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Society Is in Decay

on May 31, 2019

Plutocrats like to control the range of permissible public dialogue. Plutocrats also like to shape what society values. If you want to see where a country’s priorities lie, look at how it allocates its money. While teachers and nurses earn comparatively little for performing critical jobs, corporate bosses including those who pollute our planet and […]

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Owen Jones, writing in the Guardian yesterday, pleads for the return of Ed Miliband and a “drastic reboot” of the Labour party. He claims that Brexit has tarnished the “optimistic, idealistic gloss” of Corbynism, dampened the enthusiasm of its supporters, and robbed the project of its identity. He might be right, as Corbyn has certainly […]

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Assange Hospitalized, “dagger in journalist hearts” – George Galloway

on May 31, 2019

The attorney of WikiLeaks founder and journalist Julian Assange’s has revealed that he was too ill to appear in a video chat for his extradition hearing. Assange has spent the past seven weeks at Belmarsh prison, where his health has continued to deteriorate. The WikiLeaks founder faces extradition to the US over “espionage” charges dating […]

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An unnamed Norwegian official with inside knowledge of the talks between the Venezuelan opposition and government in Oslo said the opposition “needs to be more realistic.” We discuss the talks with Norwegian Venezuela specialist Eirik Vold The post Opposition Demand for Maduro’s Resignation a Non-Starter, Says Norwegian Official appeared first on The Real News Network.

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Russian Censors Cut Gay-Sex Scenes Out Of Elton John Biopic

on May 31, 2019

All intimate same-sex scenes have been removed from the Russian release of Rocketman, a new biographical film based on the life of British rock star Elton John. Dozhd TV journalist Mikhail Kozyrev and cinema critic Anton Dolin, who presented the film at the Oktyabr movie theater in Moscow on May 30, said that scenes with […]

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GP surgery closures have reached an all-time high across the UK, with 138 GP surgeries – covering over half a million patients – closing for good last year, a rise of 800% on the closure rate five years ago, according to a new survey released by GP magazine Pulse. Smaller surgeries in particular are vanishing. […]

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Craig Murray on Julian Assange: “I have no confidence whatsoever in the British justice system”

on May 31, 2019

“I have no confidence whatsoever in the British justice system” says Craig Murray after Wikileaks are ‘gravely concerned’ over sharp decline in Julian Assange’s health. [embedded content] The RT network now consists of three global news channels broadcasting in English, Spanish, and Arabic. Read other articles by RT, or visit RT’s website. This article was […]

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EU's Tusk Continues Central Asian Tour With Kazakh Talks

on May 31, 2019

NUR-SULTAN — European Council President Donald Tusk has continued his Central Asian tour with a visit to Kazakhstan, where he held talks with interim President Qasym-Zhomart Toqaev. Toqaev said at the May 31 talks that his country will continue its “course toward a comprehensive and constructive partnership with the European Union,” according to the Kazakh […]

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The UN special rapporteur on torture has blasted four nations for imposing psychological torture on Julian Assange. ‘A Relentless and Unrestrained Campaign of Public Mobbing, Intimidation and Defamation’ Warns of ‘Criminalization of Journalism’ By Joe Lauria Special to Consortium News The UN special rapporteur on torture has issued a stinging rebuke to the United States, […]

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Iran Marks Quds Day As U.S. Prepares To Unveil Mideast Peace Initiative

on May 31, 2019

Rallies were held across Iran to mark Quds (Jerusalem) Day on May 31. Iran established Quds Day after the 1979 Islamic Revolution as an occasion to express support for the Palestinian people. The state-backed demonstrations are usually aimed against the United States and Israel. Rallies were held in about 950 Iranian cities and towns, as […]

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Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair In my article, Avoiding Assange, a month ago, right after the first US indictment was issued, I addressed two diversionary arguments that I knew would be used by those who want to hide their complicity with American imperialism under leftish cover—that is, those who don’t want to be seen as […]

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Photo by Nathaniel St. Clair If historians still exist years from now, some of them will be struck by how Donald Trump’s Democratic Party critics and their media allies obsessed over the 45th United States President’s real and alleged connections to Russia while saying comparatively little about his enactment of a soulless anti-environmental agenda that […]

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Julian Assange is in Belmarsh Prison hospital after his Swedish lawyer said he was too ill to carry on a conversation. Join us live for a discussion of the latest. The 32nd webcast vigil for Julian Assange can be seen here starting on Friday at 4 pm US Eastern time, 9 PM in London, 10 […]

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