Abahlali baseMjondolo and the fight of the organized poor against a hostile justice system

Tuesday, 7 February 2023 — Peoples Dispatch

Months after being imprisoned on a murder charge, three leaders of the eKhenana Commune of Abahlali baseMjondolo have been finally granted bail. Their arrests are part of a lengthy history of violent persecution of the shack dwellers’ movement

by Tanupriya Singh

AbM_leaders_releasedAbahlali baseMjondolo leaders Maphiwe Gasela, Siniko Miya and Landu Tshazi, welcomed by the movement after being released on bail. (Photo: Abahlali baseMjondolo)

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With tanks on the way, Nato is inching toward full-scale war with Russia

Tuesday, 7 February 2023 — Jonathan Cook

Increasingly, the Ukraine war looks like a feature – rather than a bug – of Washington’s post-Cold War planning

Middle East Eye – 7 February 2023

Almost as soon as major Nato countries, led by the US, promised to supply Ukraine with battle tanks, the cry went up warning that tanks alone would be unlikely to turn the war’s tide against Russia.

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Ukraine News Links 6-7 February 2023

Tuesday, 7 February 2023 — The New Dark Age

All Aspects Of The U.S.-And-Allied War Against Russia Are Now Failing

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on the country’s declining birth rate

Chris Hedges: A Declining US Empire Is Committing Suicide

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Earthquake Damage In Syria Must Lead To Sanction Relief

Tuesday, 7 February 2023 — Moon of Alabama

Earlier today two large earthquakes have caused widespread damage in south Turkey and north Syria:

Nine hours after a first earthquake of magnitude M7.8 that hits south-eastern Turkey, near the Syrian border, February 6th 2023 at 1h17 UTC, a second M7.5 occurs (at 10h24 UTC) 100km further north. More information on the main shock (M7.8) is available here and for the 7.5 (here).

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Adani’s fraudulent empire exposed

Sunday, 5 February 2023 — Peoples Democracy

| Gautam Adani | MR Online Gautam Adani (Photo: counterview.net) 

A SMALL U.S. investor firm has challenged the Indian behemoth, the Adani group, and shaken it to its foundations. The Hindenburg Research, a short selling firm, brought out a 129-page report on the Adani group marshaling evidence of all the funding operations and offshore activities of the 578 subsidiaries and shell companies linked to the seven listed companies of the Adani group. The report states that this is the “biggest con in corporate history”.

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Keynes and the left

Tuesday, 7 February 2023 — Michael Roberts Blog

“The theories of John Maynard Keynes provide the sound intellectual framework for the views which trade unionists had always instinctively held and known to be right” (TUC, 1968, p. 85)

The ideas and theories of John Maynard Keynes still dominate the economic views and policy proposals of the leaders of the labour movement in the major capitalist economies.  Keynes is seen as offering a ‘third way’ between the pro-capitalist ‘free market’ economics that dominates the universities (and among the strategic advisers of government) and the opposite of dangerously revolutionary Marxian economics.  Keynes argued that, with a judicious range of policy measures, capitalism can be made to work better and can be managed so that it meets the needs of the many, without disrupting the social structure of society.

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Nestlé’s Blatant Misconduct Shows Us the Darkness of Capitalism

Tuesday, 7 February 2023 — CoverAction Magazine

By Ashley Gjøvik

[Source: boucherie-abolition.com]

From inventing the need for mass-scale baby formula leading to the deaths of infants, to redirecting much needed water from impoverished areas to bottle and sell back to the same communities, to exploiting child labor and slavery, Nestlé will stoop to any moral low to make a buck.

[This article inaugurates Ms. Gjovik’s new column for CovertAction Magazine spotlighting the abuses of U.S. multinational corporations worldwide.—Editors]

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