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Class war engulfs Labour: The Owning Class vs The Membership

Of all the words uttered about Labour’s internecine strife – a few words from establishment media pundit Owen Jones illuminated the ongoing class war within the movement perfectly: …it has become increasingly common in politics...
by Sodium Haze on Aug 12, 2016

Tom Watson’s tactics are despicable – he should resign.

I don’t whether to laugh at Tom Watson, be angry or pity him. Perhaps all three. I warmly applauded (on this very site) his work on the topic of child abuse . But following Corbyn’s ...
by Sodium Haze on Aug 11, 2016

Observer a laughing stock as Corbyn smears hit new lows

Oh what a tangled web The Guardian Media Group weaves as it colludes with New Labour plotters to deceive! Now the GMG’s smears against Corbyn are not just fact free journalism – they are rapidly ...
by Sodium Haze on Aug 7, 2016

Fossil Fuel Industry Continues Wrath on Renowned Climate Scientist Michael Mann

Despite—actually, because of—the innumerable peer-reviewed studies and national academies that have affirmed his work, Prof. Michael Mann from Penn State University continues to be on the receiving end of the fossil fuel industry’s wrath. I...
by Sodium Haze on Jul 28, 2016

Guardian tries to silence Democrat leak scandal

The pattern is unmistakable in both the UK and US – and I apologise for sounding like a stuck record. Liberal mainstream media prove over and over again their aversion to telling us the news ...
by Sodium Haze on Jul 25, 2016

Neoliberalism is a species of fascism

The time for rhetorical reservations is over. Things have to be called by their name to make it possible for a co-ordinated democratic reaction to be initiated, above all in the public services. Liberalism was a ...
by Sodium Haze on Jul 25, 2016

The Blairites are surrounded by the membership – let’s reclaim Labour as the people’s party

“Since 1832 we have been gradually excluding the voter from government – now, we have got them to a point where they vote once every five years for which bunch of buffoons will try to ...
by Sodium Haze on Jul 22, 2016

Brazil human rights defender found drowned in dam

Last week, a human rights defender’s body was found drowned in the hydro-electric dam she spent three years fighting. Nilce de Souza Magalhães was a fierce opponent of the Usina Hidrelétrica Jirau, a rock-fill dam ...
by Sodium Haze on Jul 5, 2016

It’s Still the Iraq War, Stupid.

No rational person could blame Jeremy Corbyn for Brexit. So why are the Blairites moving against Corbyn now, with such precipitate haste? The answer is the Chilcot Report. It is only a fortnight away, and though ...
by Sodium Haze on Jun 26, 2016

U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT - Dissent in the Ranks

"State Department officials push for military intervention in Syria" PBS NewsHour 6/17/2016ExcerptSUMMARY:  The question of how to end the devastating five-year Syrian Civil War has split the United States foreign service.  Recently, a grou...
by Mage Soapbox on Jun 20, 2016

New Study Shows Mass Surveillance Breeds Meekness, Fear and Self-Censorship | Glenn Greenwald

A newly published study from Oxford’s Jon Penney provides empirical evidence for a key argument long made by privacy advocates: that the mere existence of a surveillance state breeds fear and conformity and stifles free expression. Reporting ...
by Sodium Haze on Apr 29, 2016

Beware the march of the authoritarians! | Jonathon Porritt

Is the UK sinking into authoritarian rule? That’s how it looks, writes Jonathon Porritt, as the government joins with right wing media and fossil fuel companies to attack local democracy and environmental campaigners. Is this ...
by Sodium Haze on Mar 17, 2016

‘Chilling Effect’ of Mass Surveillance Is Silencing Dissent | Nafeez Ahmed

Thanks largely to whistleblower Edward Snowden’s revelations in 2013, most Americans now realize that the intelligence community monitors and archives all sorts of online behaviors of both foreign nationals and US citizens. But did you know ...
by Sodium Haze on Mar 17, 2016

Beware Israeli propaganda dressed up as news

The Haze’s attention was drawn to this lengthy article in the staunchly pro-Israel Telegraph. It is typical example of pro-Israeli propaganda that has been all over the corporate media recently. The piece is so flimsy that one almost feels...
by Sodium Haze on Mar 6, 2016

Western Aggression: The Highest Form of Terrorism | Edward S. Herman

Aggression is arguably the highest form of terrorism as it invariably includes the frightening of the target populations and their leaders as well as killing and destruction on a large scale.. The U.S. invaders of ...
by Sodium Haze on Feb 1, 2016

Why are so many Americans skeptical about climate change? A study offers a surprising answer. | Joby Warrick

Climate change has long been a highly polarizing topic in the United States, with Americans lining up on opposite sides depending on their politics and worldview. Now a scientific study sheds new light on the ...
by Sodium Haze on Nov 24, 2015

Kids Company spoke truth to power: was it silenced? | Nicholas Sebley

In case you have not heard of it, Kids Company was a charity that looked after maltreated children who the state seemed unable to help. It opened in 1996 and was built on a ‘wraparound’ model of ...
by Sodium Haze on Oct 14, 2015

Shackling Our Own Freedoms

Pratap Antony is a man who walks the talk. I had previously written about his defence of a stray dog and a neem tree.In this powerful article in CounterCurrents, he calls on each of us to unshackle ourselves from Learned Helplessness, Willful Blindne...
by Tilling the Earthwoman on Oct 13, 2015

Top 5 future anti-Corbyn headlines

Why wait for tomorrow’s Anti-Corbyn headlines when you can have them today? Since there are hundreds of anti-Corbyn articles flooding our senses all the time – we have also sifted through the articles that will be ...
by Sodium Haze on Sep 16, 2015

Corbyn supporters want social democracy – if Labour doesn’t want us, let’s form a new party.

Will The Labour Party allow me to vote for in their leadership election? As a lifelong Labour voter until the Iraq War – its seems I am not wanted. I can’t help wondering if there is really any ...
by Sodium Haze on Aug 28, 2015


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