IRR News (10 – 24 October)

25 October 2018 — Institute of Race Relations

Institute of Race Relations weekly digest – Against Racism, for Social Justice

This week, we learned that the Home Office is facilitating the exploitation of migrants working in the construction of the £2.6bn Beatrice windfarm off the Scottish coast, by granting an immigration waiver to employers bringing in non-EU workers, who in many cases have been paid a fraction of the UK minimum wage. Next weekend, Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 November, the Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal, sitting at Friends House in London, will be putting on trial the government policies which have allowed the exploitation of migrant and refugee people in fields as diverse as agriculture, logistics and care, pushing them into destitution and ill health, and will also hear of migrants’ self-organisation and resistance. The IRR is a co-convenor of the hearing. Register to attend here.

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Black Agenda Report 25 October 2018: Liberals Erase, Ignore Black Political Presence, The Migrant Caravan and US Policy, Rwandan Mercs Cold Ass Mofos

25 October 2018 — Black Agenda Report

The Great Un-Blackening: The Corporate Project to Erase Black People from Politics

– Glen Ford , BAR executive editor
Corporate rule imposes a duopoly system in which one party is overtly white supremacist and the other party refuses to tackle racial oppression – but both pursue austerity and war.
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Khashoggi, Erdogan and the Truth By Craig Murray

25 October 2018 — Craig Murray

The Turkish account of the murder of Khashoggi given by President Erdogan is true, in every detail. Audio and video evidence exists and has been widely shared with world intelligence agencies, including the US, UK, Russia and Germany, and others which have a relationship with Turkey or are seen as influential. That is why, despite their desperate desire to do so, no Western country has been able to maintain support for Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman. I have not seen the video from inside the consulate, but have been shown stills which may be from a video. The most important thing to say is that they are not from a fixed position camera and appear at first sight consistent with the idea they are taken by a device brought in by the victim. I was only shown them briefly. I have not heard the audio recording.

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Who profits from the end of the mid-range nuclear treaty? By Pepe Escobar

24 October 2018 — Asia Times

The US move to shelve the Intermediate-range Nuclear-Forces treaty could accelerate the demise of the whole post-WWII Western alliance, and herald a bad remix of the 1930s

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists has moved its Doomsday Clock to only 2 minutes to midnight. It might be tempting to turn this into a mere squabble about arrows and olives if this wasn’t such a terrifying scenario.

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The White House prepares the return of the Euromissiles By Manlio Dinucci

24 October 2018 — Voltairenet

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The announcement that “Trump breaks the historic nuclear treaty with Moscow” – the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) – was no surprise. Now, however, it is official. To understand the scope of this act, we should review the historical context from which the INF Treaty was born.

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