6 April 2021 — Media Reform Coalition


We produced our first comprehensive report on media ownership in the UK back in 2015 when we argued concentrated ownership was a significant problem for any modern democracy. In 2019, we produced an updated version that suggests that, not only does concentrated ownership persist but that the problem may be getting worse. Sadly, the situation has deteriorated since then so make sure you read our very latest report on UK Media ownership – available HERE.

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Intensive Fishing and the Birth of Capitalism, Part 3

5 April 2021 — Origin: Climate & Capitalism

How England’s government-licensed pirates stole the Newfoundland fishery from Europe’s largest feudal empire

Part One: Commodity Cod and Factory Ships
Part Two:  Exploiting the New Land

The Spanish Armada in the English Channel, 1588

by Ian Angus

In 1575, a moderately successful Bristol merchant named Anthony Parkhurst purchased a mid-sized ship and began organizing annual cod fishing expeditions to Newfoundland. Unlike most of his peers, he travelled with the fishworkers; while they were catching and drying cod, he explored “the harbors, creekes and havens and also the land, much more than ever any Englishman hath done.” In 1578, he estimated that about 350 European ships were active in the Newfoundland cod fishery — 150 French, 100 Spanish, 50 Portuguese, and 30 to 50 English — as well as 20 to 30 Basque whalers.[1]

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The China-Iran pact is a game changer – III

1 April 2021 — Indian Punchline

Part III: There is no timetable for an official launch

The China-Iran joint statement of last Saturday has made waves in the international media and among regional analysts from Israel to India. Israel is anxious that there is going to be security cooperation between China and Iran. Indians are brooding over the fate of their Chabahar port project in eastern Iran, integral to its “regional connectivity”.

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The Agri-Food Model, Unregulated Gene Editing Technologies

6 April 2021 — Global Research

Four Words Gates and His Pals Despise: Democracy and Minimum Support Price

By Colin Todhunter

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and an assortment of high-profile figures and policy makers are pushing for unregulated gene-editing technologies, the rollout of bio-synthetic food created in laboratories, the expanded use of patented seeds and the roll back of subsidies and support for farmers in places like India.

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We Cannot Afford to Censor Dissenting Voices During a Pandemic – Prof Martin Kulldorff

31 March 2021 — Lockdown Sceptics

by Oliver May

Professor Martin Kulldorff

Now that we are allowed to meet up in groups of six outside their homes, Matt Hancock is warning us not to do anything foolish, like hug one another or breach the two metre rule. “Do it safely,” he tweeted. “Don’t blow it now”.

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Black Agenda Radio for Week of April 5, 2021

5 April 2021 — Black Agenda Report

Black Agenda Radio for Week of April 5, 2021

Black Agenda Radio with Margaret Kimberley and Glen Ford
Two Black Martyrs’ Mothers Confront Black Lives Matter / Black Is Back Coalition: When Colonialism Turned on Whites, They Called it Fascism / Black Alliance for Peace: Fascism Born in the Colonies, Not Europe
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Scientists Challenge Health Officials on Vaccinating People Who Already Had COVID

5 April 2021 — The Defender

Scientists warn vaccinating people who already COVID could potentially cause harm, or even death.

"This indiscriminate vaccination is a clear and present danger to a subset of the already infected ..."

Since the first COVID-19 vaccine received Emergency Use Authorization in the U.S., some physicians and scientists have challenged the recommendation by U.S. health agencies that people who have already had COVID and as a result acquired natural immunity still get the vaccine.

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