When war looms, protect the truth at all cost

26 April 2020 — theplanningmotivedotcom

The tone and content of the accusations levelled by the imperialists at China has changed. From blaming China to now holding it responsible and demanding reparations, not for the deaths of its citizens, but as is the capitalist way, for their financial losses. The nature of these aggressive demands could lead to war. The purpose of this article is to disperse the myths behind which the neo-cons are plotting their intrigues. 


CORONAVIRUS: Perspectives from on the ground in Sweden

25 April 2020 — 21st Century Wire

As Europe and North America continue to descent into economic and social chaos after imposing ‘Lockdown’ on their populations, other countries have opted to keep their economies and societies open with no lockdown. One example is the relative success of Scandanavian country of Sweden. While countries like the UK and US continue to see unusually large death tolls, alongside record unemployment and financial devastation – Sweden has suffered only moderately, achieving equal or better medical results than most European lockdown states – without all of the last economy damage and conflict between a suffering public and their increasingly remote governments. By avoiding the experimental lockdown approach, Sweden is now well underway to achieving natural herd immunity.

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Ecosocialist Bookshelf, April 2020

25 April 2020– Climate & Capitalism

Six important new books: The Return of Nature … Deaths of Despair … Rebel Cinderella … August Bebel … The Green New Deal and Beyond … The Triumph of Doubt

Ecosocialist Bookshelf is an occasional feature. We can’t review every book we receive, but we will list and link to any that seem relevant to Climate & Capitalism’s mission, along with brief descriptions. Books described here may be reviewed in future. Inclusion of a book does not imply endorsement, or that we agree with everything (or even anything!) these books say.

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UK: Mission Creep – Yet more intrusive surveillance powers given to government

26 April 2020 — True Publica

By TruePublica: Back in 2016 – TruePublica wrote: “One should wonder where the universal surveillance system dubbed the ‘snoopers charter’ being installed by Britain’s government is heading for eventually. Recently described by Edward Snowden in tweets as the “most intrusive and least accountable surveillance regime in the West” and its “a comprehensive record of your private activities, the activity log of your life.” It should really make you ask that question – where is it heading?

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