Lockdown: Violence, hunger and indifference

15 June 2020 — Polity

Photo by Madelene Cronje/New Frame

As we mark the anniversary of the June 16 1976 uprising, many young people are experiencing hunger and there is widespread violence emanating from security forces. While it is understandable that many problems of the “state of disaster” could not be anticipated, there is an element of indifference that is cause for disquiet.

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“Putin’s Gonna Get Me”

15 June 2020 — Craig Murray

Shakespeare’s heirs at the BBC produced this deathless and entirely convincing line as the climax of the first episode of “The Salisbury Poisonings”, a three part piece of state propaganda on the Skripal saga, of which I watched Part 1 as it was broadcast last night. The other two parts are to be broadcast today and tomorrow, which unusual scheduling reflects the importance our masters place on this stirring tale of the resilience of the great British nation under attack by devilish foreigners. You can watch all three episodes now on BBC iPlayer, but personally I suffer from overactive antibodies to bullshit and need a break.

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The Corona Pandemic and Trump’s Trade War against China: America’s Dependence on “Made in China”

15 June 2020 — Global Research

Potential Disruption of the US Economy

By Prof Michel Chossudovsky

Introduction

The US has been threatening China with trade sanctions for several years. At the outset of the Trump administration in January 2017, Washington not only envisaged punitive trade measures, it also called for “an investigation into China’s trade practices” focussing on alleged  violations of U.S. intellectual property rights.

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Post-Pandemic Economic Scenarios-Interview #3

14 June 2020 — Jack Rasmus

Following is the 3rd excerpt from my late April interview with Konrad Stachnio of Poland for his forthcoming volume on the current pandemic crisis from a European perspective. In this concluding segment, Konrad asks my views on subjects like the next global depression, the future of digital money, financialization, my response to corporate ideologists’ interpretations of the crisis, and on left intellectuals’ views like Slavoj Zizek.

European Union Council: repression and jail for those who report the health dangers of 5G

13 June 2020

Doctors, scientists and activists at risk

The news that will make the international movement Stop 5G tremble comes from Brussels: the General Secretariat of the Council of the European Union has sent all delegates the conclusions entitled “Shaping Europe’s digital future”, approved by written procedure on 9 June 2020.

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