 3–4/01):

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