UK: Tories seek to defuse anger over Grenfell fire ahead of official public inquiry By Robert Stevens

18 May 2018 — WSWS

Dame Judith Hackitt’s Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety has evoked widespread outrage for failing to recommend that the type of highly flammable cladding installed on Grenfell Tower—and many other public and private buildings around the UK—should be banned.

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Venezuela News Links 21 May 2018

21 May 2018 —

Venezuela’s Maduro wins presidential vote boycotted by opposition

Venezuela election result: Socialist leader Nicolas Maduro wins by landslide in vote criticised as illegitimate

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The Rich Have an Escape Plan – RAI with Rana Foroohar (5/6)

9 May 2018 — TRNN

On Reality Asserts Itself, Ms. Foroohar says many wealthy people understand that the climate crisis, deep recession and war are real threats, but they believe “apres moi le deluge [after me comes the floods];” the Financial Times columnist and author of “Makers and Takers” says many of the rich have escape plans thinking “they can avoid the apocalypse” – with host Paul Jay Continue reading

Iran News Links 20-21 May 2018

21 May 2018 —

Europe Has the Potential to Preserve the JCPOA, But Does It Have the Political Will as Well?

Europe’s Efforts to Preserve the JCPOA and Political Identity
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