Kiev’s Kerch Strait Gambit Shows Telltale Signs of Western-Backed Provocation to Force Russia’s Hand By Robert Bridge

30 November 2018 — Strategic Culture Foundation

Ever since Ukraine’s 2014 Maidan revolution, which resulted in a usurpation of power micromanaged directly from Washington, nothing happens in Kiev without the Western powers knowing about it. And that would certainly include playing a reckless game of chicken with Moscow.

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Assange Never Met Manafort. Luke Harding and the Guardian Publish Still More Blatant MI6 Lies By Craig Murray

30 November 2018 — Craig Murray

The right wing Ecuadorean government of President Moreno continues to churn out its production line of fake documents regarding Julian Assange, and channel them straight to MI6 mouthpiece Luke Harding of the Guardian.

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Revolutionaries in the Gorbals – one hundred years on from Red Clydeside By Henry Bell

30 November 2018 — Open Democracy

As the First World War drew to a close, John Maclean – the ‘accuser of capitalism’ – was seen as the most dangerous man in the country – but he was released from jail to a hero’s welcome.

Image: John Maclean, from the cover of Pluto Press’s book “John Maclean, Hero of Red Clydeside”

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NATO’s Largesse: “Nuclear Sharing” By Ann Garrison

30 November 2018 — Global Research

On November 10, a 5,290-ton Norwegian warship sank into one of the country’s inner fiords after colliding with a 62,557-ton tanker carrying almost 100 million liters of oil. CNN reported, “Now all that remains above the waterline is the frigate’s top, antennas and radar, leading local media to speculate how a ship designed for war failed to avoid a slow-moving, 62,557-ton tanker.”

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British Government ‘Pledges’ Cheaper, Unlabelled, Gene-edited Food. “An Agricultural Revolution” Predicated on Genetic Engineering!

30 November 2018 — Global Research – Political Concern

At a time when apprehensions about low-quality food entering the country post Brexit are rising, the Times reports that Michael Gove, the environment secretary has announced that “Britain will lead an agricultural revolution with the use of gene editing”.

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This Guardian Fake News Story Proves That The Media Can’t Be Trusted

30 November 2018 — Moon of Alabama

In 2015 the British Guardian appointed Katherine Viner as editor in chief. Under her lead the paper took a new direction. While it earlier made attempts to balance its shoddier side with some interesting reporting, it is now solidly main stream in the worst sense. It promotes neo-liberalism and a delves into cranky identity grievances stories. It also became an main outlet for manipulative propaganda peddled by the British secret services.

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Why Is The West Keeping Silent About The Chemical Attack In Syria?

30 November 2018 — Oriental Review

Once again, prohibited chemical weapons have been used in Syria, specifically – shells filled with chlorine gas. Despite the significant number of casualties, however, the attack was not met with the usual outcry. World leaders remained tight-lighted with only Macron deciding to break the silence. This is easily explained since the West has good reason to keep schtum.

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Brexit or no Brexit, life-changing medicines already aren’t getting through By Heidi Chow

30 November 2018 — OurNHS

Big Pharma is hurting the NHS at its core – here’s what we need to do, if we’re bold enough.

Warnings of price hikes, supply problems and stockpiling under a no-deal Brexit has pushed medicines into the media spotlight of late – and no wonder. Yet the problems of accessing essential medicines go beyond whether or not a Brexit deal is reached. Many vital medicines are already not getting through.

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Media Lens: Follow Your Bliss – A Follow-Up

30 November 2018 — Media Lens

‘Advice I Wish I’d Had’

Last February, I responded on Twitter to a tweet from The Times urging young journalists to apply for the Anthony Howard Award. Lucky winners could spend a year writing about politics for The Times and Observer newspapers, and also for New Statesman magazine. My comment:

‘Forget it. Don’t write for the “mainstream”. Don’t write for money. Don’t write for prestige. Just “follow your bliss” by writing what you absolutely love to write to inspire and enlighten other people. Write what seems interesting, important and true, and give it away for free.’

These few words generated an imperfect storm of anger and abuse, mostly from corporate journalists and other media workers. In a piece titled, ‘Write for love not money? Journalists appalled,’ former Guardian journalist Jonathan Cook commented: ‘the outpouring of indignation from these journalists at a little bit of advice from Media Lens must be unprecedented’.

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UK Intelligence and Security Committee admits Manchester bomb attack should have been prevented By Thomas Scripps

30 November 2018 — WSWS

Parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC) has stated that the MI5 intelligence agency made a series of mistakes in its handling of the case of Salman Abedi, failing to prevent him from carrying out a horrific terrorist attack.

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Black Agenda Report 29 November 2018: Paper Ballots Adopted in PA, Bernie Sanders Plan May Split Democrats, Democrats Win Black People Lose

29 November 2018 — Black Agenda Report

Jill Stein Lawsuit Forces Adoption of Paper Ballots and Election Audits in Pennsylvania

– Bruce A. Dixon , BAR managing editor
Faith based electronic voting is an elegant and simple way to steal elections. Thanks to a lawsuit by 2016 Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein, it may be on the way out…
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