“5G Ready”? UK Government’s “5G Rural First”: “Dangerously High” Levels of Electromagnetic Field Radiation (EMF) in Southern England

26 June 2019 — Global Research

Glastonbury Festival-goers Are Walking into an EMF Minefield

By Annie Dieu-Le-Veut

5G Rural First also has testbeds on the Orkney Islands and Shropshire and it claims its technology will help dairy cows perform better.

But they are ignoring the evidence of 230 scientists and doctors who are appealing to the World Health Organisation to move the 5G wireless signal from a Group 2B carcinogen to a Group 1, the same as asbestos and arsenic.

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Let’s be honest about Britain’s obsession with “anti-Semitism” By Tony Greenstein

26 June 2019 — The Electronic Intifada

Britain’s Labour Party lost support among Jewish voters before Jeremy Corbyn became its leader. (Ben Cawthra/Sipa USA/Newscom)

Cries of “anti-Semitism” are the charges every supporter of the Palestinians has to face. I doubt that there is a single Palestine solidarity activist who hasn’t been accused of anti-Semitism.

The rationale for these accusations include the suggestion that we are operating “double standards” in singling out Israel for criticism. We are alleged to criticize Israel because it is a “Jewish” state. Israel is the “targeted collective Jew among the nations,” Irwin Cotler, a former government minister in Canada, has written.

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UK: Department of Work and Pensions “followed policy” denying benefits to dying Liverpool man By Dennis Moore

26 June 2019 — WSWS

[This IS a truly sick and twisted society! WB]

Stephen Smith in hospital over the Christmas period. [Credit: Liverpool Echo]

An internal review by the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) following the horrific death of Stephen Smith is an insult to a man who was forced to endure terrible hardship fighting for the welfare benefits to which he was entitled.

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The need for radically reformed governance at the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) by Tim Hayward

26 June 2019 — Tim Hayward

It was recently revealed that the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) had suppressed evidence about an alleged chemical attack in 2018. This scandal was downplayed in the mainstream media, but its implications are serious. The OPCW had already been losing the confidence of a number of states, including those of the Non-Aligned Movement as well as China and Russia. The organisation’s credibility has now been called into question in the eyes of all impartial observers.

Haiti: The Epic of a Great Popular Uprising By Carlos Aznarez

17 June 2019 — Internationalist 360°

For almost two weeks now, the people of Haiti have been the protagonists of a large-scale insurrection. Two weeks, if not two months, two years or two centuries. But despite this, the world continues to ignore the bravery of these women and men who, as Haitian wrestler Henry Boisrolin rightly says, “have nothing left to lose because even their lives have been taken away”.

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General Practitioners surgery closures in UK at record high By Ben Trent

20 June 2019 — WSWS

Research from the Pulse GP news website reveals that the rate of General Practitioners (GP) surgery closures in the UK has increased eightfold since 2013.

In 2013, 18 GP surgeries closed in the UK, while in 2018, the number of closures soared to 138. Over the past six years, 583 surgeries have closed and dozens more are set to close throughout 2019. January of this year saw 12 closing (compared with 8 in the same period the previous year), according to data from a Freedom of Information (FOI) request by Pulse .

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US Military Is a Bigger Polluter Than as Many as 140 Countries – Shrinking This War Machine Is a Must

25 June 2019 — theconversation.com

Benjamin NEIMARK, Oliver BELCHER, Patrick BIGGER

The US military’s carbon bootprint is enormous. Like corporate supply chains, it relies upon an extensive global network of container ships, trucks and cargo planes to supply its operations with everything from bombs to humanitarian aid and hydrocarbon fuels. Our new study calculated the contribution of this vast infrastructure to climate change.

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Modified – A Film about GMOs and the Corruption of the Food Supply for Profit by Colin Todhunter

23 June 2019 — Dissident Voice

Parts of the documentary Modified are spent at the kitchen table. But it’s not really a tale about wonderful recipes or the preparation of food. Ultimately, it’s a story of capitalism, money and power and how our most basic rights are being eroded by unscrupulous commercial interests.

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The Ongoing Restructuring of the Greater Middle East by C. J. Hopkins

25 June 2019 — Dissident Voice

So, according to the corporate media, and to President Literally Hitler, himself, while America was sleeping last Friday morning, the U.S. Air Force was just minutes away from bombing the bejesus out of some desolate outposts somewhere in the Iranian desert and launching another catastrophic military blunder in the Middle East.

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#WeAreMillions: Photo Campaign for Julian Assange

26 June 2019 — Defend Wikileaks

The Courage Foundation announces #WeAreMillions, a massive photo campaign to demonstrate global support for WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange as he fights extradition to the United States, where he would face unprecedented prosecution. The campaign has been launched at defend.wikileaks.org/freeassange/.

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Barry Commoner: The systems we depend on are upside down

25 June 2019 — Climate & Capitalism

Ecosocialist Notebook

An Ecosocialist classic

Decades ago, he showed that environmental, energy and economic crises had a common cause: a system that demands increased profits at all costs

Martin Empson, a frequent C&C contributor, regularly reviews new and old books on his blog, Resolute Reader. Recently, he reviewed Barry Commoner’s 1971 classic The Closing Circle, calling it “an important contribution to our understanding of the struggle we need.” He says he wishes he had read it years ago.

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Julian Assange receives 4th Annual DANNY Award for Journalism

25 June 2019 — Defend Wikileaks

WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange has been granted the 2019 Danny Schechter Global Vision Award for Journalism & Activism by not-for-profit educational foundation The Global Center. As a press release announcing the award explains, The DANNY is “awarded annually to an individual who best emulates Schechter’s practice of combining excellent journalism with social advocacy and activism.”

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