20 August 2019 — Black Agenda Report
Glen Ford, BAR executive editor
“The Israelis may have finally stepped on the third rail of congressional relations, with their joint decision with President Trump to ban Omar and Tlaib.”
19 August 2019 — Moon of Alabama
This is an update to last weeks post Syria – Frontline Breach Opens Door To A Deep Battle For Idlib.
19 August 2019 — The Electronic Intifada
Last month, the Labour Party approved a press pass for The Electronic Intifada’s Asa Winstanley to cover its annual conference next month.
But last week the UK opposition party’s press team claimed in an email to Winstanley that “Your application has not been approved.”
16 August 2019 — Consortium News
Episode 6 of CN Live! Whitney Webb’s powerful interview on Epstein and Mark Davis on The Guardian, the NYT, WikiLeaks and the publication of the Afghan War Logs.
CN Live!‘s live stream was interrupted for unknown causes on Friday. We recorded the program at its source and provide here the full broadcast, which includes blistering remarks about how the corporate media dealt with Julian Assange, as well as a powerful, hour-long, in-depth interview with journalist Whitney Webb on the life and death of Jeffery Epstein.
19 August 2019 — Michael Roberts Blog
As the stock markets of the world gyrate up and down like a yo-yo, all talk in the financial media is on whether a new global recession is coming and when. The financial pundits search for economic or financial indicators that might guide them to tell. The favourite one is the ‘inverted bond yield curve’. This is the difference in the annual interest rate that you get if you buy a government bond that has a ten-year life (the maturity before you get your money repaid) and the interest rate for buying either a three-month or two-year bond.
18 August 2019 — Climate & Capitalism
Finally published in full, Marx’s notebooks from the 1860s provide important insights into his views on ecology and capital’s destruction of nature.
Teinosuke Otani, Kohei Saito, Timm Graßmann (eds)
MARX-ENGELS-GESAMTAUSGABE, IV, 18
Exzerpte und Notizen. Februar 1864 bis August 1868 (de Gruyter, 2019)
[Marx-Engels Complete Works, Part IV, Volume 18
Excerpts and Notes, February 1864 to August 1868]
19 August 2019 — WSWS
The corporate-controlled media in the United States has effectively shut down all reporting on the death of the politically connected multi-millionaire sex-trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, only one week after his body was discovered in a prison cell in the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan.
19 August 2019 — Counter Currents
Many lobbyists talk a lot about critics of genetic engineering technology denying choice to farmers. They say that farmers should have access to a range of tools and technologies to maximise choice and options. At the same time, somewhat ironically, they decry organic agriculture and proven agroecological approaches, presumably because these practices have no need for the proprietary inputs of the global agrochemical/agritech corporations they are in bed with. And presumably because agroecology represents liberation from the tyranny of these profiteering, environment-damaging global conglomerates.
14 August 2019 — New Eastern Outlook
The hybrid war, being conducted against China by the United States and its gaggle of puppet states from the UK to Canada to Australia, has entered a new phase.
The first stage involved the massive shift of US air and naval forces to the Pacific and constant provocations against China in the South China Sea and the Taiwan Strait.
The second stage was the creation of disinformation about China’s treatment of minority groups, especially in Tibet and west China.