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Blair, Olympic deals and the glimpse of another Britain

John Pilger johnpilger.com This is a story of two letters and two Britains. The first letter was written by Sebastian Coe, the former athlete who chairs the London Olympics Organising Committee. He is now called Lord Coe. In the New … Continue reading

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The Righteous Road to Ruin

Chris Hedges truthdig.com “The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion” A book by Jonathan Haidt. Jonathan Haidt’s book “The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion” trumpets yet another grand theory … Continue reading

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Shell keen to import foreign workers

Leigh Sales ABC One of the world’s most powerful business leaders has applauded the Government’s move to put a price on carbon, but says his company will need to import foreign workers to make its Australian operations competitive. Peter Voser, … Continue reading

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The ‘getting’ of Assange and the smearing of a revolution

Source: John Pilger The High Court in London will soon to decide whether Julian Assange is to be extradited to Sweden to face allegations of sexual misconduct. At the appeal hearing in July, Ben Emmerson QC, counsel for the defence, … Continue reading

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Banks Benefit From Fighting Nursing-Home Crime

Clea Benson Bloomberg Banks have found an unusual way to comply with the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA), the federal law requiring them to bolster the economies of low-income neighborhoods: They’re funding a program dedicated to fighting crime in nursing homes. … Continue reading

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Call to donate winter fuel payments

Source: Mirror A campaign has been launched to enable wealthier pensioners to donate their winter fuel payments to those who are struggling to keep warm. The Surviving Winter appeal is backed by groups including the Community Foundation Network and Saga, … Continue reading

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It’s time we recognised the Blair government’s criminality

John Pilger John Pilger In the kabuki theatre of British parliamentary politics, great crimes do not happen and criminals go free. It is theatre after all; the pirouettes matter, not actions taken at remove in distance and culture from their … Continue reading

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‘We the People’ Loses Appeal With People Around the World

Adam Liptak New York Times Sure, it is the nation’s founding document and sacred text. And it is the oldest written national constitution still in force anywhere in the world. But its influence is waning. In 1987, on the Constitution’s … Continue reading

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Turkey to temporarily halt GMO food imports

World Bulletin The Council of State ruled on Monday that the importation of genetically modified (GM) food will be temporarily halted while more stringent regulations are enacted, a move designed to better oversee the use of the highly controversial food … Continue reading

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The Assange case means we are all suspects now

Source: John Pilger This week’s Supreme Court hearing in the Julian Assange case has profound meaning for the preservation of basic freedoms in western democracies. This is Assange’s final appeal against his extradition to Sweden to face allegations of sexual … Continue reading

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