Towards a Totalitarian Regime? European Commission Adopts GMO Vaccine to Combat the Covid-19 Virus

16 July 2020 — Global Research

In a decision which will shock many, the European Commission has taken a big step towards its ambition to subject its citizens to a totalitarian regime in which DNA altering technology forms the centre piece of mass control and unapologetic rule by despotism. 

Under the chairmanship of the German Minister of Health, Jens Spahn, The Commission has adopted a new ruling which calls for ‘the swift development of a GMO vaccine against Covid-19’.

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Media Coverage of OPCW Whistleblower Revelations

10 July 2020 — Tim Hayward

(For full links to sources scroll down past update notices)

Update 10 July 2020

As OPCW’s Executive Council voted this week on whether to take action on the first IIT report, Frank Myers publishes a useful overview reminding the public of the ‘Western media’s Syrian shame’ concerning ‘chemical weapons and cover-ups’. OPCW’s management itself appears to be ashamed too, as on Twitter it hides replies to its tweeted announcement when these mention the whistleblowers and their testimony.

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Stop and search: Defending the indefensible

16 July 2020 — Institute of Race Relations

Police forces across England and Wales will no doubt vigorously defend their tactics during the forthcoming Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) inquiry into possible racial discrimination in use of force and stop and search. Leaving aside the question of whether the long-criticised IOPC is the right organisation to lead such an inquiry, arguments already deployed by the Metropolitan Police to justify their tactics are deeply concerning. Metropolitan commissioner Cressida Dick has implied that racial profiling in working-class multicultural neighbourhoods is legitimate on the spurious ground that disproportional stop and search leads to similar levels of ‘positive outcomes’ as between different ethnic groups. The implication of her argument that black people are more frequently involved in crime than other ethnic groups is fallacious, as the Guardian, building on previous research, quite rightly pointed out in a hard-hitting editorial.

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Each Heartbeat Must Be Our Song; the Redness of Blood, Our Banner: The Twenty-Ninth Newsletter (2020)

16 July 2020 — Tricontinental

Bounpaul Phothyzan Laos Red Carpet 2015

Bounpaul Phothyzan (Laos), Red Carpet, 2015.

Dear Friends,

Greetings from the desk of the Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research.

Too little has been made of the fact that countries like Laos and Vietnam have been able to manage the coronavirus; there are no confirmed deaths from COVID-19 in either country. Both of these Southeast Asian states border China, where the virus was first detected in late December 2019, and both have thriving trade and tourist relations with China. India is separated from China by the high Himalaya Mountains, while Brazil and the United States have two oceans between themselves and Asia; nonetheless, it is the United States, Brazil, and India that have shocking numbers of infections and fatalities. What accounts for the ability of relatively poor countries like Laos and Vietnam to attempt to break the chain of this infection, while richer states – notably the United States of America – have floundered?

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Popular protagonism in Venezuela’s transition to socialism: A conversation with Michael Lebowitz

11 July, 2020 — Venezuelanalysis


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Michael Lebowitz is a professor of political economy, researcher, and prolific writer. He is the author of Beyond Capital: Marx’s Political Economy of the Working Class (1992), The Socialist Imperative: From Gotha to Now (2015), and the upcoming Between Capitalism and Community (2021). From 2006 to 2011, Lebowitz was Development Director in the Program in Transformative Practice and Human Development at the Centro Internacional Miranda, in Caracas. In this interview, he explores the importance of participation and democracy in the construction of socialism, while reflecting on the internal contradictions of the Bolivarian Process.

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Macron wounded, but still eyeing austerity

11 July 2020 — Red Flag
Macron wounded, but still eyeing austerityThe second round of the French local elections, at the end of June, was bad news for president Emmanuel Macron, whose candidates did very poorly. In response, Macron switched prime ministers, replacing high-profile operator Edouard Philippe with an unknown right winger, Jean Castex, whose previous experience consisted mostly of being mayor of a town with 6,000 inhabitants. “I’m not looking for the limelight”, confirmed Castex on the day of his appointment. Meanwhile, mobilisations for Black lives and working-class anger at austerity and job losses have marked the month since the raising of the lockdown. What are the prospects for the year to come?

Black Agenda Report 16 July 2020

16 July 2020 — Black Agenda Report

Black Agenda Report Presents: The Left Lens

In this compelling episode of the Left Lens, Danny Haiphong and Margaret Kimberley take on the issue of Free Speech – Who has it in the U.S., and who doesn’t? And, is the controversy over so-called “Cancel Culture” really a defense of white corporate domination of public discourse? Subscribe to the page, hit the like button, and donate to Black Agenda Report.

Democrats Will Never Choose Transformative Change – So Give Them No Choice

Glen Ford, BAR Executive Editor
An existential political crisis for the racial capitalist order will only happen when the left puts forward a viable political alternative.
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