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By contrast, Birmingham – under Dick Knowles and Albert Bore – took the bull by the horns. Using public funds to leverage private investment, and taking maximum advantage of European Union funds, they entirely remodeled the centre of the city and the sectoral composition of its economy. Sowing the seeds By the early 1980s it […]

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As’ad AbuKhalil weighs Iran’s position at a dangerous point in U.S. relations, but says the prospects of war are not as high as Gulf regimes and Israel want them to be. By As`ad AbuKhalil Special to Consortium News The crisis in Iranian-U.S. relations has reached a dangerous point, and Israel and its Gulf allies are […]

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At a time of rising energy on the Democrats’ left flank, the DCCC is giving a crash course in how to alienate young progressives. “We shouldn’t be punishing people for bringing new ideas to the forefront,” says Tim Ennis, communications director for College Democrats of Massachusetts. NORMAL, ILL.— On May 5, newly elected Democratic Congressional […]

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Labour’s left-wing grassroots are finally on the front foot. With Momentum now backing party conference motions that would see Labour adopt a radical Green New Deal as official party policy, Jeremy Corbyn’s supporters are spearheading a radical new policy agenda to reshape Britain from the bottom up. The history of Corbynism so far has been […]

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Trump Says He Is Sure Iran Will Seek Talks ‘Soon’

May 15, 2019           |                                       

U.S. President Donald Trump says he is sure Tehran will “soon” seek to negotiate with Washington, and he dismissed media reports suggesting there was disagreement within the administration of his policy toward Iran. “I’m sure that Iran will want to talk soon,” Trump wrote on Twitter on May 15 without elaborating. Trump’s remarks follow comments […]

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This piece originally appeared on AntiWar. Who do we think we are? Truly. The latest reports that the Trump administration is considering plans for deploying 120,000 troops to the Middle East – presumably to strike Iran – demonstrates how Washington’s foreign policy has finally gone off the rails. Crazier still, the impending war with Iran […]

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The stock market dive on Monday, May 13, following China’s announcement that it would impose retaliatory tariffs for President Donald Trump’s tariff hike on $200 billion in Chinese products, set off alarms around the globe. The business press warned that the trade war between the two countries could “spin out of control.” Republicans worried that […]

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The racial wealth gap is real and pernicious, but reparations are not the answer. A universal approach to reducing poverty would address the full spectrum of economic pain in America without separating Americans into categories of deserving and undeserving poor. In his famous essay on reparations, Ta-Nehisi Coates invoked the policy as a way of […]

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2020 candidates are using pro-reparations rhetoric—but they need to take action. While Democratic presidential hopefuls seem far more likely to embrace reparations in 2019 than they were in 2016, they often go on to advocate something that is … not quite reparations. Every 2020 Democratic presidential candidate has had to answer whether they support reparations […]

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Uzbek Government Says It Has Unblocked Prominent Independent Websites

May 11, 2019           |                                       

The head of Uzbekistan’s Information and Mass Communication Agency has said that access to a dozen news and human rights websites has been restored in the authoritarian Central Asian country. Komil Allamjonov posted on Facebook on May 10 that “certain technical issues” had been resolved and local access to the websites had been restored. Some […]

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In one mad sunny week over the Easter weekend, Extinction Rebellion brought public attention to the problem of climate change in a way that had rarely been achieved before. The group’s most ambitious demand – to cut greenhouse gas emissions completely by 2025 – is unlikely to be met. But another – for governments to […]

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“A week is a long time in politics”, said Harold Wilson. Throughout history there have been certain times when this saying has taken on a particular resonance. It may be the case that we are now witnessing another such moment. The political shenanigans around Brexit have left many MPs and the general public exhausted. There […]

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In March, the DCCC announced its policy against progressive challengers of incumbent Dems. But the policy has been met with widespread scorn, and may be starting to backfire. Ryan Grim, Eugene Puryear, and Jacqueline Luqman discuss the situation The post The DCCC’s Anti-Progressive Policy Might Be Backfiring (2/2) appeared first on The Real News Network.

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This piece originally appeared on Informed Comment. A new CNN/SSRS poll of about 1,000 people shows that among a random sample of registered voters, Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden each crush Trump by 6 to 7 points, even at this very early point in the campaign. Kamala Harris also wins, but by a smaller margin. […]

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In March, the DCCC announced its policy against progressive challengers of incumbent Dems. But the policy has been met with widespread scorn, and may be starting to backfire. Ryan Grim, Eugene Puryear, and Jacqueline Luqman discuss the situation The post The DCCC’s Anti-Progressive Policy Might Be Backfiring appeared first on The Real News Network.

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