Is Kashmir a US Trap to Confront Russia and China?

20 June 2020 — Global Research

The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), founded in 2001 by the Shanghai Five (China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan) and to which Uzbekistan, India and Pakistan were later added would be the ALBA and Iran countries hard core of resistance to world hegemony of the United States and Great Britain. Consequently, the avowed objective of the United States would be to dynamite this organization, having Balochistan, Kashmir and Xinjiang as scenarios for its destabilizing operations.

Why Do the Police Exist?

20 June 2020 — Novara Media


by Connor Woodman

“The police do not prevent crime. This is one of the best kept secrets of modern life. Experts know it, the police know it, but the public does not know it.” – David Bayley, academic expert on the police, 1996

As we witness uniformed police officers pepper spray a seven-year-old in the United States or arrest a black ambulance driver in the UK, we have to ask: why does the police exist?

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Britain to join despised TTP: Wikileaks – “a huge transfer of power from people to big business”

19 June 2020 — True Publica

Britain to join despised TTP: Wikileaks - "a huge transfer of power from people to big business"

TruePublica Editor: I have always maintained from the soon after the EU referendum that Brexit was a con. The team here at TruePublica have relentlessly warned that far from taking back control, Brexit was a trojan horse for big business, to gain control and dominate our lives. Half of our modest lobbying budget went to this cause. If ever this strident belief against what many of our opponents, the free-market fundamentalists denied – was to come true it needed proof – so here it is.  The e-book Brexit – A Corporate Coup D’Etat – spells out how this Trojan Horse was delivered and every prediction in it has sadly now come true.

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What Journalism Needs Is Not More Diversity, but Less White Supremacy

20 June 2020 — FAIR


AP: Click to copy RELATED TOPICS Race and ethnicity Pittsburgh Media General News Entertainment Death of George Floyd Business News media U.S. News Headline-making missteps put focus on newsroom diversity

If you saw Amazon putting out a statement on the company’s “missteps” on the path to “diversity,” you would recognize that for the institution-protecting gesture that it was (AP, 6/10/20).

As police violence against Black people and those who would rise in their defense forces a national engagement—of a sort—with the reality of white supremacy in our institutions, the widening recognition that the batons and tear gas are just one part of it, that there is more than one way to choke the life out of a people, meant that it was just a matter of time before news media would need to acknowledge the call coming from inside the house.

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Fresh concerns over privacy and profit in NHS Covid data deals

19 June 2020 — Open Democracy

Documents released to openDemocracy suggest tech firms will profit from controversial deals – and that government gave misleading assurances.

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Health Secretary Matt Hancock at the press briefing

Health Secretary Matt Hancock at the press briefing, 18th June – PA Images

Documents obtained by openDemocracy suggest the UK government has misled the public about how it is protecting the privacy of millions of NHS users in its major Covid-19 data deals – and about how the controversial tech firms involved stand to profit in the long term.

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