Grenfell Anniversary: Activist Rapper Lowkey Takes Aim At Boris Johnson and UK Neoliberalism

14 June 2021 — MintPress News

Corporate Greed

Four years after the Grenfell Tower fire, rapper and activist Lowkey revisits the tragic fire that tore through the North Kensington tower block on June 14, 2017 — killing 72 low-income residents of housing owned by real-estate moguls.

By Lowkey Lowkey

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Thomas Friedman’s last gasp

10 June 2021 — Jonathan Cook

New Left Review – 10 June 2021

Thomas Friedman’s recent column in the New York Times reflecting on Israel’s 11-day destruction of Gaza is a showcase for the delusions of liberal Zionism: a constellation of thought that has never looked so threadbare. It seems that every liberal newspaper needs a Thomas Friedman – the UK’s Guardian has Jonathan Freedland – whose role is to keep readers from considering realistic strategies for Israel-Palestine, however often and catastrophically the established ones have failed. In this case, Friedman’s plea for Joe Biden to preserve the ‘potential of a two-state solution’ barely conceals his real goal: resuscitating the discourse of an illusory ‘peace process’ from which everyone except liberal Zionists has moved on. His fear is that the debate is quietly shifting outside this framework – towards the recognition that Israel is a belligerent apartheid regime, and the conclusion that one democratic state for Palestinians and Jews is now the only viable solution.

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Dan Cohen on the Israeli Operatives Behind some of Colombia’s Most Violent Death Squads

8 June 2021 — MintPress News

Although on opposite sides of the world from each other, Colombia and Israel have much in common. Among other similarities, they are both key outposts of U.S. power in their regions, helping make their neighborhood safe for American businesses and American profits.

by Mnar Muhawesh Adley

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Watch: “VIVA LOISADA” 1978


[Many years ago, in another life, I lived in ‘Loisada’, the Lower East Side of Manhattan for about 3 years. I lived in what they call a railroad apartment on the top floor of a five-floor ‘walk-up’ tenement building on East 5th Street, between 1st and 2nd Avenue at exactly the same time as this video was made, so watching it all these years later, brings back a flood of memories. WB]

Finally, after many hits on the short 10 min. version, here’s the full complete video of “Viva Loisada”, by Marlis Momber, that depicts the “before gentrification occurrences” in Lower East Side in the Fall of October, 1978 with Chino Garcia & Bimbo Rivas.

By 1978, Loisada had many murals depicting problems in housing, joblessnesses, budget cuts, worker’s rights, women’s rights, greedy landlords, slumlords, povery, education system and the need for self reliance with gardens, shelters. These neighborhood murals began with a grassroot artists’ collective, CityArts where through visual arts, a cultural history of protest & resistances can occur. Birth of Nuyorican Poetry Club featuring poets and musicians as well as the squatter’s movement are depicted in this video.

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Watch John Pilger: Palestine Has The Right to Resist!

19 May 2021 — Dandelion Salad

goingunderground RT on May 19, 2021 with John Pilger

On this episode of Going Underground, we speak to legendary journalist and filmmaker John Pilger. He discusses why Palestine is still the issue in 2021, the Israeli aerial bombardment of Gaza which has claimed hundreds of lives, displaced over 50,000 and claimed the lives of over 63 children, the EU, US and UK role in the Israeli bombardment of Gaza, Palestine’s legal right to resist and Hamas as a part of a resistance provoked by Israeli occupation, the ‘media boycott’ of Gaza and why the mainstream media’s ‘both sides’ assertions are false, the entrenching Israeli illegal occupation of Palestine, the US-led campaign against China and the likelihood of war breaking out, China’s rise and memory of its ‘century of humiliation’ of dominance by imperialist powers, the persecution of Julian Assange and much more!

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Watch Panel Discussion: Israeli Intelligence Colludes with Facebook, Google to Censor Palestinian Voices

24 May 2021 — Mint Press News

MintCast is joined by Mickey Huff, Suhair Nafal, and Jessica Buxbaum to discuss censorship and Israel’s collusion with Google and Facebook.

by Mnar Muhawesh Adley

The ongoing assault on Palestine has captured the world’s attention. The latest violence was sparked by an attack on the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem by Israeli security forces, resulting in over 300 casualties, as Muslims had gathered to celebrate Ramadan in the region’s holiest place of worship. Outside, far-right groups cheered as the mosque was damaged, and launched pogroms against non-Jews inside Israel.
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Watch: Inside the Battle for Jerusalem

19 May 2021 — Vice News

Israel’s bombing of Gaza has killed 213 people and Hamas rockets into Israel have killed 13. The latest violence between Israel and Palestine came after weeks of police aggression towards Palestinians in East Jerusalem. We embed with protesters in Sheikh Jarrah who face losing their homes as they wait to hear their fate in a case that’s gone all the way to the Supreme Court.
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View: Big Brother Watch on the ‘Vaccine Passport’

21 May 2021 — Youtube

Danger! The NHS App


“This is a matter of constitutional significance. We have never had ID’s in Britain, we don’t have internal passports”

Our Director Silkie Carlo to Julia Hartley-Brewer after a closer look at the Covid vaccine status feature on the NHS app reveals plans for more than just international travel…

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Watch: World stands with Palestine

20 May 2021 — The Electronic Intifada

Huge numbers of people all over the globe have been protesting in solidarity with Palestinians this month as Israel intensifiedits killing campaign in the Gaza Strip, and a massive uprising swept cities and villages all over historic Palestine.

Demonstrations swept Arab capitals, from Rabat to Amman, Beirut to Baghdad, Sanaa to Tunis.

People in Bahrain and Morocco took to the streets, two countries that normalized relations with Israel last year despite popular opposition and no restoration of Palestinian rights.

Protesters filled streets in European cities, including London, Paris, Milan, Brussels and The Hague. Continue reading