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The Report of the Augar Review investigating the future of post-18 education funding has finally been published. The Review was motivated by two factors. On the one hand, this was Theresa May’s desperate response to Jeremy Corbyn’s commitment to scrap university tuition fees and to bring back the Education Maintenance Allowance that David Cameron and […]

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As a slight aside there is a wider structural similarity between more conventional Marxism and neoclassical economics in their respective approaches to value/wealth. Both share a representational approach to value. For conventional Marxism value is determined by a hidden, non-measurable realm of ‘socially necessary abstract labour time’ (as noted above) which is then represented by […]

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Trump’s Former Campaign Boss Manafort Sentenced to 47 Months

March 7, 2019           |                                       

ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was sentenced Thursday to nearly four years in prison for tax and bank fraud related to his work advising Ukrainian politicians, a significant break from sentencing guidelines that called for a 20-year prison term. Manafort, sitting in a wheelchair as he deals with complications from gout, showed no […]

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A lack of early legal advice is causing unnecessary homeslessness at huge government expense. Figures show that homelessness has been increasing year on year since 2010. Lack of legal aid is a lesser known contributory factor. Photo credit: Pixabay/bluesbby. Some rights reserved/CC0. Legal aid is the neglected arm of the welfare state. At Shelter, we […]

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LGBT rights are under attack from Christian conservatives in Ukraine. Photo: NurPhoto/SIPA USA/PA Images. All rights reserved. At the entrance to the Kyiv conference and event centre, copies of the New Testament were on sale along with a handbook for followers of Ruslan Kukharchuk entitled “The Mandate”, and several books on journalism and “eternal values”, […]

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After openDemocracy revealed how former Brexit minister Steve Baker continued to work with the secretive European Research Group despite being in government, demands for Downing Street to investigate. Steve Baker: from the ERG to Brexit department. Image: BBC, fair use. Senior opposition MPs have called on the prime minister to launch “an immediate investigation” into […]

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Norman Solomon argues against condemning the meeting, saying reducing tensions between nuclear powers is constructive. Paul Jay asks if there is a hidden agenda that’s not so peaceful The post Was the Trump-Putin Meeting Constructive or a “Capitulation”? appeared first on The Real News Network.

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As Israel mows down protesters in Gaza with brutal military technology, Palestinians respond creatively, with kites and balloons. Shir Hever discusses the hidden rift within the Israeli military The post Israel Turns Gaza into ‘Arms Race’ Laboratory, While Palestinians Fly Kites (Pt 1/2) appeared first on The Real News Network.

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If a Prosecutor Breaks the Law in Secret, Does the Crime Exist? Not According to Texas Prosecutors.

June 15, 2018           |                                       

Shannon Edmonds and Stacey Soule looked confident sitting before a panel of lawmakers in the Texas Capitol late last month. Soule is the state’s prosecuting attorney, whose office litigates cases before the state’s highest criminal court, the Court of Criminal Appeals. Edmonds is a staff attorney and the government relations expert for the powerful Texas […]

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