Skripal: One Year Later Some Things are Clearer By James ONeill

9 March 2019 — New Eastern Outlook


This past week (4 March 2019) saw the first anniversary of the incident in Salisbury England where former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia became ill in a public space in the centre of town. Within a very short time (12th March) and before evidence could possibly have been adduced, United Kingdom Prime Minister Theresa May was making a statement in the House of Commons attributing blame to Russia.

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US Negotiations: Masters of Defeats By James Petras

9 March 2019 — James Petras


The US is currently engaged in negotiations with at least a dozen countries; which involve fundamental political, military and economic issues.

The US has adopted diplomatic strategies in the face of its ‘inability’ to secure military victories. The purpose of adopting a diplomatic approach is to secure through negotiations, in part or fully, goals and advantages unattainable through military means.

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Would railing at a Labour Saudi lobby be racist? By Jonathan Cook

9 March 2019 — Jonathan Cook

Owen Jones has made a short video discussing Labour’s crisis over anti-semitism. There are some good elements to it, not least the warning against conspiratorial thinking, and an admission, admittedly a fairly limited one, that the Labour leadership should not be accused of being anti-semitic (and implicitly that the party is not “institutionally anti-semitic”.)

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London Metropolitan Police cite Grenfell Inquiry to justify not pressing criminal charges By Robert Stevens and Chris Marsden

9 March 2019 — WSWS

End collaboration with the inquiry now!

London’s Metropolitan Police will not press any charges regarding the 72 deaths at Grenfell Tower until “the latter part of 2021.” They justify this extraordinary admission by citing the need to wait for the government inquiry into Grenfell to complete its business.

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Chelsea Manning jailed for refusal to testify against WikiLeaks By Patrick Martin

9 March 2019 — WSWS

A federal judge ordered Chelsea Manning to prison Friday morning for an indefinite period of time, after the former Army private, jailed for seven years for providing information to WikiLeaks exposing US war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan, refused on principle to answer any questions before a secret grand jury investigating the media organization and its founder Julian Assange.

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