French Popular Uprising: Revolution or Frozen Conflict?

17 January 2020 — Consortium News

This conflict is essentially over policies that put the avaricious demands of financial markets ahead of the needs of the people, writes Diana Johnstone.

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Striking ballet dancers perform at the entrance to the Opera Garnier in Paris, Dec. 24, 2019. (YouTube screenshot)

By Diana Johnstone
in Paris
Special to Consortium News

The people are angry with their government.  Where? Just about everywhere. So what makes ongoing strikes in France so special?  Nothing, perhaps, except a certain expectation based on history that French uprisings can produce important changes – or if not, can at least help clarify the issues in contemporary social conflicts.

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France News Links 11-18 January 2020

18 January 2020 — The New Dark Age

There may be some duplication due to cross-posting and may be updated throughout the day, so please check back

Patrick Armstrong on the Russian Reshuffle
https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2020/01/18/patrick-armstrong-on-the-russian-reshuffle/

Are France’s unions even trying to win the General Strike?
http://thesaker.is/are-frances-unions-even-trying-to-win-the-general-strike/

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UK home secretary defends naming Extinction Rebellion as extremist

17 January 2020 — WSWS

By Paul Bond

The inclusion of climate activists Extinction Rebellion (XR) by police in a guide to “ideological extremism” marks a serious escalation of the assault on democratic rights.

Although the guide has now been withdrawn, the Conservative government has still defended including XR.

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BC: Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 Reeks of Northwoods

1 January 2020 — New Eastern Outlook
5522 (1)BC stands for NEO’s Banned Classic. This article was originally published by our journal on 10.09.14. For some reason, this article is missing from Google search results. Since this article remains pretty relevant to those geopolitical events that are taking place on the geopolitical stage today, we deem it possible to present it to our readers once again. Should it go missing again, you may be confident that you will see it republished by NEO once more, should it still remain relevant by that time.

Latest MH17 Documentary By SBU Whistleblower Shares Some Shocking Truths

4 January 2020 — One World
By Andrew Korybko American political analyst

Latest MH17 Documentary By SBU Whistleblower Shares Some Shocking Truths

The latest MH17 documentary, “MH-17: In Search Of Truth” by Ukrainian SBU whistleblower Vasily Prozorov, shares some shocking truths about that tragedy which strongly make the case that the UK conspired with Kiev to take down that civilian aircraft as part of a preplanned Hybrid War plot against the Donbas rebels that was also intended to frame Russia as the West’s main geopolitical competitor.

Marx on British politics … and cab drivers

23 November, 2019 — Historical Materialism

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Pepijn Brandon

If you get nauseated by the perverse state of contemporary world politics and the slavish way in which mainstream media help to sustain the spectacle that is Donald Trump, Boris Johnson, Rodrigo Duterte or their local variants, here is the perfect antidote: read Marx’s journalistic articles for the New York Daily Tribune.

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