Deloitte gets another huge COVID contract – for ‘crazy’ plan to test millions each day

21 August 2020 — Open Democracy

Operation Moonshot could be the biggest NHS privatisation in history, and civil servants are shaking their heads in disbelief.

One down, 3,999,999 to go – Andrew Milligan/PA Wire/PA Images. All rights reserved

The British government had plans to test everyone in the country for coronavirus every week by October – and it’s handed most of the work to the global accountancy firm Deloitte, openDemocracy can reveal. Labour MP Clive Lewis has dubbed the deal “potentially the biggest NHS privatisation in history”.

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Media: Iran Has Space Program–Some See Crisis! By Peter Hart

10 August 2013 — FAIR Blog

1486944-mainA well-respected research group posted a short article on its website about the location of a second launchpad for Iran’s space program. That’s not big news–but it can be made to sound like scary news in the New York Times.

 “Launching Site in Iran Raises Missile Worries” was the headline over a piece by Rick Gladstone (8/9/13), which had this curious lead:

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Monsanto Refuses to Testify on Genetically Modified Crops in Puerto Rico By Carmelo Ruiz-Marrero

19 June 2013 — WHAT’S NEW ON CORPWATCH: Holding Corporations Accountable

Monsanto has refused to testify at a major government hearing in Puerto Rico about local testing and sale of genetically modified seeds. Critics say that crops from these seeds harm the environment and can cause serious human health problems.

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The Emilia-Romagna Coops: A Market Without Capitalists By Frances Moore Lappe

8 Mar 2010 — Alternet.comSolidarityEconomy.net

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Poster: Italy’s Federation of Consumer Coops

A market economy and capitalism are synonymous — or at least joined at the hip. That’s what most Americans grow up assuming. But it is not necessarily so. Capitalism — control by those supplying the capital in order to return wealth to shareholders — is only one way to drive a market.

Granted, it is hard to imagine another possibility for how an economy could work in the abstract. It helps to have a real-life example.

And now I do.

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