18 January 2021

The ‘Corbyn Project’ is promising. But can it deliver on its goals?

After much buzz on social media, Jeremy Corbyn’s Peace and Justice Project finally launched on Sunday 17 January. And while everyone involved managed to … Read more By Steve Topple - Steve Topple
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Catalyst in detail: Mon, 18 Jan 2021 12:26:34

In the 2013 Catalyst Thesis, it is argued that today’s 3D printers are crude compared with whatever will be in your homes in the next decades. Technology can potentially eradicate all inequality. It will certainly lessen inequality even if we don’t aim for that. Synthetic biology allows the creation of new forms of life, and nanotech could eventually allow anything to be manufactured in a garage. Monopolies of wealth and power will be shattered, everything will be delegated to the individual or to smaller communities. The entire production process will be able to take place in the home. If we share everything nobly when the time of this technological singularity arrives, economics itself will be obsolete and all things will be available to all people. Unlimited fuel and unlimited materials will prevail. We have seen the power in the DNA of our technology. http://www.clubof.info/p/catalyst.html
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17 January 2021

DWP chaos around Universal Credit reaches breaking point

There’s a crescendo in the chaos around the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). Because parliament is about to debate the contentious £20 a … Read more By Steve Topple - Steve Topple
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15 January 2021

The No Fly List: More Dangerous than the Capitol Rioters

As I write this, the Capitol Hill riot of January 6 is enjoying its extended 15 minutes of fame, complete with straight-faced comparisons to December 7, 1941 and September 11, 2001. In hindsight, it will hopefully (and hopefully quickly) shrink to its real-life proportions: A few thousand hysterical Donald Trump supporters, and likely at most … Continue reading The No Fly List: More Dangerous than the Capitol Rioters → - by Thomas L. Knapp
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NHS staff just told Boris Johnson to “go”

A group of NHS staff just gave a direct message to Boris Johnson: it’s time for him to “go”. NHS workers ‘demand accountability’ On … Read more By Steve Topple - Steve Topple
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Monthly Review, Fri, 15 Jan 2021 12:40:49

On this day our choice of book is Jason Hirthler’s “The Sins of Empire” (https://t.co/GMzonxDbap). Sins is a truly astute non-fiction work, so if we’re going to declare our praises with certainty we’re incuding it on our lists. Here we reveal contributions that are truly hard-hitting in their understanding of the world. Before you leave our site, you’ve got to begin by reading how buyers reacted. According to a buyer, “This is an honest critique of this country’s disastrous foreign policy. Mr. Hirthler pulls no punches and takes no prisoners. He excoriates a sitting president along with many other politicians and media hacks. The author uses wit and sarcasm to make his points. While this reviewer may not embrace all of the author’s opinions, Mr. Hirthler challenges me to rethink my own.” If you’ve been kind enough to read the review we just showed you, you might as well go the whole way and search for a copy of the book yourself. If not, keep track of what’s next by subscribing for email updates.
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14 January 2021

Turkish foreign minister deserves our sincere appreciation: World Kashmir Awareness Forum

Turkish foreign minister deserves our sincere appreciation: World Kashmir Awareness Forum By News Desk Washington, DC. January 13, 2021 – “We expressed our full solidarityContinue reading - Voice of East
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13 January 2021

The Political Class: At War with Each Other and on the Rest of Us

“Those who make peaceful revolution impossible,” President John F. Kennedy said in a 1962 speech, “will make violent revolution inevitable.” Nearly 60 years later, two warring groups within the American political class seem resolutely determined to make “peaceful revolution” — by which JFK seems to have meant orderly democratic decision-making — impossible. Supporters of Donald … Continue reading The Political Class: At War with Each Other and on the Rest of Us → - by Thomas L. Knapp
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There’s a backlash against posties. We need to support them.

Postal workers are facing a backlash from some members of the public. This is because people’s post has been delayed. But is it the … Read more By Steve Topple - Steve Topple
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11 January 2021

Economic Nightmare Shows Need for New Aim and Direction for the Economy

The U.S. labor force participation rate stood at 61.5% in November 2020, the lowest rate in 44 years. According to Investopedia: The labor force participation rate is a measure of an economy’s active workforce. The formula for the number is the sum of all workers who are employed or actively seeking employment divided by the […] The post Economic Nightmare Shows Need for New Aim and Direction for the Economy first appeared on Dissident Voice. - Dissident Voice
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10 January 2021

A trade union is considering disaffiliating from Keir Starmer’s Labour

A trade union is about to start debating its affiliation with the Labour Party. Why? Because it feels “further away from having a political … Read more By Steve Topple - Steve Topple
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9 January 2021

Political Violence: The Politicians Doth Protest Too Much

On January 7, the day after rioters entered the US Capitol and put hundreds of politicians to flight on support of Donald Trump’s wild-eyed election fraud claims, Wisconsins’s State Assembly passed a resolution. The money line: “[P]olitical violence in any form has no place in the American system of government and should never be tolerated.” … Continue reading Political Violence: The Politicians Doth Protest Too Much → - by Thomas L. Knapp
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7 January 2021

The Beer Belly Putsch: A Sign of Things to Come

In a sign that 2021 may get even more darkly weird than 2020, a mob of Trump supporters pushed their way into the US Capitol on January 6, putting politicians to flight and delaying, for a few hours, Congress’s quadrennial ritual of counting electoral votes and blessing the enthronement of the next President of the … Continue reading The Beer Belly Putsch: A Sign of Things to Come → - by Thomas L. Knapp
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The DWP is continuing with sanctions despite a national lockdown

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has just announced that Jobcentres will remain open during the latest coronavirus (Covid-19) lockdown. While this is … Read more By Steve Topple - Steve Topple
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The US and UK may not will Assange’s death, but everything they are doing makes it more likely

There was a hope in some quarters after Judge Vanessa Baraitser ruled on Monday against an application to extradite Julian Assange to the US, where he faced being locked away for the rest of his life, that she might finally be changing tack. Washington has wanted Assange permanently silenced and made an example of – […] The post The US and UK may not will Assange’s death, but everything they are doing makes it more likely first appeared on Dissident Voice. - Dissident Voice
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6 January 2021

Rare Photo Exhibit Marks 72nd Anniversary of UN Resolution on Kashmir Referendum

Rare Photo Exhibit Marks 72nd Anniversary of UN Resolution on Kashmir Referendum By News Desk ISLAMABAD—An exhibit of rare pictures went on display in theContinue reading - Voice of East
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5 January 2021

Trilateral Cooperation between Pakistan, China and Iran: Opportunities and Way Forward

Trilateral Cooperation between Pakistan, China and Iran: Opportunities and Way Forward By News Desk His Excellency Syed Mohammad Ali Husseini, Ambassador of Iran to PakistanContinue reading - Voice of East
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Yes, Dr. Fauci, You DO Need to Have Some Humility Here

“When polls said only about half of all Americans would take a vaccine, I was saying herd immunity would take 70 to 75 percent,”  Dr.  Anthony Fauci, director of the US  National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and public face of the federal government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, told the New York Times … Continue reading Yes, Dr. Fauci, You DO Need to Have Some Humility Here → - by Thomas L. Knapp
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4 January 2021

Journalists Angered by Assange Ruling

A London court has ruled against those seeking Wikileaks founder Julian Assange’s extradition to the US. Assange is charged with 17 counts of espionage as well as hacking. The post Journalists Angered by Assange Ruling first appeared on Dissident Voice. - Dissident Voice
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Catalyst in detail: Mon, 04 Jan 2021 12:22:35

Any technological revolution brings forth new political demands and new realities. As written in 2013, “Globalization’s migratory effects and unprecedented mixing of cultures have had at least one major benefit carried forward. This is the erosion of communication barriers, in language and transport. Such barriers correspond with huge historic power inequalities among states. The overall democratic potential of emerging technologies already discussed, the spread and acceptance of the internet, and the world’s transition to an alternative with a much weaker nation-state system certainly deserve to be brought together for consideration. There are anti-state implications in the arrival of new media and new technology.” We have seen the power in the DNA of our technology. http://www.clubof.info/p/catalyst.html
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Kashmir: An exotic wonderland under brutal occupation

Kashmir: An exotic wonderland under brutal occupation By Tariq Ahmed Kashmir is fabled for its glorious mountains, stunning scenery, remarkable landscape, and pleasing climate. ItContinue reading - Voice of East
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2 January 2021

Kazakhstan’s Parliamentary Election 2021: A Way Forward for Further Strengthening Democracy

Kazakhstan’s Parliamentary Election 2021: A Way Forward for Further Strengthening Democracy By News Desk On 28th December 2020 Center for Global & Strategic Studies (CGSS),Continue reading - Voice of East
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