Kicking aside French protests, Israel expels Salah Hammouri

Sunday, 18 December 2022 — The Electronic Intifada

Ali Abunimah

Salah Hammouri and Elsa Lefort in Lifta, a Palestinian village near Jerusalem that was depopulated by Zionist forces in 1948. (Photograph courtesy of Salah Hammouri)

Israel on Sunday kicked aside protests from France and expelled Salah Hammouri from his homeland.

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The US rate of profit in 2021

Monday, 19 December 2022 — Michael Roberts Blog

Every year, I analyse the US rate of profit on capital.  This is because the US data is the best and most comprehensive to use and because the US is the most important capitalist economy, often setting the scene for trends in global capitalism.  We now have the data for 2021 (that’s as far as the official national data go).

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Why time isn’t ripe for Ukraine talks

Monday, 19 December 2022 — Indian Punchline


Russia warns that Patriot missile defence systems will be legitimate targets should Washington supply them to Kiev (File photo)

A Russian-American “consensus” is forming that the Ukraine conflict is far from a climactic stage leading to peace talks. Russia’s stance is that any settlement will devolve upon Kiev recognising “realities” — namely, acceptance of Crimea, Donetsk, Luhansk, Zaporozhye and Kherson regions being integral parts of Russian Federation.

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