SYRIA: 70 Civilians Killed and Injured in Latest Coalition Massacre Near Deir Ezzor

12 February 2019 — 21st Century Wire

Despite repeated announcements by Donald Trump that the US would be withdrawing its military assets from their illegal occupation in northeastern Syria, the civilian death toll at the hands of US-led Coalition continues to mount.  This week, it has been revealed that a further 70 civilians, many of them women and children, have been killed and injured by another Coalition bombing raid.

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Britain: cancer and Capita – NHS outsourcing disaster deepens

12 February 2019 — In Defence of Marxism

By Dan Langley, Royal College of Nursing (personal capacity)

Image: Socialist Appeal

On 14 November 2018, the British Medical Association (BMA) uncovered a system error by Capita, an outsourcing company responsible for ‘business processes’. Capita’s negligence led to 48,000 women not receiving their letters for cervical cancer screening and follow up, potentially putting many lives at risk.

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Imperialist Intervention in Venezuela: UPDATE 7

12 February 2019 —  

  • Story of a bridge that MSM don’t tell
  • Guaido’s money from foreign sources
  • Guaido’s great knowledge
  • Bolivia calls for global support of peace talks
  • UN Secretary General meets Venezuelan Foreign Minister
  • Venezuela seeks to double oil exports to India
  • Venezuela hasn’t asked for military assistance: Russia

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Making Globalism Great Again CJ Hopkins

12 February 2019 — Off Guardian

Photo by Michael Nicholson/Corbis via Getty

Maybe Donald Trump isn’t as stupid as I thought. I’d hate to have to admit that publicly, but it does kind of seem like he has put one over on the liberal corporate media this time. Scanning the recent Trump-related news, I couldn’t help but notice a significant decline in the number of references to Weimar, Germany, Adolf Hitler, and “the brink of fascism” that America has supposedly been teetering on since Hillary Clinton lost the election.

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Lawfare: Using “Transition” Status to Justify Intervention in Venezuela

9 February 2019 —

Internationalist 360° Editorial Comment:

The fact that the opposition can conspire and operate  openly is proof that the government has not suppressed them in any way. While it is dangerous that they continue to collaborate to overthrow the government, they are emboldened by the freedoms granted and upheld by the same Constitution they seek to obliterate. Their continued freedom is evidence that Venezuela is  not only a democracy, but a tolerant, peaceful society.

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Yes of course Israel is interfering in British politics By Asa Winstanley

11 February 2019 — Electronic Intifada

UK opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn standing at a lectern holding his hands up.

Jeremy Corbyn has been targeted by Israel and its lobby for years. Aaron Chown ZUMA Press

Sarah Leah Whitson, the head of Human Rights Watch’s Middle East division, was fiercely attacked by anti-Palestinian groups and pundits this weekend.

She had shared a posting of mine on the manufactured “Labour anti-Semitism crisis” story.

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UK: Anti-Semitism witch-hunt provokes backlash in Labour Party By Robert Stevens

12 February 2019 — WSWS

The latest crude frame-up of Labour Party members as anti-Semites has provoked a furious backlash in Liverpool. But the refusal to oppose the Blairite liars has opened the way for members of the Wavertree Constituency Labour Party to be victimised for the “crime” of moving a no confidence motion against their MP, Luciana Berger, who has been named as a leading figure in a plot to form a right-wing pro-European Union breakaway party.

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