British grandmother dies weighing just 42 pounds after her benefits are withdrawn

29 July 2020 — WSWS

By Dennis Moore

The death of 61-year-old grandmother, Christine McCluskey, at the hands of the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is a criminal act.

Christine, from Dundee, Scotland, was an extremely ill and vulnerable woman who died weighing just 3 stone (42 pounds). Millions were shocked when they saw her emaciated body in national newspapers and on social media.

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Post-Brexit Agrochemical Apocalypse for the UK?

28 July 2020 — Off-Guardian

Colin Todhunter

The British government, regulators and global agrochemical corporations are colluding with each other and are thus engaging in criminal behaviour. That’s the message put forward in a new report written by environmentalist Dr Rosemary Mason and sent to the UK Environment Agency. It follows her January 2019 open letter to Werner Baumann, CEO of Bayer CropScience, where she made it clear to him that she considers Bayer CropScience and Monsanto criminal corporations.

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Robert Kennedy Jr. in An Extraordinary Debate Performance Vs. Alan Dershowitz

23 July, 2020 — Edward Curtin

Do not miss this debate.  RFK, Jr. finally gets a chance to show the world the truth about Big Pharma, the CDC, NIH, and the U.S. Congress’s complicity in a vast criminal enterprise that is protected by law and is allowed to use the American people as guinea pigs for obscene profits.

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VIDEO: Covid-19 and “The Spiderweb of Fear”. American Medical Doctors and Health Experts are being Silenced…

27 July 2020 — Global Research

America’s Frontline Doctors. SCOTUS Press Conference Transcript

Listen to the testimony of American medical doctors.

Thousands of American physicians have been silenced. 

“Americans are captured by Fear”.

We cannot live with a spiderweb of fear.

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UK Labour party teeters on brink of civil war over antisemitism

28 July 2020 — Jonathan Cook

New leader Keir Starmer spurns two chances to clear Jeremy Corbyn’s name, preferring instead to pay damages to former staff

Mondoweiss – 27 July 2020

Jeremy Corbyn, the former left-wing leader of Britain’s Labour party, is once again making headlines over an “antisemitism problem” he supposedly oversaw during his five years at the head of the party.

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Black Agenda Radio with Margaret Kimberley and Glen Ford

27 July 2020 — Black Agenda Report

Has Covid-19 Initiated the Final, Fatal Crisis of Capitalism?

The Covid-19-sparkd global economic depression is “a singular event in the history of world capitalism,” said Duboisian scholar Anthony Monteiro. “It might be the crisis that so disabled the world capitalist system that it will never be the same.” What’s different from previous crises is, this time, “there is no capitalist nation that can save capitalism the way the US did after World War Two,” said Monteiro. “This is like a crisis unto death.”

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Global Breaking News on GMOs and Pesticides 27 July 2020

27 July 2020 — Sustainable Pulse

Editors’ picks

As Evidence of ‘Hormone Disruptor’ Chemical Threats Grows, Experts Call for Stricter Regulation

A growing number of chemicals in pesticides, flame retardants, and certain plastics have been linked to widespread health problems including infertility in women and men, diabetes, and impaired brain development, a set of reviews of hundreds of studies concludes. Led by NYU Grossman School of Medicine, a team of environmental health experts analyzed research published in the past […]

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UK ‘Russia report’ fear-mongers about meddling yet finds no evidence

25 July 2020 — The Grayzone

A long-awaited UK report finds no evidence of Russian meddling, but that hasn’t stopped the fear-mongering.

The report claims the UK government didn’t find evidence because it didn’t look for it, and backs increased powers for intelligence agencies and media censorship as a result. Afshin Rattansi, a British journalist and host of RT’s Going Underground, responds.

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Face coverings in shops: it’s all about store policy and its reward or punishment – so don’t make excuses to be allowed in

25 July 2020 — From Behind Enemy Lines

As stated in the article, a follow-up piece to last Thursday’s The coronavirus police state (5): the wear-a-mask-to-shop deception, was pending in expectation of UK Government publishing the pertinent legislation [which, as at the time of writing, has still not appeared]. The idea was to explore ramifications of refusing a fine in the event that one is confronted by police on the premises of a shop.

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Movement for Black Lives: an interview with Barbara Ransby Leading Black US organiser speaks to Race & Class

24 July 2020 — Race & Class

Movement for Black Lives

An interview with leading Black US organiser Barbara Ransby

‘We have to build new institutions,
we have to build new power,
we have to build a new system,
and we have to become different people
in the process’

As we witness one of the largest uprisings in US history, led by Black working-class activists, Race & Class interviews Barbara Ransby, a US-based historian, feminist and longtime organiser, on the significance of the Movement for Black Lives (M4BL) uprisings across the US ignited by the murder of George Floyd.

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Shutting out Parliament from trade deals “terrifying” for food standards, climate, and NHS

 22 July 2020 — GMWatch

“Public outrage will grow rapidly” – Global Justice Now

MPs have defeated an attempt by Tory backbenchers to ensure parliament has a vote on any post-Brexit trade deal.

An amendment to the Trade Bill currently going through the Commons would have given MPs and peers a say on any new agreement signed by the government.

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British people won’t thank the NFU for its stance on gene editing

22 July 2020 — The Grocer

By Joanna Blythman, food journalist and author of Swallow This

Farmers’ popularity has shot up. The general public used to ignore them, or view them as subsidy junkies. Now, as the people who put food on our plates during the Covid-19 crisis, they are enjoying levels of gratitude unprecedented since the Second World War.

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Watch UKC News: Masks, COVID Culture are Dividing Society in UK, US

24 July 2020 — 21st Century Wire

Today the UK government instituted mandatory masks in all stores and indoor public spaces, supposedly to ‘stop the spread of COVID’ – even though the virus has all but disappeared from the scene. But is their latest decree really based on real science, or are they just making it up as they go along? Also, mask culture is becoming more and more obsessive, with people literally fighting each other in supermarket aisles, but to what end? All this and much more.

Co-hosts Mike Robinson and Patrick Henningsen with the end of week news round-up. Watch:
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Russia, Bountiful Hoaxes And The New York Times

24 July 2020 — Oriental Review

Binoy Kampmark

There is a delicious irony in the Russia Bounty scandal. The Russians, funding the very entity that was financed, at least in a previous incarnation, by the Central Intelligence Agency, to supposedly kill the warriors of a country that had funded them. The karmic wheel of boggled minds finds its turn, and US forces, it is said, became the target of a Russian bounty program funded via the Taliban. Cue some bewildered head scratching.

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UK: Two-Thirds of Coronavirus Deaths Are of People With Disabilities

24 July 2020 — Novara Media

by Sophie Hemery

@SophieHemery

“When the figures first came out from the Office of National Statistics (ONS), I shared it on my Instagram and thought, ‘Oh this is definitely going to pick up and make all the major news outlets,’” says Nina Tame, a disability rights activist with 17,000 followers on Instagram.

The stats, however, didn’t make nearly the kind of impact Tame was expecting. “It’s just that feeling of, ‘Oh, well it doesn’t really matter,’” she says. “This pandemic has highlighted how disposable we’re seen as.”

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New UK laws could criminalise journalism

30 May 2020 — Declassified UK

By Richard Norton-Taylor

The British government is pushing ahead with “espionage legislation” that could criminalise the release of public information and impose even stricter controls on the UK media as part of an “epidemic of secrecy”.

British journalists and their sources are facing an unprecedented assault on freedom of speech, including the prospect of criminal prosecution. Threats aimed at whistleblowers and journalists were evident before the coronavirus crisis struck, but went largely unnoticed.
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