The MH17 Trial: The Dangers of Presuming the Fairness of a Geopolitically-Driven Enterprise

28 April 2021 — Mint Press News 

Inspection of the MH17 saga teaches us, in the first instance, never simply to presume that an enterprise that appears to have the status of an officially supported and endorsed international legal proceeding must on that account be above reproach.

by Oliver Boyd-Barrett

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How the IHRA antisemitism definition became a pro-Israel cudgel

27 April 2021 — Jonathan Cook

At the height of the attacks on Corbyn, IHRA officials joined UK Jewish groups in falsely claiming its antisemitism definition included examples that protected Israel, when delegates had specifically excluded the examples

Mondoweiss – 27 April 2021

New research charts a five-year campaign by highly partisan, pro-Israel lobby groups to mislead the international community about the nature of what has been widely described as the “gold standard” definition of antisemitism.

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The Best Intentions of Sir Ronald Cohen: Building the Crypto-Corrals of Social Investment

28 April 2021 — Mint Press News

2E6FCW5 Ronald Cohen, chair of a global steering group on social impact investing, attends a news conference in Tel Aviv March 14, 2016. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

The Great Reset

It’s a tangled web but the bottom line is that social-impact investing, given a big boost by the pandemic and the “Great Reset” planned in its wake, can be made to sound so good that it’s hard to conceive what a dangerous threat it poses: it only “works” by herding and caging.

Putin recites the distribution of power in central Europe

26 April2021 — Indian Punchline

Russian military’s armoured vehicles roll into landing vessels after drill in Crimea, Black Sea, April 23, 2021

The Colossus in modern European history with whom Russian President Vladimir Putin would draw comparison might be Otto von Bismarck, the first Chancellor of the German Empire who unified his country out of the scattered pieces. Putin is very familiar with German history, culture, society.

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UK: Take Action This Weekend to Kill The Bill!

27 April 2021 — Medact

Last night over 130 people joined our urgent briefing exploring why we all have a duty to take action and Kill The Bill.

As a movement we must demand nothing less than a complete rejection of the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill. Our fantastic panel gave us crucial insights into the public health dangers of the Bill, outlining how the legislation:
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Spycops Campaign Update, 27 April 2021

27 April 2021 — SpyCops

It’s an epic week in the spycops campaign, we’re flat out trying to keep up with it. You wait years for a court hearing and then two come along at once.


The Undercover Policing Inquiry is having another round of hearings, covering Special Demonstration Squad undercover officers 1973-82. We’ve already seen some shocking details in the vintage police documents that have been released, and there’s surely more to come as the witnesses get questioned over the next three weeks.

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Southern Command Goes to War

25 April 2021 — Internationalist 360°

Jorge Elbaum

Coando Sur

Last week, the head of the Pentagon’s Southern Command, Admiral Craig Faller, concluded his farewell tour in the Dominican Republic, participating in the Caribbean Nations Security Conference (CANSEC) together with military leaders from countries committed to Washington’s objectives of isolating Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua, and at the same time hindering and/or restricting the cooperation links of China and Russia with the region.

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Trial lawyers accuse Monsanto, Bayer of “pay-to-appeal scheme”

26 April2021 — US Right to Know

The lawyers who led the nationwide U.S. Roundup litigation through three trial victories and forced Monsanto owner Bayer AG into an $11 billion settlement have notified a federal court that they have uncovered evidence of fraud in a secret deal between Monsanto and a lone plaintiff’s lawyer who has not been active in the litigation until recently.

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Economic woes? Pandemic? Climate change? Let’s deploy UK naval and aerial firepower

26 April 2021 — Political Concern

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“Global Britain in Action”, rejoices the Secretary of State for Defence

Despite the problems facing this country, a government bulletin announces that its ‘Carrier Strike Group’ is to carry out visits to India, Japan, South Korea and Singapore. Its website proudly reminds all and sundry of the diversion of taxpayers’ money to the UK’s defence budget – fifth largest in the world, highest in Europe and second highest in NATO – and of its position as the second largest defence exporter in the world. And, for further information, asks readers to contact Delhi:

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It’s finally here! Today is the launch of the Hostile Housing Film project

26 April 2021 — Hostile Housing

 ���� Check out the Hostile Housing website to watch a series of short films made by the ‘Our Homes’ group! You can also sign up for information about future screenings of our main feature film, which will be launched later in the year.

In summer 2019, a group of renters were employed by the London Renters Union to research the concerns of their wider community’s housing situations, along with concerns of their own. The group, called the ‘Our Homes’ Renters research project, was organised by the Hackney branch of the LRU.

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Did China Stage the Videos of People Collapsing in Wuhan?

26 April 2021 — Swiss Policy Research

“Coronavirus has people keeling over in streets” (TomoNews US, February 3, 2020)

Already in mid-March 2020, at a time when many people were still buying toilet paper, SPR argued that the coronavirus situation appeared to show aspects of a possibly real pandemic, a mass psychosis, and a psychological (i.e. propaganda) operation (the “three P’s”).

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Tanks and Think Tanks: How Taiwanese Cash is Funding the Push to War with China

22 April 2021 — Mint Press News 

In this Friday, April 13, 2018, file photo released by Military News Agency, Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen, second from left, inspects on a Kidd-class destroyer during a navy exercise off the northeastern port of Su’ao in Yilan County, Taiwan. Tsai boarded a navy destroyer to review military drills ahead of planned war games by rival China. (Military News Agency via AP, File)

Manufacturing Consent

Twenty years ago, a group of neoconservative think tanks used their power to push for disastrous wars in the Middle East. Now, a new set of think tanks staffed with many of the same experts and funded by Taiwanese money is working hard to convince Americans that there is a new existential threat: China.

by Alan Macleod

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The British Cabal Behind a Gulf Dictatorship

23 April 2021 — Consortium News

Senior figures in the British establishment have secretly served as “privy councillors” to a highly repressive dictatorship in the Gulf state of Oman, Phil Miller reports.

Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque in Muscat, Oman. (CC BY 2.0, Wikimedia Commons)

By Phil Miller
Declassified U.K.

The repressive ruler of a close U.K. ally in the Gulf secretly received decades of advice on security, foreign and economic policy from a group of privy councillors who were drawn almost exclusively from the British establishment, it has emerged.

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US: Economies bent out of shape

24 April 2021 — theplanningmotivedotcom

Here is a vivid picture of the US economy. It is a body obese with fictitious capital, whose arteries are clogged by debt, limbs that are ulcerated by deindustrialisation, outsize fists from arms spending but with a still functioning brain. This article looks specifically at how the growth of fictitious capital has bent the US economy out of shape. Other countries too. Only the US is the most advanced.