A Wall And A Frontier By Andrew Savin

31 January 2019 — Oriental Review

In the article “How Not to Build a ‘Great, Great Wall”, one of the creators of The American Empire Project and a professor of history at New York University, Greg Grandin, gives some rather interesting details about Donald Trump’s proposal that a wall be built on the southern border, a subject that is being widely discussed both in America and in Mexico.

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Organic Bytes 31 January 2019

31 January 2019 — Organic Consumers Association

ESSAY OF THE WEEK

‘Radical Rethink’

woman sitting in a farm crop field with her back to the camera facing the sunriseA new study calling for a “radical rethink” of the relationship between policymakers and corporations reinforces what we’ve been saying for years: Our triple global crises of deteriorating public health, world hunger and global warming share common root causes.

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Venezuela Newslinks 30-31 January 2019

31 January 2019 21:15 — The New Dark Age

Note: There may some duplication with previous posts due to cross-posting of articles.

86% of Venezuelans Oppose Military Intervention, 81% Against US Sanctions, Local Polling Shows
https://www.greanvillepost.com/2019/01/31/86-of-venezuelans-oppose-military-intervention-81-against-us-sanctions-local-polling-shows/

Regime Change In Venezuela: Army Defectors, Russian Mercenaries And Disappearing Gold
http://thesaker.is/regime-change-in-venezuela-army-defectors-russian-mercenaries-and-disappearing-gold/

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A liberal elite still luring us towards the abyss By Jonathan Cook

31 January 2019 — True Publica

A group of 30 respected intellectuals, writers and historians has published a manifesto bewailing the imminent collapse of Europe and its supposed Enlightenment values of liberalism and rationalism. The idea of Europe, they warn, “is falling apart before our eyes”, as Britain prepares for Brexit and “populist and nationalist” parties look poised to make sweeping gains in elections across the continent. Continue reading

UK: Corbyn allows vicious Tory Immigration Bill to pass By Thomas Scripps and Chris Marsden

31 January 2019 — WSWS

Labour’s response to the Conservative government’s post-Brexit immigration legislation was a devastating exposure of all claims that Jeremy Corbyn is leading a “socialist revival” of the party. Corbyn and his allies, such as Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott, are political opportunists, entirely devoid of principle, and purveyors of a variety of left-nationalism that is antithetical to the fundamental interests of the working class.

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New Oil Sanctions on Venezuela: “Would Destroy What’s Left of its Economy”

31 January 2019 — TRNN

National Security Advisor John Bolton announced that the US will freeze Venezuelan assets and block oil payments for Venezuelan oil imports to the US. This would not only be illegal, but would also be yet another crippling blow to the country, says CEPR’s Mark Weisbrot (Inc. transcript)
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The Political Economy of Half-Earth By Troy Vettese

31 January 2019 — Socialist Project – The Bullet

That the “extermination, enslavement, and entombment of the aboriginal population in mines […and] the transformation of Africa into a warren for the commercial hunting of black skin” was essential to capitalism’s emergence has long been recognized. Few, however, realise that capitalism has been changing the climate since its “rosy dawn.”1

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