Pearl Prescod: A black life lived large

Thursday, 23 June 2022 — Institute of Race Relations

The IRR is thrilled to launch this week a new Black history project on the life of Caribbean-British actor, singer and civil rights campaigner Pearl Prescod. Pearl Prescod: a Black life lived large, featured in today’s guardian online, records the achievements of the first Black female player at the National Theatre. At the same time, it tells the overlooked story of a generation of anti-colonial artists and activists who questioned Britain’s role in the decades following World War Two.
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Ukraine News Links 22-23 June 2022

Thursday, 23 June 2022 • 18:30 — The New Dark Age

There may be some duplication due to cross-posting and may be updated throughout the day, so please check back. If it gets updated, I usually insert the time on the line above. A lot of cross-posting usually indicates that the article is popular and some links may not work, depending on your location but I’ve kept them anyway, so at least the reader has some idea of the scale of censorship now operating in the ‘democratic’ West.

British ‘Watchdog’ Journalists Unmasked as Lap Dogs for the Security State

Ukraine’s EU-candidate status is ‘symbolic’ – Belgium

EU-hopeful premier has sobering warning for Kiev

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We Need to Build the Architecture of Our Future: The Twenty-Fifth Newsletter (2022)

Thursday, 23 June 2022 — The Tricontinental

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Dear friends,

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

In April 2022, the United Nations established the Global Crisis Response Group on Food, Energy, and Finance. This group is tracking the three major crises of food inflation, fuel inflation, and financial distress. Their second briefing, released on 8 June 2022, noted that, after two years of the COVID-19 pandemic:

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The future of work 2 – working long and hard

Wednesday, 22 June 2022 — michael roberts

In the first post of my Future of Work series, I looked at the impact of working from home and remote work which has mushroomed since the COVID pandemic.

In this second part, I want to consider the impact of work on people’s lives and health and how that will pan out over the next few decades. Marx once said “The less you eat, drink and buy books; the less you go to the theatre, the dance hall, the public house; the less you think, love, theorize, sing, paint, fence, etc., the more you save—the greater becomes your treasure which neither moths nor rust will devour—your capital. The less you are, the less you express your own life, the more you have, i.e., the greater is your alienated life, the greater is the store of your estranged being.” —Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts 1844.

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The Neocon’s Dream – Decolonize Russia, Re-colonize China

Wednesday, 22 June 2022 — Moon of Alabama

On March 26 U.S. President Joe Biden called for regime change in Russia:

Speaking in Warsaw, Poland, on Saturday, President Biden said of Russian President Vladimir Putin: “For God’s sake, this man cannot remain in power.”

The White House immediately rushed to talk back that call for regime change and a day later Biden himself denied that he was calling for regime change:
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Nuclear terrorist, Genocidally Racist and International Law-violating Apartheid Israel among World Leaders for Killing Kids

Thursday, 16 June 2022 — Dissident Voice

Apartheid Israel in its illegal, war criminal and 55-year occupation of the Occupied Palestinian Territory is among world leaders in “children killed per year per million of total territory population” with a value of  25.8 as compared to 75.7 (Honduras), 53.6 (Ituri Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo), 7.6 (the World), and 2.6 (Kashmir, India).

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